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Vein Center

Frequently Asked Questions

Vein Center FAQs

If you are presently under the care of a physician for your pain and/or pain-related problem, you should discuss a referral to the Vein Center with your physician.

Please bring any medical records or X-ray reports you have related to your pain, a list of medications you are currently on and any information you have relating to health insurance coverage to your appointment.

Most insurance plans are accepted. Some insurance companies may require a referral. Check with your provider if you have questions about our coverage.

Some insurance companies may require a referral, so be sure to check with your provider. Our team will work with you to assist in the obtaining of proper authorizations.

Venous insufficiency, varicose veins and spider veins are some examples.

Venous insufficiency is a condition caused by incompetent (leaky) valves in the venous system. This condition leads to increased pressure in the veins of the leg, which can result in aching, swelling, varicose veins, discoloration, and ulcers.

Varicose veins are enlarged superficial veins of the legs. They are usually raised above the surface of the skin and are bluish in color. Varicose veins can be associated with aching, burning, itching, swelling, and discoloration. Left untreated, they will often increase in size and become symptomatic. They are often associated with venous insufficiency.

Spider veins are very small superficial veins. They can be red or blue in color and often have a fine branching appearance. Spider veins are frequently associated with deeper feeding veins known as reticular veins. They may be associated with localized pain or burning, but often cause no symptoms.

Symptoms include:

  • The appearance of varicose veins and spider veins
  • Chronic leg and ankle swelling, leg pain, and tenderness
  • Numbness or tingling down the legs
  • Skin discoloration or skin ulcerations

Experience of these or other uncomfortable leg symptoms may be a sign of a serious leg problem. Contact your physician.

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