PERSONALIZED TREATMENT PLAN
Every person has unique anatomy and symptoms, which makes certain procedures better for one person than another. That is why at Lakeshore Veins and Wellness, a Milwaukee are vein clinic, we obtain a comprehensive medical history and physical examination as well as a detailed ultrasound examination. We will discuss with you all of your findings at the time of your consult, educate you on venous disease and together we will plan treatments that will have you feeling better as quickly as possible.
While we realize that there is a cosmetic component to varicose veins and our aim is to improve the appearance of your legs, our primary goal is to treat the underlying venous insufficiency that if left untreated can lead to skin changes, skin ulcerations and blood clots. Once the underlying disease is corrected and the blood is re routed to the normal, healthy veins, we will then work with you to make sure you are satisfied with the cosmetic result.
Varicose veins are a medical problem and their treatment is covered by most health plans. Many health plans require a trial (up to 3 months) of conservative care prior to authorization.
Conservative care includes:
- Use of graduated compression stockings
- Weight loss
- Leg elevation
- Use of nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory agents if indicated
Todays compression stockings are not the same as your grandmother would wear. At Lakeshore Veins we will help you find a pair of stockings that is comfortable for you. Most of our patients say they did not realize how much better their legs would feel after wearing stockings.
At Lakeshore Veins and Wellness we will work with you on developing a conservative program that works for you and also meets the insurance criteria. In addition, hopefully we can help you make healthy lifestyle modifications that will allow you to maintain healthy legs long in to the future. As a growing Milwaukee vein center; Lakeshore Veins and Wellness focuses on state of the art varicose vein treatments including laser vein ablation, radiofrequency vein ablation also known as Venefit Procedure, sclerotherapy (including ultrasound guided sclerotherapy) and microphlebectomy. Lakeshore Veins is located just off of Port Washington Road in Mequon and services patients in Milwaukee and Sheboygan. We have much more information in our blog including: “How are Varicose Veins Treated”