Questions and Answers

July 2020

Ultrasound Findings of Normal vs. Diseased Great Saphenous Vein

2020-10-23T15:43:20+00:00

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), […]

Ultrasound Findings of Normal vs. Diseased Great Saphenous Vein2020-10-23T15:43:20+00:00

What are the adverse effects of vein treatment?

2020-10-23T15:44:39+00:00

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 […]

What are the adverse effects of vein treatment?2020-10-23T15:44:39+00:00

June 2020

Oh My! My Vein is Bleeding, What Now?

2020-10-23T15:46:20+00:00

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 […]

Oh My! My Vein is Bleeding, What Now?2020-10-23T15:46:20+00:00

3-Stage Approach to Vein Treatment

2020-09-17T17:58:02+00:00

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 […]

3-Stage Approach to Vein Treatment2020-09-17T17:58:02+00:00

Understanding What Your Doctor Is Saying About Your Veins

2020-09-17T18:42:20+00:00

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 […]

Understanding What Your Doctor Is Saying About Your Veins2020-09-17T18:42:20+00:00

Do I Need Surgery for Varicose Veins?

2020-09-17T19:01:32+00:00

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 […]

Do I Need Surgery for Varicose Veins?2020-09-17T19:01:32+00:00

How To Wear Compression Stockings

2020-09-17T19:06:21+00:00

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:

  1. Turn […]
How To Wear Compression Stockings2020-09-17T19:06:21+00:00

What Vein Treatment is Best for Me?

2020-09-17T21:14:21+00:00

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 […]

What Vein Treatment is Best for Me?2020-09-17T21:14:21+00:00

Understanding Insurance Coverage for Varicose Veins

2020-09-17T21:20:12+00:00

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 […]

Understanding Insurance Coverage for Varicose Veins2020-09-17T21:20:12+00:00

How Long Does it Take for Varicose Veins to Go Away?

2020-09-17T21:26:03+00:00

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 […]

How Long Does it Take for Varicose Veins to Go Away?2020-09-17T21:26:03+00:00
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