Procedures that treat vein disorders, such as varicose and spider veins, have come a long way since the days when treatment most likely meant surgical removal – or “stripping” — of the diseased vein from the leg by a general surgeon. Vein stripping was usually associated with a great deal of pain and a long recovery period. Thankfully, the procedures performed at Hamilton Vein Center can all be done in the office, and are associated with minimal pain and significantly faster recovery time.
A comprehensive evaluation, including an ultrasound examination of the veins, will be performed to develop a treatment plan best for each patient. Your physician will utilize the most current, specialized and minimally-invasive procedures available, which may include:
- Ambulatory Phlebectomy
- Foam Sclerotherapy
- Radiofrequency Ablation (RFA / VNUS Closure)
- VNUS Closure RFS Stylet
- VenaSeal (not currently covered by Insurance)
Covered by Insurance & Medicare
As vein disorders are a medical condition, most minimally invasive treatments are covered by insurance and Medicare, except VenaSeal and sclerotherapy — sclero is considered a ‘cosmetic’ procedure. Vein disease was and continues to be a frequently overlooked medical condition, but it is a serious, progressive problem. The sooner you intervene and do something about it, the quicker you can get treated and get your legs back.