A: Patients report feeling a little, if any, during and after procedure.
A: Patients are walking immediately following the procedure, and typically resume non-strenuous, normal activities within one day.
A: Many people notice an immediate relief of symptoms such as pain, leg heaviness, and fatigue. The full benefits of treatment may take several weeks.
A: Persons report minimal to no scarring, bruising, or swelling following the ablation and vein treatment procedures.
A: During vein stripping, multiple incisions are made and a stripper tool is threaded through to pull the vein out of the leg. With the ablation procedure, only one small puncture is made at the insertion site and the vein is then closed and left in place. This minimally invasive approach eliminates pain and bruising associated with vein surgery.
A: The vein treatment procedures treat diseased veins only, which are not appropriate for bypass surgery. Physicians can use other healthy vessels if bypass is necessary.
A: Medicare and most major insurers cover the procedures when medically indicated.