HOW DO I KNOW WHAT VARICOSE VEIN PROCEDURES ARE BEST FOR ME?
At Lakeshore Veins we perform an expert evaluation and a detailed ultrasound. Depending on your symptoms and anatomy, we tailor a plan specifically for you. We will discuss which procedures will treat your disease most effectively –and why — at your consultation.
HOW SOON WILL I NOTICE AN IMPROVEMENT IN MY SYMPTOMS?
You may have bruising or tenderness after the procedure, but you should notice an improvement in your symptoms once the procedure-related discomfort resolves.
IS THERE BRUISING OR SCARRING?
With many of the procedures there is bruising and tenderness. Everyone recovers at their own rate but most tenderness is resolved in 1-2 weeks. The incisions, if any, are small. Any related scarring should resolve by 6 months
HOW QUICKLY CAN I RETURN TO NORMAL ACTIVITY?
You will need to wear a compression stocking for up to 2 weeks post procedure. You should walk immediately after the procedure and we encourage walking. We recommend no lifting greater than 20 lbs for 1 week after the procedure. If your occupation requires prolonged standing, you may need a few days off of work. Otherwise, you can return to work immediately.
DOES INSURANCE COVER THE PROCEDURES?
Insurance will usually cover vein ablation and microphlebectomy in people who are symptomatic — pain, aching, itching, swelling, and restless legs are come of the common symptoms felt by people with vein disease. Sclerotherapy is rarely covered by insurance. We will discuss insurance options with you at your appointment and we will obtain insurance pre-authorization prior to procedures.