Varicose Veins

Vein Disease and Its Simple Advanced Treatment

Vein Stripping Is a Thing of the Past – Vein Treatment is Comfortable

Physicians have been debating the treatment of varicose veins for well over two thousand years – the legendary Hippocrates himself wrote about them in the fifth century BC – but today both medical necessity and health insurance are major factors in determining the course of treatment for the condition.

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Benefits of Vein Treatment at the Laser Vein Center

  • NO PAINFUL VEIN STRIPPING
  • ONLY LOCAL ANESTHESIA IS USED, INCREASING THE PROCEDURE’S SAFETY
  • QUICK AND EFFECTIVE CUTTING EDGE LASER TECHNOLOGIES USED
  • QUICK TO NO RECOVERY TIME
  • COMPREHENSIVE STEP-BY-STEP PROCESS ENSURES THE BEST RESULTS
  • NON-COSMETIC VEIN TREATMENT IS COVERED BY MOST INSURANCE POLICIES
  • MULTIPLE SAFE TREATMENT OPTIONS AVAILABLE
  • CONTACT DR. WRIGHT TODAY TO LEARN MORE!

Varicose veins are a medical condition, larger and more serious manifestations of venous reflux disease. The swollen vessels can protrude several millimeters beyond the skin surface and can appear knotted and tangled. Varicose veins are frequently accompanied by symptoms such as pain, throbbing, burning sensations, muscle cramps and fatigue. They can progress to leg ulcers, blood clots and other health-endangering conditions.

We diagnose the underlying causes of varicose veins using a comprehensive exam including a Doppler ultrasound to determine the extent of reflux. Treatment is then based upon the specific condition. Deeper underlying issues are treated first and then the more superficial veins. A possible course of treatment might be thermal ablation, such as EVLT (endovenous ablation) or RFA (radiofrquency ablation), followed by a course of ultrasound-guided sclerotherapy to close veins closer to the surface.

These treatments are minimally invasive and performed in office. Patients walk right after the procedures and can resume normal activity in a day. Most often, these procedures are covered by insurance.

When varicose or spider veins are treated for the exclusive purpose of improving the patient’s appearance, it is considered cosmetic surgery and is not covered by health insurance or Medicare. Virtually all procedures addressing spider veins (as opposed to varicose veins) will fall into this category.

If, however, the veins are causing symptoms like pain, swelling, fatigue or other symptoms that affect the patient’s ability to work or function normally, or if the underlying venous reflux disease is producing complications like skin ulcers or blood clots, treatment is required to restore or preserve health and well-being, and it is therefore considered a medical necessity. Under those circumstances, most health insurance and Medicare plans cover the procedure.

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Endovenous Laser Treatment

Radio Frequency Ablation

Sclerotherapy

Vein Stripping