Varicose vein myth #1. Varicose veins are simply cosmetic and insurance will not cover treatment
Varicose veins are often symptomatic. They can be associated with pain , aching , heaviness, skin changes , superficial venous thrombosis and ulceration. When compression hose leg elevation and other conservative measures fail to control symptoms most insurance companies will cover treatment.
Varicose vein myth #2. The treatment is painful with large scars and long recovery times.
The advances in technology have revolutionized varicose vein treatment. Almost all treatment is done in an office setting without sutures, minimal post op discomfort and very Quick recoveries. The use of laser technology has virtually eliminated stripping. In my practice patients undergo treatment in the office and are up and about that day .
Varicose vein myth #3. Why bother with treatment they just come back?
Varicose veins and or spider veins are often a manifestation of an underlying problem. That is why it is important that people with varicose veins undergo a comprehensive evaluation so that the source of the problem can be treated. By treating the source the likelihood of recurrence is very low.
It is important to note people with spider veins only often will require several treatments to get the best results .
Varicose vein myth #4. I have no insurance or my varicose veins are simply cosmetic and the cost for treatment is too expensive.
Not true. Depending on what problem you have cost can range from a couple hundred dollars to two thousand dollars. Because treatment is done in the office the cost is substantially less than traditional surgery.
Varicose vein myth #5. Only women get varicose veins.
Not true, many men suffer from varicose veins, and Dr. Decaprio and Dr. Sorenson have treated large numbers of men in their practice to alleviate the symptoms of pain, swelling, and the bulging of varicose veins.