Venous insufficiency evaluation begins with a diagnostic ultrasound study, sometimes referred to as a “mapping”. This uses sound waves to view the veins in your legs. Vincent Vein Center uses a very thorough ultrasound exam system, which includes recording multiple ultrasound images. Images of the deep veins and superficial veins are taken, which helps us assess the direction of blood flow in your veins. A thorough medical history and physical examination is a part of the evaluation as well. Information collected from this evaluation is used to determine an individualized treatment plan customized for each patient.
Timeline of Treatment
Vein treatment can be a somewhat lengthy process. After a patient is diagnosed and a treatment plan is formulated, insurance approval must be obtained before procedures can be performed. Prior authorization experts work directly with insurance companies to coordinate treatment and billing in the manner that best utilizes patients’ insurance coverage. This way our patients pay as little money out-of-pocket as possible. Depending on the insurance carrier, prior authorization can take as little as two, but sometimes up to six weeks or more.
Our typical patient requires a combination of treatment methods to eradicate problem veins. Because most patients need a combination of treatment methods, vein treatment usually requires multiple visits to our office. Ensuring that our patients’ vein issues are fully resolved is our biggest priority. We monitor our patients’ progress over several weeks following their laser procedures. Six week and three-month follow-ups are important for treatment as well.
Various treatment options are available at Vincent Vein Center for the treatment of Venous Insufficiency and Varicose Veins. All of our treatments are minimally invasive, so that treatment results in no scarring, no downtime from work, and minimal discomfort for the vast majority of our patients. Some of our treatment options include: