Varicose veins are abnormally swollen, twisted and sometimes painful veins. They are most often found in the legs. Initially, some people seek the help of a trained vascular surgeon to help ease the unsightly appearance of varicose veins. However, when the painful symptoms and swelling set in, treatment becomes even more of a priority.
Premier Vein Clinics offers a number of treatment options for varicose veins: Sclerotherapy, Ambulatory Phlebectomy, Endovenous Laser Therapy, and Radiofrequency Ablation Endovenous Therapy. In order to determine the best treatment option for you, an in-depth physical exam will be performed, and your family and personal medical history will be gathered. Diagnostic ultrasound testing will be performed in order to determine the severity and precise location of your varicose veins. Initially, conservative management techniques may be recommended to try and ease symptoms with at home care. This is often a required step before insurance approval for treatment. Once all of the steps have been taken to determine the medical necessity of treatment, your vein procedure will be scheduled and you will be well on your way to having your beautiful, healthy legs restored.
If you are considering or already have scheduled a laser procedure for the treatment of varicose veins, here are some key questions to ask your provider:
- Where will the procedure be performed?
- How does the treatment work?
- Will I have any scarring?
- What are the risks of this procedure?
- What are the anticipated results and how soon will I notice them?
- What is the rate of recurrence with my treatment?
- What limitations if any will I have after treatment?
- What is my long-term follow up plan?
At Premier Vein Clinics our dedicated staff and physicians are here to help you every step of the way. From understanding why you have varicose veins, to gaining insurance approval, to what to expect after you go home – you can trust our team of vascular experts. We recognize that your satisfaction post treatment depends on setting clear expectations with you on the front end. We invest in the education of our patients, teaching you how to care for your varicose veins at home and how to reduce your chances or delay onset of any future vascular disease.
Premier Vein Clinics of Knoxville is committed to making your treatment comfortable while achieving the best possible outcomes. We are conveniently located in our new facility at 6408 Papermill Drive, off exit 383. If your procedure is already scheduled we look forward to serving you and if not, schedule your initial consultation today.