FAQs About Vein Problems

Common Vein Health Q&A.

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  • 1. Q: Is Varicose Vein Treatment Painful?
     

    A: Patients report feeling little, if any, pain during and after our varicose vein procedures. Local anesthesia is used to desensitize the treatment area.

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  • 2. Q: Where Is the Nearest Vein Doctor?
     

    A: Depending on where you are in Tampa Bay, the nearest vein doctor to you is at one of the three Advanced Vein and Vascular Solutions locations: Tampa, Sun City Center, or Brandon.

    Find a vein doctor near you >

  • 3. Q: Is Spider Vein Treatment Covered by Insurance?
     

    A: Most major medical insurances cover vein treatments with the exception of Sclerotherapy and Veinwave. Depending on your specific case, insurance company, and which treatments your vein doctor recommends, however, other spider vein treatment options may be covered and available to you.

    Please visit our insurance page to learn more about the types of insurance we accept.

  • 4. Q: Is There Any Scarring, Bruising, or Swelling After the Procedure?
     

    A: Patients may experience some bruising or swelling immediately following a varicose vein procedure.

    Long term, our patients report little to no scarring in the treatment area.

  • 5. Q: How Quickly Can I Resume Normal Activity?
     

    A: Patients are walking immediately following a varicose vein procedure. They typically resume normal activities within one day.

    Strenuous activities should be avoided for the first 2 weeks.

  • 6. Q: What Happens to the Treated Vein Left Behind in the Leg?
     

    A: The vein left behind in the leg simply becomes fibrous tissue after treatment. Over time, the vein will gradually incorporate into surrounding tissue.

    One study reported that 89% of treated veins are indistinguishable from other body tissue one year after the venous closure or removal procedure was performed.

  • 7. Q: Is It Okay to Postpone Vein Treatment?
     

    A: As you know, postponing any type of vascular surgery can have its drawbacks. Varicose vein disease is a progressive disease that, if left untreated, will only get worse. When making a decision about your varicose veins, keep in mind that the sooner you get your veins treated, the easier they are to treat and control.

  • 8. Q: Are You a Provider for My Insurance?
     

    A: We are a participating member of most insurances. You can view our list of accepted insurances or you're welcome to call or contact our office to confirm we are a provider on your specific plan.

  • 1. Q: Is It Okay to Postpone Vein Treatment?
     

    A: As you know, postponing any type of vascular surgery can have its drawbacks. Varicose vein disease is a progressive disease that, if left untreated, will only get worse. When making a decision about your varicose veins, keep in mind that the sooner you get your veins treated, the easier they are to treat and control.

  • 2. Q: How Quickly Can I Resume Normal Activity?
     

    A: Patients are walking immediately following a varicose vein procedure. They typically resume normal activities within one day.

    Strenuous activities should be avoided for the first 2 weeks.

  • 3. Q: Where Is the Nearest Vein Doctor?
     

    A: Depending on where you are in Tampa Bay, the nearest vein doctor to you is at one of the three Advanced Vein and Vascular Solutions locations: Tampa, Sun City Center, or Brandon.

    Find a vein doctor near you >

  • 1. Q: What Happens to the Treated Vein Left Behind in the Leg?
     

    A: The vein left behind in the leg simply becomes fibrous tissue after treatment. Over time, the vein will gradually incorporate into surrounding tissue.

    One study reported that 89% of treated veins are indistinguishable from other body tissue one year after the venous closure or removal procedure was performed.

  • 1. Q: Is There Any Scarring, Bruising, or Swelling After the Procedure?
     

    A: Patients may experience some bruising or swelling immediately following a varicose vein procedure.

    Long term, our patients report little to no scarring in the treatment area.

  • 1. Q: Is Varicose Vein Treatment Painful?
     

    A: Patients report feeling little, if any, pain during and after our varicose vein procedures. Local anesthesia is used to desensitize the treatment area.

     Read More >

  • 2. Q: Is Spider Vein Treatment Covered by Insurance?
     

    A: Most major medical insurances cover vein treatments with the exception of Sclerotherapy and Veinwave. Depending on your specific case, insurance company, and which treatments your vein doctor recommends, however, other spider vein treatment options may be covered and available to you.

    Please visit our insurance page to learn more about the types of insurance we accept.

  • 3. Q: Is There Any Scarring, Bruising, or Swelling After the Procedure?
     

    A: Patients may experience some bruising or swelling immediately following a varicose vein procedure.

    Long term, our patients report little to no scarring in the treatment area.

  • 4. Q: How Quickly Can I Resume Normal Activity?
     

    A: Patients are walking immediately following a varicose vein procedure. They typically resume normal activities within one day.

    Strenuous activities should be avoided for the first 2 weeks.

  • 5. Q: What Happens to the Treated Vein Left Behind in the Leg?
     

    A: The vein left behind in the leg simply becomes fibrous tissue after treatment. Over time, the vein will gradually incorporate into surrounding tissue.

    One study reported that 89% of treated veins are indistinguishable from other body tissue one year after the venous closure or removal procedure was performed.

  • 6. Q: Is It Okay to Postpone Vein Treatment?
     

    A: As you know, postponing any type of vascular surgery can have its drawbacks. Varicose vein disease is a progressive disease that, if left untreated, will only get worse. When making a decision about your varicose veins, keep in mind that the sooner you get your veins treated, the easier they are to treat and control.

  • 1. Q: Are You a Provider for My Insurance?
     

    A: We are a participating member of most insurances. You can view our list of accepted insurances or you're welcome to call or contact our office to confirm we are a provider on your specific plan.

  • 2. Q: Is Spider Vein Treatment Covered by Insurance?
     

    A: Most major medical insurances cover vein treatments with the exception of Sclerotherapy and Veinwave. Depending on your specific case, insurance company, and which treatments your vein doctor recommends, however, other spider vein treatment options may be covered and available to you.

    Please visit our insurance page to learn more about the types of insurance we accept.

  • 1. Q: Is Spider Vein Treatment Covered by Insurance?
     

    A: Most major medical insurances cover vein treatments with the exception of Sclerotherapy and Veinwave. Depending on your specific case, insurance company, and which treatments your vein doctor recommends, however, other spider vein treatment options may be covered and available to you.

    Please visit our insurance page to learn more about the types of insurance we accept.

  • 2. Q: Are You a Provider for My Insurance?
     

    A: We are a participating member of most insurances. You can view our list of accepted insurances or you're welcome to call or contact our office to confirm we are a provider on your specific plan.

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