Evaluation for Venous Insufficiency
The first step in your venous insufficiency treatment is evaluation. Venous insufficiency evaluation begins with a diagnostic ultrasound study, also referred to as a “mapping.” Mapping 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 as well as the superficial veins are taken, which helps us assess the direction of blood flow in your veins. A thorough medical history and physical examination is also a part of the evaluation. Information collected from this evaluation is used to determine an individualized treatment plan customized for each patient.
Timeline of Treatment
Evaluating venous insufficiency and vein treatments can sometimes be a lengthy process. After we diagnose a patient and also formulate a treatment plan, insurance approval has to be obtained before we perform the procedures. Prior authorization experts work directly with insurance companies to coordinate treatment as well as 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 weeks. In other cases, this process can be 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 also 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 also important for treatment.
Venous Insufficiency Treatments in Grand Junction
Various treatment options are available at Vincent Vein Center for the treatment of Venous Insufficiency as well as Varicose Veins. All of our treatments are minimally invasive, so that treatment results in no scarring, no downtime from work, and also minimal discomfort for the vast majority of our patients. Some of our treatment options include: