June 2020

Understanding Insurance Coverage for Varicose Veins


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

Varicose Vein Sclerotherapy Treatment: What to Expect


Ultrasound-Guided Foam Sclerotherapy

Ultrasound-guided foam sclerotherapy allows your doctor to treat backwards flow (or “reflux”) in superficial veins that are not visible to the naked eye but are causing symptoms including pain, swelling, and varicose veins.  Ultrasound allows us to localize the unhealthy veins, inject the medication precisely, and guide the medication towards areas of varicose veins. This minimally […]

Varicose Vein Sclerotherapy Treatment: What to Expect2020-09-18T01:24:32+00:00

COVID Precautions at La Jolla Vein Care


While we offer telemedicine visits and in-home ultrasound diagnostics, if you prefer or need to come to our office, we want you to know about the extensive COVID precautions we have taken to ensure our office is one of the safest places you can be.

We want you to know that our first concern has always been […]

COVID Precautions at La Jolla Vein Care2020-09-18T02:11:40+00:00

What to Expect After Saphenous Vein Ablation


After a vein ablation procedure, such as radiofrequency or laser ablation, it is normal for your leg to feel swollen. The swelling is the fluid that was placed around the vein called tumescent anesthetic. You will feel the swelling in the location where the vein was treated. If the vein in the thigh was treated, […]

What to Expect After Saphenous Vein Ablation2020-09-18T18:23:39+00:00

May 2020

Approach to Vein Treatment


Venous Reflux Disease is Treated By a Staged Approach

Step 1: The Underlying Problem

The first step is to treat the underlying problem, the venous reflux. The specific pattern of venous reflux was detected by ultrasound. Venous reflux usually starts in the saphenous veins. The saphenous veins are most effectively treated with […]

Approach to Vein Treatment2020-09-18T18:51:19+00:00

Vein Treatment During COVID-19


The International Union of Phlebology (UIP) Published a Consensus Document in the Journal of Vascular Surgery regarding the treatment of patients with vein disorders during COVID: Triage of Patients with Venous and Lymphatic Diseases during the COVID-19 pandemic- the Venous and Lymphatic Triage and Acuity Scale (VELTAS). 

We are pleased to report that our own practice guidelines are […]

Vein Treatment During COVID-192020-09-18T18:57:42+00:00

How to Treat Leg Spider Veins


Spider veins and reticular veins of the legs are most commonly treated with sclerotherapy. Sclerotherapy involves an injection of a medication into the vein.  This will cause the vein to collapse and gradually fade away. Sclerotherapy has been used to treat spider veins for decades, but modern solutions such as Asclera, allow for spider […]

How to Treat Leg Spider Veins2020-09-18T19:01:10+00:00

How to make compression stocking application a cinch!

Stocking Troubles? Tips, tricks and an easy guide to living in harmony with compression stockings
Applying stockings with ease:
  1. Turn your stocking completely inside out
  2. Locate the smaller foot hole of the stocking and tuck the foot in until you reach the heel
  3. Place your thumbs on either side of the tucked in foot hole, […]
How to make compression stocking application a cinch!2020-09-18T19:14:40+00:00

April 2020

Eating for Healthier Veins


Foods that are rich in flavinoids may improve symptoms of venous disease. Flavonoids help protect plants from environmental toxins and help repair damage. They can be found in a variety of foods, such as fruits and vegetables. When we eat foods rich in flavonoids, it appears that we also benefit from this “antioxidant” power. In addition […]

Eating for Healthier Veins2020-08-19T00:45:26+00:00
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