The Great Saphenous Vein (GSV) is the most commonly affected superficial vein to become diseased (valves no longer function and become leaky). While venous reflux can involve the deep system and perforators, the superficial venous system is most commonly involved. The superficial venous system consists of the great saphenous vein (GSV), accessory saphenous veins (AASV), […]
Adverse effects of vein treatment are uncommon.
Patients generally do very well with vein treatments, all of which have a low risk of complications. Most patients feel the benefits within a couple of weeks of treatment, for others it may take longer. With all treatments, the benefits need to be discussed along with the potential side […]
Spontaneous bleeding or Hemorrhage caused by rupture of a varicose vein is a hidden danger of varicose veins. It usually occurs in the small blue veins around the ankle and shin (blue blebs), and the amount of bleeding and blood loss can be significant.
Untreated varicose veins are at a higher than usual risk of bleeding […]
When visible signs of venous disease such as spider veins, varicose veins, or skin changes are present, this is usually the tip of the iceberg, and an underlying vein problem is present. An underlying vein condition (venous reflux disease) can be detected with ultrasound. A treatment plan is focused on treating the underlying vein problems […]
If you’re not a vascular specialist, it may be difficult to understand the words used to describe your vein condition. Vein terms are not used in everyday life. Especially, when it comes to the anatomy of the veins. Below is a glossary of the terms, we as vein specialists, use on […]
Non-surgical treatment alternatives for eliminating varicose veins
No! We’ve performed thousands of surgery-free treatments.
Surgery is rarely performed these days to eliminate varicose veins. Modern endovenous procedures, which were first introduced around the year 2000, have replaced surgery for most patients. Endovenous became the standard of care over vein stripping surgery in 2007. Treatment can be done […]
How to put them on, tips and troubleshooting common issues with compression stockings
Compression stockings are an important part of conservative management and after treatment care of venous reflux disease. It is important to wear compression stockings correctly, and obtain a proper fit to make sure they are as comfortable as possible.
Applying stockings with ease:
- Turn […]
Vein Treatments, what are my options?
In recent years, the expansion of different vein treatments has been readily available for patients. Depending on each patient’s vein condition, different treatment options may be recommended. Unlike in the past where vein stripping surgery was the only option, there are now multiple minimally invasive vein procedures that are not […]
Does Insurance Pay for Varicose Vein Treatment? Here’s the criteria that determine if insurance pays for varicose vein treatment
Most insurance types (including Medicare and Molina) will cover varicose vein treatments that are considered “medically necessary care” but not for “cosmetic care”. Varicose veins (bulging leg veins) have to cause symptoms such as leg pain to […]
While the veins are shut down immediately, it can take several weeks (sometimes months for more severe cases) for the veins to completely break down within the body. Some patients will require multiple visits, depending on the severity of the condition. The body’s healing process will vary from person to person. No two people’s vein […]