Why Is It Important to Choose an Interventional Radiologist for Vein Care?
- Specialized ultrasound skill in every step of the treatment process
- Expertise in the minimally-invasive treatments that define vein care
Interventional Radiologists are medical doctors specifically trained in navigating and treating the vascular system non-surgically and is the only specialty dedicated to image-guided, minimally invasive vascular techniques. Many conditions that once required surgery can be treated less invasively by Interventional Radiologists with treatments that offer less risk, less pain and less recovery time. In fact, the Endovenous Laser Ablation (EVLA), Clarivein® and the latest VenaSeal™ treatments for varicose veins were all pioneered by Interventional Radiologists. Because varicose veins are no longer treated surgically, this type of expertise is essential to perform the modern techniques used to diagnose and treat them.
With these non-surgical procedures requiring ultrasound guidance, Interventional Radiologists are specifically trained on ultrasound diagnostics. This allows them to provide the base for a treatment plan by pinpointing the problem areas that require treatment, and to effectively treat the faulty vein under ultrasound guidance without the need for a separate ultrasound technician.
Steven Tidwell, M.D.
Board Certified Diagnostic and Interventional Radiologist
In practice since 1992, Dr. Steven Tidwell's entire medical career as an Interventional Radiologist has continued to focus on the vascular system, correcting irregularities, such as blockages in the kidney, liver or arteries non-surgically. Using minimally invasive, image-guided techniques as well as a guide wire and catheter, Dr. Tidwell is the go-to physician at the hospital when surgery is either inappropriate or not an option.
Dr. Steven Tidwell’s residency training at the University of Louisville (1986-1991) included specific diagnostic ultrasound instruction, a skill that makes him uniquely qualified to accurately locate the origin of a patient’s vascular irregularities, map out an appropriate treatment plan, and successfully utilize the imaging technology that treats the varicosities. A Boston University fellowship in non-surgical vascular techniques (Interventional Radiology 1991-1992) solidified Dr. Tidwell’s skills in image-guided, minimally invasive and non-surgical treatments.
Dr. Steven Tidwell founded Medicus Vein Care in 2005 to offer the best diagnosis, care and treatment for spider veins and varicose veins in the Palm Beach and Treasure Coast areas. His patients attribute his ability to accurately diagnose the treatment needed to his expertise in ultrasound technology and 25 years of experience in vein removal. Dr. Tidwell's unique skill set continues to attract physicians from around the country to learn the varicose vein treatments from him at his Medicus Vein Care office.
Steven Tidwell, M.D. is board certified with the American Board of Radiology and a member of the American College of Radiology, American College of Phlebology, Florida Radiologic Society and the Society of Interventional Radiology.
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