THE VEIN COMPANY FAQ ANSWERS TO YOUR MOST COMMON QUESTIONS
No. The faulty vein being closed does not work properly and is allowing blood to flow backwards and pool, so leaving it untreated only makes things worse. The body contains numerous other healthy veins that are functional and can easily take up the additional flow.
Many times a patient veins are used for arterial bypass procedures. Veins that are refluxing and dilated are not good choices for conduits for bypass surgery.
Most people can go back to their regular activities and jobs after the procedure. Walking, low impact exercises, and stretching are encouraged starting the day of treatment. Strenuous activities should be avoided for two weeks. Afterward, that you may resume your regular activities with no restrictions.
We do have some weekend hours for your convenience so that you don’t have to take time away from work.
Most insurance policies do cover varicose vein treatments, but it does depend on the patient (severity of the disease) and the insurance company. During the initial visit, your varicose vein history will be documented and a physical exam relevant to your varicose veins will be performed. To ensure you have significant venous reflux, we will obtain an ultrasound exam of your legs to identify veins that are not functioning correctly and confirm our diagnosis. We then contact your insurance company to obtain pre-authorization for any planned treatment. We have extensive experience and are familiar with the most common insurance companies. Before receiving any treatment, you will know what is covered by your insurance.
Sclerotherapy for spider veins is generally considered a cosmetic procedure and usually not covered by your insurance.