Why do patients come from all over the country to have their veins and arteries treated by Dr. Samson?
Dr. Samson, a Distinguished Fellow of the Society for Vascular Surgeons, is internationally recognized for his contributions to vascular health. Dr. Samson developed the Jobst UlcerCare® stocking to treat venous ulcers of the legs, now used widely throughout the world, as well as the Scanlon Samson® instruments to remove varicose veins in the office.
Should varicose and spider veins be treated?
Not all varicose or spider veins have to be treated since it is extremely rare that varicose veins lead to life-threatening problems. Despite this, so-called “vein centers” have sprung up, some with untrained physicians performing unnecessary or poorly performed treatments. In addition, many press, radio and TV ads and so-called “screenings” are designed to entice patients to have unnecessary procedures often involving destruction of the saphenous vein (a main leg vein). The saphenous vein should not always be removed or destroyed (and certainly never for spider veins). Doing so could negatively affect long-term health. However, some patients will benefit from appropriate treatment.
Who should treat veins?
Some physicians may claim board certification in vein treatment, but only vascular surgeons are recognized by the American Board of Medical Specialties as having specific training in disorders of veins and arteries. Dr. Samson is able to offer all the available office-based methods, including injections (sclerotherapy), laser therapy, VNUS, medical glues and microsurgery (phlebectomy) with return to immediate normal activity.
“Patients come from all over the country specifically to be treated by Dr. Samson.”
Russell H. Samson, M.D., FACS, DFSVS, RVT, is board-certified by the American Board of Vascular Surgery and is a Distinguished Fellow of the Society for Vascular Surgery. He has served as medical editor of that prestigious Society’s official newspaper, written 27 textbook chapters and 98 peer-reviewed journal articles, serves on the editorial board of the Journal of Vascular Surgery, lectured internationally, and has invented products for the treatment of vein disorders used by millions around the world.
About Dr. Samson
- Clinical Professor of Surgery (Vascular), Florida State University Medical School
- President, Mote Vascular Foundation, Inc.
(941) 357-VEIN (8346)
600 N. Cattlemen Road, Suite 220, Sarasota, FL 34232