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What is Varicose Veins?
Varicose veins are swollen, twisted veins that you can see just under the skin. They usually occur in the legs, but also can form in other parts of the body. Hemorrhoids are a type of varicose vein. Your veins have one-way valves that help keep blood flowing toward your heart. … Varicose veins are very common.
How Many Treatments do I need?
We design your customized treatment plan at your consultation. It all starts with determining your candidacy and what your body needs. Typically, patients begin with 4-6 treatments per area, and can always add on more. We do offer maintenance and membership programs.
How much does Varicose Treatment cost?
There are a number of different treatments we offer. Treatments can range from small procedures to larger ones. Prices vary for each one. The best thing to do is schedule a free consultation so we can give you treatment options with prices.
Any side effects I should know about?
The most common type of side effects are swelling, bruising, change in skin color, and some pain. Although rare, complications can include blood clots, severe pain, infection, and scarring.
How Long Does It Take To Recover After Varicose Vein Treatments?
It usually takes two to four weeks to recover from varicose vein stripping. However, your recovery time will depend on how many veins were stripped and where they were located.
Is Varicose Veins Dangerous Untreated?
The short answer is yes, untreated varicose veins can be very dangerous because the blood can clot in these areas. When varicose veins clot, the condition is called superficial phlebitis and it is usually very painful, but not necessarily dangerous.
VNUS CLOSURE PROCEDURE
Post-treatment Regimen: Compression stockings are to be worn post procedure for a total of 72 hours (no bathing). Repeat ultrasound is done at that time. Stockings are re-applied to be worn during daily activities for the next 2 weeks.
Map the Saphenous vein: Non invasive ultrasound imaging of the diseased vein is done to trace its location. This allows the physician to mark the site where the Closure catheter will be inserted.
Deliver RF Energy: The physician activates the RF generator causing electrodes at the tip of the catheter to heat up to 120 degrees centigrade. The vein shrinks as the vein wall is heated. Sequential burns of 7 cm lengths are done until the catheter tip completely covers the vein to the site of entry. This should close the vein completely.
Confirm Closure: Ultrasound imaging is used to confirm closure. The vein gradually becomes fibrous, sealing the interior of the vein redirecting blood flow to healthy veins. The procedure is done in 15 minutes and the patient is generally in and out of the office in an hour, ready to go back to work and resume normal activities the next day.
Insert the ClosureFast Catheter: The catheter is inserted into the marked vein site and advanced with continuous ultrasound imaging to the uppermost segment of the vein. Dilute anesthetic fluid is then injected around the vein. This numbs the leg and provides a fluid layer outside the vein to protect the surrounding tissue from heat when the catheter starts delivering RF energy.
Patients feel little or no discomfort during or after the procedure and the recovery time is less than traditional vein stripping. Patients can return to normal activity the same day.
SPIDER VEIN FOAM SCLEROTHERAPY
Frequently Asked Questions
Am I a Candidate for Treatment?
Pain, aching, cramping, or swelling
Burning or itching of the skin
“Heavy” feeling or fatigue
Visible bulging veins
Skin discoloration or texture changes
Are Screenings Free?
Are Varicose Veins Dangerous?
Deep-vein thrombosis (DVT), a blood clot that forms in a deep vein
What are the Differences Between Spider and Varicose Veins?
Varicose veins are swollen, twisted, blue colored vessels that bulge just under the skin. They usually develop in the legs and can form in other areas of the body as well. Spider veins are a visible cluster of small, red, blue, or purple vessels just below the skin surface that commonly appear on the thighs, ankles, and calves.
Is the Cost of Treatment Covered by my Insurance?
While treatment for spider veins is not typically covered by insurance, all major insurance companies recognize vein disease as a medical condition. Depending on your policy and condition, your vein treatment may be a covered benefit. Our dedicated staff will work with your insurance company to verify your coverage and benefits.
What Can I Expect from the Treatment Procedure?
An in-office procedure that typically takes about an hour
A dedicated and knowledgable team of experts in vein treatment
“A varicose vein can cause long-term health complications if left untreated”
– Dr Dan Canete