Do vein specialists treat pelvic congestion syndrome? If not, what kind of doctor is best to see about this condition?

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Many vein specialists and interventional radiologists treat pelvic congestion syndrome. If you are suspicious of having PCS due to pelvic pain and pelvic varicose veins, it is important to get a complete workup to identify the reason for the varicose veins and symptoms.

Answered by Jefferson Health Vein Treatment Practice (View Profile)

Many vein specialists and interventional radiologists treat pelvic congestion syndrome. If you are suspicious of having PCS due to pelvic pain and pelvic varicose veins, it is important to get a complete workup to identify the reason for the varicose veins and symptoms.

Published on Jul 11, 2012


Vein Specialties of St. Louis

Published on Feb 15, 2019

An interventional radiologist can treat PCS, but it is preferable that they are at a larger medical center. Not all of these specialists are familiar with the problem, so ask lots of questions.

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Answered by Vein Specialties of St. Louis

An interventional radiologist can treat PCS, but it is preferable that they are at a larger medical center. Not all of these specialists are familiar with the problem, so ask lots of questions.

Published on Jul 11, 2012


More About Doctor Owensboro Heart & Vascular

Published on Feb 28, 2015

Yes, some of them do treat this condition.

Answered by Owensboro Heart & Vascular (View Profile)

Yes, some of them do treat this condition.

Published on Jul 11, 2012


Vein Center of New Mexico

Published on Feb 17, 2015

Yes, vein specialists treat pelvic congestion syndrome. Not all phlebologists are totally on the cutting edge, but many are. Call various centers to determine which are currently evaluating and treating this syndrome.

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Answered by Vein Center of New Mexico

Yes, vein specialists treat pelvic congestion syndrome. Not all phlebologists are totally on the cutting edge, but many are. Call various centers to determine which are currently evaluating and treating this syndrome.

Published on Jul 11, 2012


Premier Vein Specialists

Published on Feb 15, 2015

You should see an interventional radiologist.

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Answered by Premier Vein Specialists

You should see an interventional radiologist.

Published on Jul 11, 2012


Mercy Imaging Centers

Published on Feb 15, 2015

Most of these procedures are done by interventional radiologists, many of whom are also vein specialists.

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Answered by Mercy Imaging Centers

Most of these procedures are done by interventional radiologists, many of whom are also vein specialists.

Published on Jul 11, 2012


Destin Vein Center

Published on Feb 13, 2015

Yes, we (vein specialists) do treat pelvic congestion syndrome.

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Answered by Destin Vein Center

Yes, we (vein specialists) do treat pelvic congestion syndrome.

Published on Jul 11, 2012


Vein Treatment Institute of NJ

Published on Feb 12, 2015

Certain vein specialists treat pelvic congestion syndrome. The procedure typically requires a venogram (groin catheterization) and embolization. This can be performed as an outpatient. The procedure is usually performed by a physician who is trained as an interventional radiologist.

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Answered by Vein Treatment Institute of NJ

Certain vein specialists treat pelvic congestion syndrome. The procedure typically requires a venogram (groin catheterization) and embolization. This can be performed as an outpatient. The procedure is usually performed by a physician who is trained as an interventional radiologist.

Published on Jul 11, 2012


Harbin Clinic Vein Center

Published on Feb 12, 2015

Not all vein specialists have the training and skill set to treat pelvic congestion syndrome. Specialists in vascular surgery and endovasvular interventions have the training, experience, and skill set to treat pelvic cnngestion syndrome. That said, all vein specialists should recognize the signs and symptoms of the condition and should be able to refer any patient to another center equipped to deal with pelvic congestion syndrome.

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Answered by Harbin Clinic Vein Center

Not all vein specialists have the training and skill set to treat pelvic congestion syndrome. Specialists in vascular surgery and endovasvular interventions have the training, experience, and skill set to treat pelvic cnngestion syndrome. That said, all vein specialists should recognize the signs and symptoms of the condition and should be able to refer any patient to another center equipped to deal with pelvic congestion syndrome.

Published on Jul 11, 2012


Vascular Clinics of Northeast Georgia

Published on Feb 12, 2015

Doctors who typically treat pelvic congestion syndrome are typically either vascular surgeons or interventional radiologists. By chance, many of the more advanced vein specialists happen to be of these specialties and may treat pelvic congestion as well as other vein problems. At Vein-Free we treat pelvic congestion syndrome in the office setting rather than in the hospital because we have the specialized x-ray equipment to do so, but most vein clinics would probably require a hospital admission.

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Answered by Vascular Clinics of Northeast Georgia

Doctors who typically treat pelvic congestion syndrome are typically either vascular surgeons or interventional radiologists. By chance, many of the more advanced vein specialists happen to be of these specialties and may treat pelvic congestion as well as other vein problems. At Vein-Free we treat pelvic congestion syndrome in the office setting rather than in the hospital because we have the specialized x-ray equipment to do so, but most vein clinics would probably require a hospital admission.

Published on Jul 11, 2012


Georgia Vascular Institute

Published on Feb 12, 2015

Not all vein specialists treat PCS. I would recommend seeing either an interventional radiologist or vascular surgeon.

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Answered by Georgia Vascular Institute

Not all vein specialists treat PCS. I would recommend seeing either an interventional radiologist or vascular surgeon.

Published on Jul 11, 2012


Pittsburgh Vein Center

Published on Feb 12, 2015

Interventional radiologists treat PCS.

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Answered by Pittsburgh Vein Center

Interventional radiologists treat PCS.

Published on Jul 11, 2012


Advanced Vein Center

Published on Feb 12, 2015

Some do and some don't treat PCS. However, even if a vein specialist does not treat the condition, he or she can usually refer you to the appropriate doctor. Procedures to treat PCS are generally done by an interventional radiologist.

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Answered by Advanced Vein Center

Some do and some don't treat PCS. However, even if a vein specialist does not treat the condition, he or she can usually refer you to the appropriate doctor. Procedures to treat PCS are generally done by an interventional radiologist.

Published on Jul 11, 2012


General Vascular Surgery Group

Published on Feb 12, 2015

Depends on the specialist. PCS is frequently treated by interventional radiologists.

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Answered by General Vascular Surgery Group

Depends on the specialist. PCS is frequently treated by interventional radiologists.

Published on Jul 11, 2012


More About Doctor East Bay Cardio

Published on Feb 12, 2015

Patients with pelvic congestion syndrome seek medical treatment from several doctors, such as a gynecologist or interventional radiologist.

Answered by East Bay Cardio (View Profile)

Patients with pelvic congestion syndrome seek medical treatment from several doctors, such as a gynecologist or interventional radiologist.

Published on Jul 11, 2012


Lincoln Surgical Group

Published on Feb 12, 2015

No, not all vein specialists treat PCS.

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Answered by Lincoln Surgical Group

No, not all vein specialists treat PCS.

Published on Jul 11, 2012


The answer is "yes." Some of the vein specialists who have training in interventional radiology do treat "pelvic congestion syndrome."

Answered by Premier Vein and Vascular Center (View Profile)

The answer is "yes." Some of the vein specialists who have training in interventional radiology do treat "pelvic congestion syndrome."

Published on Jul 11, 2012


The Vein Clinic

Published on Feb 12, 2015

Yes, some do. Have a diagnosis with a very experienced vein disease specialist. Check for Board Certification in Venous and Lymphatic Disease.

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Answered by The Vein Clinic

Yes, some do. Have a diagnosis with a very experienced vein disease specialist. Check for Board Certification in Venous and Lymphatic Disease.

Published on Jul 11, 2012


Lakeshore Veins and Wellness

Published on Feb 12, 2015

Some vein specialists treat pelvic congestion syndrome and others do not. Generally, the coil embolization of the ovarian vein is treated by an interventional radiologist.

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Answered by Lakeshore Veins and Wellness

Some vein specialists treat pelvic congestion syndrome and others do not. Generally, the coil embolization of the ovarian vein is treated by an interventional radiologist.

Published on Jul 11, 2012


The Sheen Vein Institute

Published on Feb 12, 2015

It really depends on what you mean by "treat." PCS is caused by the presence of varicose veins in the pelvic cavity. That said, even those who supposedly treat PCS, only embolize a few veins here and there. No one really 100% treats it. Some vein specialists, like myself, will treat only the external vulvar veins. I find that addressing these veins, often helps to eliminate the person's discomfort even more than embolizing a few internal veins.

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Answered by The Sheen Vein Institute

It really depends on what you mean by "treat." PCS is caused by the presence of varicose veins in the pelvic cavity. That said, even those who supposedly treat PCS, only embolize a few veins here and there. No one really 100% treats it. Some vein specialists, like myself, will treat only the external vulvar veins. I find that addressing these veins, often helps to eliminate the person's discomfort even more than embolizing a few internal veins.

Published on Jul 11, 2012


Cosmetic Vein Centers of Texas

Published on Feb 12, 2015

Vein specialists know where you can be treated for this problem if you have varicose veins as well.

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Answered by Cosmetic Vein Centers of Texas

Vein specialists know where you can be treated for this problem if you have varicose veins as well.

Published on Jul 11, 2012


Flower Mound Vein Center

Published on Feb 12, 2015

If a vein doctor is also an interventional radiologist, then yes they treat pelvic congestion syndrome. If your vein doctor is not, then ask for a referral for an interventional radiologist. You might have to go to the hospital for your procedure.

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Answered by Flower Mound Vein Center

If a vein doctor is also an interventional radiologist, then yes they treat pelvic congestion syndrome. If your vein doctor is not, then ask for a referral for an interventional radiologist. You might have to go to the hospital for your procedure.

Published on Jul 11, 2012


Center for Venous Disease - Gilbert

Published on Feb 12, 2015

No, we do not. You would need to see an abdominal surgeon.

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Answered by Center for Venous Disease - Gilbert

No, we do not. You would need to see an abdominal surgeon.

Published on Jul 11, 2012


More About Doctor Palm Vein Center

Published on Feb 12, 2015

A vein specialists would be the best bet. If the PCS is aggressive, interventional measure may be taken by another specialist. The most important step would be to proper diagnose the condition by a reputable vein center.

Answered by Palm Vein Center (View Profile)

A vein specialists would be the best bet. If the PCS is aggressive, interventional measure may be taken by another specialist. The most important step would be to proper diagnose the condition by a reputable vein center.

Published on Jul 11, 2012


North Shore Vein Center

Published on Feb 12, 2015

Vein specialists can treat this disorder. Seek out consultation with either a vascular surgeon or an interventional radiologist.

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Answered by North Shore Vein Center

Vein specialists can treat this disorder. Seek out consultation with either a vascular surgeon or an interventional radiologist.

Published on Jul 11, 2012


The Kimmel Institute

Published on Feb 12, 2015

An experienced vascular surgeon who specializes in vein problems should be well aware of the management of pelvic congestion syndrome. Depending on the physician, this can be treated by either the surgeon doing interventional procedures in a suite with fluoroscopy (continuous x-ray) or by an interventional radiologist who has experience with pelvic vein coiling techniques. It is usually best to ask your gynecologist who he/she recommends in your area to treat this.

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Answered by The Kimmel Institute

An experienced vascular surgeon who specializes in vein problems should be well aware of the management of pelvic congestion syndrome. Depending on the physician, this can be treated by either the surgeon doing interventional procedures in a suite with fluoroscopy (continuous x-ray) or by an interventional radiologist who has experience with pelvic vein coiling techniques. It is usually best to ask your gynecologist who he/she recommends in your area to treat this.

Published on Jul 11, 2012


Artery and Vein Specialists of Idaho

Published on Feb 12, 2015

Not all vein doctors treat PCS. The most experienced and qualified doctors are vascular interventional radiologists. By going to the society and interventional radiology website, click on doctor finder in your area and look at their profile to assure that they are experienced in this treatment.

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Answered by Artery and Vein Specialists of Idaho

Not all vein doctors treat PCS. The most experienced and qualified doctors are vascular interventional radiologists. By going to the society and interventional radiology website, click on doctor finder in your area and look at their profile to assure that they are experienced in this treatment.

Published on Jul 11, 2012


Vanish Vein and Laser Center

Published on Feb 12, 2015

Some vein specialists treat pelvic congestion syndrome. If PCS requires embolization of the ovarian veins, then this is done by a vascular surgeon who does stenting, or an interventional radiologist.

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Answered by Vanish Vein and Laser Center

Some vein specialists treat pelvic congestion syndrome. If PCS requires embolization of the ovarian veins, then this is done by a vascular surgeon who does stenting, or an interventional radiologist.

Published on Jul 11, 2012


Vein 911

Published on Feb 12, 2015

An interventional radiologist who specializes in pelvic congestion syndrome is your best choice.

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Answered by Vein 911

An interventional radiologist who specializes in pelvic congestion syndrome is your best choice.

Published on Jul 11, 2012

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