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. Furthermore, the legendary Hippocrates himself wrote about them in the fifth century BC. However, today both medical necessity and health insurance will determine the course of treatment for the condition.
Benefits of Varicose Vein Treatment
- 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
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Varicose Vein Treatment
In short, varicose veins are a medical condition, larger and more serious manifestations of venous reflux disease. Moreover, the swollen vessels can protrude several millimeters beyond the skin surface. As a result, they can appear knotted and tangled. In addition, varicose veins frequently cause symptoms such as pain, throbbing, burning sensations, muscle cramps, and fatigue. Consequently, they can progress to leg ulcers, blood clots, and other health-endangering conditions.
Firstly, we diagnose the underlying causes of varicose veins. For this, we use a comprehensive exam including a Doppler ultrasound to determine the extent of reflux. After that, we decide the treatment based on specific conditions. Most importantly, we treat deeper underlying issues first, and then the more superficial veins. Additionally, a possible course of treatment might be thermal ablation, such as EVLT (endovenous ablation) or RFA (radiofrequency ablation). After that, we would conduct a course of ultrasound-guided sclerotherapy to close veins closer to the surface.
Health Insurance Coverage
Above all, varicose vein treatment is minimally invasive and we perform it in the office. Subsequently, patients walk right after the procedures and can resume normal activity in a day. Most often, health insurance covers these procedures.
However, when we treat varicose or spider veins exclusively for improving the patient’s appearance, it’s considered cosmetic surgery. In this situation, health insurance or Medicare does not cover the procedure. Moreover, virtually all procedures addressing spider veins (as opposed to varicose veins) will fall into this category.
However, the veins could be causing symptoms that affect the patient’s ability to work or function normally. Some of these symptoms might include, pain, swelling, fatigue or others. Furthermore, if the underlying venous reflux disease is producing complications like skin ulcers or blood clots, treatment is required. Under those circumstances, most health insurance and Medicare plans cover the procedure.