It is important to understand how training, experience and certification differentiates a vascular surgeon from other fields of medicine. Washington University vein specialists are all board-certified vascular surgeons, trained in all facets of vein and artery disease. Vascular surgery is the only medical specialty that focuses solely on treating diseases of the blood vessels, both arteries and veins.
Some heavily advertised cosmetic vein centers or spas may not be supervised or staffed by board-certified vascular specialists. This is an important safety distinction. Our doctors are all nationally renowned vascular surgeons, they educate future vein specialists, and they are leaders in vascular disease and vein disease medical societies. People in the St. Louis and surrounding areas can feel confident in choosing a Washington University vein specialist.