Certification from the American Board of Phlebology

Are you currently experiencing varicose veins? These dark, bumpy veins are visible under the skin and are often coupled with other frustrating symptoms. Your legs may feel restless, itchy, heavy, or even painful. Treatment for this venous insufficiency is quick, minimally invasive, and covered by most insurance providers—so if you’re tired of your varicose veins, it may be time to seek out a vascular surgeon. The Central Florida Vein & Vascular Center is home to Dr. Horowitz and Dr. Agis, who are both Diplomats of the American Board of Venous & Lymphatic Medicine. This certification is held by only a few hundred in the country and sets them apart from other physicians who practice vein care.

What is the American Board of Venous & Lymphatic Medicine?

The American Board of Venous & Lymphatic Medicine (ABVLM) sets a high standard for physicians who diagnose and treat venous and lymphatic disorders, including varicose veins, chronic venous insufficiency, and venous leg ulcers. Established in 2007, the ABVLM’s core mission is to improve the standards of vein care practitioners. When vein care is held to a high standard, patients can receive the excellent care they deserve. Many vein care practitioners still hold a medical license, which proves that they meet the minimal competency requirements for diagnosing and treating patients. However, board certification proves that a physician has specialized in the field and possesses superior knowledge, experience, and expertise.

How Does a Physician Become Board Certified?

Physicians who apply for board certification must go above and beyond the minimal requirements for practicing vein care. ABVLM requires physicians to have completed all requisite training or experience requirements, while keeping up with current vein care research and passing a certification exam. This examination is currently the most comprehensive test of vein disease knowledge available. Physicians who have met these rigorous requirements can confidently say that they know and understand how to handle a patient’s venous care.

Why Should I Seek Treatment from Specialists Who are ABVLM Certified?

ABVLM certification separates specialists who are dedicated to vein care from physicians who meet the minimal requirements to practice venous treatment. Quality venous care is important; venous insufficiency does not simply disappear when left alone. Over time, a slightly irritating varicose vein has the potential to become a larger health concern, such as a blood clot or a venous ulcer. Early treatment from a specialist who is highly skilled at accurately diagnosing and treating veins can help you get back to healthy, pain-free legs. The best vascular surgeons in Orlando at Central Florida Vein & Vascular Center can answer the questions you may have about vein care and keep you comfortable and happy throughout all steps of treatment.

This board certification has proven that Dr. Horowitz and Dr. Agis have dedicated themselves to the level of vein care that you need and deserve. And the rest of our team at the Central Florida Vein & Vascular Center carry the same passion for patient health and comfort, from the moment you schedule a consultation through the day you enjoy beautiful, pain-free legs. If you’d like to schedule a consultation to see the best vascular surgeons in Orlando, you can do so today by calling 407-545-3385 or 352-658-5547.