Are you fatigued, tired, or have heavy-feeling legs at the end of the day? Do you have swollen ankles that get worse the longer you are on your feet? If so, did you know that fall is a great time of year to treat Varicose Veins?
Fall is a great time to seek treatment for Varicose Veins. Why? Because while the non-invasive treatments by Dr. Banda at MD Vein & Skin Specialists are often quick and easy, the process of getting your Insurance Company to approve them can take time.
The First Step
We recommend that as a first step you visit our website and take the simple 3-minute self-assessment quiz. It’s easy and won’t take much of your time at all. You can do that now by clicking on this link or continue reading to get the rest of the facts. We will include another link at the bottom of the article for your convenience.
After taking the quiz you will have a preliminary indication which most likely will need to be followed up with a full Vein Consultation in which the physician specialist will review your symptoms, conduct a physical examination and conduct an ultrasound examination of veins to assess anatomy and blood flow.
Most cases of varicose veins are caused by venous insufficiency, a condition in which veins are not returning blood efficiently toward the heart. Treatment for Varicose Veins due to venous insufficiency are covered by most health insurance plans.
Varicose Vein Treatments
Many insurance companies will require patients to use conservative measures (like wearing compression hose) before additional procedures will be covered. Conservative Measures usually include a period of time wearing compression stockings as well as lifestyle changes like weight loss and exercise. If additional procedures are recommended after these efforts, Dr. Banda will prescribe a customized solution of the following options:
- Endovenous Vein Ablation – After applying local anesthetic to the skin over the vein, the physician vein specialist inserts a thin catheter, into the abnormal vein. Through this catheter, laser or radio-frequency energy is applied to the inside of the vein to seal it closed, and it will eventually fade away and absorb into the body. Normal blood flow is restored through remaining healthy veins in the leg.
- Chemical Ablation – Injection of chemicals is used to remove varicose veins as well as other abnormal veins. This involves injecting the chemical directly into the abnormal veins.
- Microphlebectomy – Surgical removal of large protruding varicose veins through very small surgical incisions done under local anesthesia.
Varicose Vein Treatment Results
Most patients report a distinct improvement in symptoms within 1-2 weeks. Improvement in the look of veins may be that quick but mostly takes a little longer. Most patients require multiple procedures to treat all affected veins as only so much can be done at any one seating. Patients are also typically required to continue wearing compression stockings for a period of time after each procedure.
Schedule Your Consultation
If you’re ready to finally get rid of your varicose veins and the uncomfortable symptoms that come with them, schedule your vein consultation with Dr. Banda now. Call 443-681-6367 or Fill out Online Contact Form and we will be in contact with you.