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Varicose and Spider Vein Treatment
Most people suffering from spider and varicose veins have never heard how simple these conditions can be to treat. At the Vein Center, the Vascular & Interventional Specialists offer several minimally invasive treatment options that quickly get our patients back to feeling healthy and doing the things they love.
In most cases, varicose vein treatment is covered by insurance.
Our staff will assist you by working directly with your doctor and insurance company. If for any reason your procedure is not covered, you’ll be pleased to know that we offer affordable cash-pay pricing and several interest-free financing options to fit your budget.
What causes varicose and spider veins?
Varicose veins are enlarged, swollen veins raised to the surface of the skin. Spider veins are similar but smaller and bluish in color. The direct cause is a condition called venous insufficiency, wherein valves designed to prevent blood from flowing backward become weak and allow blood to pool in the vein. The underlying risk factors can include heredity, age, female gender, prior pregnancy, prolonged standing, hormone changes, and obesity.
In addition to the unsightly appearance of varicose veins, the condition can become quite painful. Delaying treatment can also lead to more severe complications, including inflammation, blood clots, skin ulcers, bleeding, and deep vein thrombosis.
What minimally-invasive treatment options are offered at The Vein Center?
The Vein Center offers the newest procedures with our state-of-the-art treatments. All of our vein treatments are performed by our Board Certified physicians and Advanced Practice Providers in our Fort Worth location. These procedures require little-to-no downtime and no sedation is needed.
Whether you are concerned about the appearance of unsightly veins or are experiencing pain in your legs, we have the solution for you.
- VenaSeal™ uses a special medical adhesive, delivered via a narrow catheter, to close the vein, which eventually shrinks and disappears. This procedure has the added benefit of requiring no compression stockings after the procedure, and you can return to normal activities quickly after your appointment.
- Verithena® is a varicose vein treatment that involves injecting a foam into the diseased vein that causes the vein to close. There’s no need for incisions or stitches, and treatment is usually less than an hour. Most people only need a single treatment to see results.
- Radiofrequency Ablation (RFA) utilizes radiofrequency energy to seal the diseased vein closed. Your body then re-routes blood through other veins, while the closed vein shrinks and disappears over time. RFA is a very low risk procedure with few potential complications. Patients normally experience moderate discomfort following the procedure, with most quickly resuming normal activities.
- Sclerotherapy is a cosmetic procedure commonly used to treat spider veins. It is performed in our outpatient center by injecting a chemical substance called a sclerosant directly into the affected veins. The chemical causes the veins to harden from the inside out, so they can no longer fill with blood. As a result, the veins close off and are absorbed by your body over a few weeks.
The vein specialist will discuss each of these procedure options and determine the most appropriate treatment during your consultation.
I’m interested! What are next steps?
The Vein Center offers two consultation options for all new vein patients:
Free Screening: For patients who are unsure about the current state of their vein disease. During this 10-minute evaluation of a patient’s condition, the vein specialist will assess the condition of the vein disease and provide recommended next steps.
Following the free screening, patients with only cosmetic spider veins can schedule a sclerotherapy appointment at The Vein Center. If the patient has varicose veins, they will need to set up a Medical Consultation (insurance billed) where the vein specialist will fully evaluate the extent of the vascular disease and recommend a treatment plan.
Medical Consultation: Patients who have a high degree of certainty that their vein disease has progressed passed simple cosmetic intervention, should schedule a Medical Consultation. This appointment provides a much more thorough evaluation of the patient’s veins and includes a full patient work-up. During this consultation, the provider will also determine which treatment option is best suited to eliminate the varicose vein(s).
If you believe you are a candidate for any of the vein treatments listed above, contact us for next steps by clicking on the Request a Consultation below or calling us at 817.321.0951. We would love to connect with you and discuss how we might be able to care for you.
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