Who Should Treat My Veins?
Choosing the right physician to treat vein disorders is an important and intensely personal decision.
You want the person working on your body’s internal systems to be trustworthy, knowledgeable and accomplished in this complex field.
To make the best selection in treatment providers, patients must consider many factors.
These include the physician’s background, the ability to diagnose vein diseases and their underlying causes, the treatment options available, ability to anticipate and handle any complications and the availability of insurance pre-authorization and coverage.
Who Should Treat My Veins?
Your vein treatment specialist should have high levels of formal training and years of surgical and non-surgical experience in all aspects of vascular care and not just venous disorders. In many situations, the arterial and venous systems are co-dependent and both need to be evaluated for the complete vascular care of a patient regardless of the presentation. In other words, if a patient presents with a venous disorder, the arterial health needs to be evaluated prior to any treatment plan to ensure adequate healing.
Understanding the intricacies and complexities of vein conditions requires extensive practice and a commitment to emerging procedures and technology that will improve patient results.
OC VeinCare founder Maraya Altuwaijri, MD, FACS, RPVI, received her General Surgery training from the University of California, San Diego and is Board certified by the American Board of General Surgery.
General Surgery is a discipline of surgery having a central core of knowledge embracing anatomy, physiology, metabolism, immunology, nutrition, pathology, wound healing, shock and resuscitation, intensive care, and cancer.
A general surgeon has specialized knowledge and experience related to the diagnosis, preoperative, operative, and postoperative management, including the management of complications, in various primary components of surgery such as gastrointestinal, head and neck, cancer surgery, trauma, critically ill, breast, vascular system and abdomen.
During her Vascular and Endovascular Surgery fellowship at the Mayo Clinic, Dr. Altuwaijri was commended for exceptional clinical judgment and achieved an outstanding academic and clinical record. She has trained under the world renowned Vascular Surgeon Dr. Peter Gloviczki, Chairman at the Mayo Clinic who is one of the leading physicians and surgeons in Vascular Surgery and more notably venous disease. Dr. Altuwaijri, also trained under the late Dr. John Bergan who is considered the father of venous disorders during her time in San Diego.
Dr. Altuwaijri is certified by the American Board of Vascular Surgery which is a surgical subspecialty focusing on the arterial and venous system of the body.
Accurate detection of your vein disorder, as well as any underlying medical causes of the disorder, is crucial for proper treatment. Your vein treatment provider must be able to provide a precise, definitive diagnosis of your exact condition to deliver the solutions you need.
Dr. Altuwaijri is one of the first in her field to earn the Registered Physician in Vascular Interpretation (RPVI) credential from the prestigious American Registry for Diagnostic Medical Sonography (ARDMS), the highest standard in vascular ultrasound interpretation.
OC VeinCare’s use of the duplex ultrasound and new technology like the VeinViewer, which painlessly provides HD images of your veins (pictured at right), ensures the best and most accurate diagnosis of vein disease available today.
OC VeinCare Diagnostic Vascular Lab is a fully accredited lab by the American College of Radiology. On-site daily vascular testing and ultrasounds available with same day results.
Treating vein disorders like varicose veins and spider veins requires intimate knowledge of the best procedures for dealing with these conditions.
At OC VeinCare, qualifying patients with symptomatic varicose veins are treated with a combination of sclerotherapy and the Venefit™ procedure. The Venefit procedure is minimally invasive, performed on average in 15-20 minutes, typically covered by most insurance carriers and requires no downtime with immediate return to daily activities and work.
Sclerotherapy works to shut off varicose vein networks allowing your body to absorb the veins with time. No downtime required.
Your preferred vein treatment provider should have a comprehensive understanding of insurance coverage for vein disorders, as well as the ability to work with insurance companies to obtain preauthorization for vein procedures.
Approval from your insurance should prevent unexpected charges or difficulties with your coverage.
Most health insurers cover treatment of vein disease or the underlying causes of vein disorders.
The healthcare insurance experts and staff at OC VeinCare can work with your insurance company to secure coverage, and answer any questions you have about your insurance as it pertains to vein treatment.
Who Should Treat My Veins?
OC VeinCare is currently offering a free vein screening for individuals with varicose veins or spider veins! Click here to schedule your free screening today, or call (949) 364-0080 to learn more!