Choosing a Phlebologist
Traditionally, the treatment of varicose veins meant a surgical procedure. However, with the introduction of portable office based ultrasound technology and endovenous vein ablation techniques (heating the vein from the inside with a catheter), things have changed. The surgical scalpel and vein stripping have been replaced with minimally invasive procedures, done under local anesthesia, moving the procedures from the operating room to the office setting.
According to the American College of Phlebology, a phlebologist is a physician who specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of vein disorders. In 2005, the American Medical Association (AMA) recognized phlebology as a separate self-designated specialty. In 2008, the first test was offered by the American Board of Phlebology.
Dr. Kenneth Harper is board certified by the American Board of Surgery, a diplomat of the American Board of Phlebology, and a phlebologist with years of experience. Other credentials that signify his commitment to excellence in vein care include Registered Physician in Vascular Interpretation, Registered Phlebology Sonographer, and his vascular lab is accredited by the IAC for Venous Testing.
The decision on who provides your vein care is important. There are others who offer their services. However, if you want an innovator in the field with years of experience and who has performed over 18,000 vein procedures, VSS is a great choice. Not only are we committed to excellence in vein care we educate of physicians, Vein Specialists of the South and Dr. Harper are your specialists in vein care. Don’t hesitate to contact us to schedule a consultation at Vein Specialists of the South, LLC.