At VeinCarePlus, we've done our best to create a Web site that anticipates and satisfies our customers' needs. With that goal in mind, we've compiled a list of frequently asked questions. If you do not find an answer to your question here, contact us at 608-251-6060 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Do you charge for a consultation?
It depends; for a spider vein treatment the consult is included if you have the treatment on the same day. There is a fee for varicose vein consultations because Dr Owens performs a detailed physical examination of your lower extremities. If needed he will perform a venous duplex ultrasound and vein mapping to identify your problem areas. Dr. Owens will then develop a personalized treatment plan for your vein condition and he will discuss with you the treatment options available to you.
Will my insurance cover these procedures?
If you are coming in for a medically necessary procedure, many standard policies (non-HMO's) along with Medicare do cover our evaluations and treatments. After the initial consultation Dr. Owens will write a letter of medical necessity to your insurance company and ask for pre-authorization. If it is determined to be cosmetic the cost will be your responsibility.
What will vein treatment cost me?
After an initial consultation, Dr. Owens and you will decide together what treatment plan is best for you. We will then give you a written cost estimate for your specific vein treatment plan.
Do you treat all types of vein problems?
Whether it's tiny spider veins, to prominent blue lines, to huge, bulging varicose vessels, Dr. Owens treats them all. We offer state of the art treatments for all sizes of problem veins, which may include injection sclerotherapy, laser destruction, or even localized removal of large bulges. In all cases, we emphasize minimally invasive, outpatient procedures not requiring general anesthesia, with rapid or immediate return to normal activities and jobs.
What is sclerotherapy?
Sclerotherapy is the treatment of varicose veins by injection of the veins with chemicals that cause destruction of the veins. Many patients who select this treatment option for cosmetic reasons notice improvement in the way that their legs feel after treatment.
Is Sclerotherapy safe?
Most patients do not experience any complications from sclerotherapy. However, some patients develop changes in skin pigment in locations where the veins are injected. Some patients may experience chemical burns of the skin while a rare patient may develop an allergy to the medication. Serious complications such as deep vein blood clots and unintentional arterial injection occur rarely.