Evaluation for venous insufficiency begins with a diagnostic ultrasound study (sometimes referred to as a “mapping”), which uses sound waves to view the veins in your legs. Vincent Vein Center’s very thorough ultrasound exam includes recording multiple ultrasound images of the deep veins and superficial veins of the legs and assessing the direction of blood flow in your veins. The evaluation also includes a thorough medical history and physical examination. The 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. Our prior authorization experts work directly with insurance companies to coordinate treatment and billing in the manner that best utilizes patients’ insurance coverage so that our patients pay as little money out-of-pocket as possible. Prior authorization can take as little as two, but sometimes up to six weeks or more, depending on the insurance carrier.
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. We want to ensure that our patients’ vein issues are fully resolved, so we monitor our patients’ progress over several weeks following their laser procedures, and complete six week and three-month follow-ups as well.
Treatment of Venous Insufficiency
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: