What is a Vein Specialist?
When the venous system becomes incapable of doing its job effectively, that is when a vein specialist is at their best. A vein specialist is a medical provider whose main focus is the treatment and management of venous disease. Vascular medicine is composed of two different systems, arterial and venous. The arterial system is the blood pumped from the heart to the body. The venous system is the blood that is returned from the body back to the heart. The arterial system can develop blockages or plaque within the vessels; whereas the venous system becomes weak and the vessels lose the ability to effectively get the blood back to the heart.
Regardless of the reason for the vein insufficiency, there are in-office vein treatments available to improve your current situation, minimize symptoms, and restore your ability to perform your normal activities of daily living. It is important to choose a provider who is skilled in the specific field in which they practice. Although vein treatment is now minimally invasive, there are potential risks associated with incorrect or inexperienced care. A provider who has extensively studied, trained, and performed these interventions will be able to provide you with the best vein treatment options with minimal complications or risk.
For example, Dr. Jilanne Rose is a peripheral vascular specialist that has solely performed well over 10,000 peripheral vascular interventions and has spent well over 31,500 hours treating patients with vein and cardiovascular disease. Veins truly are our specialty as we focus all of our time on techniques relating only to the treatment of venous disease including varicose veins, spider veins, leg ulcers, DVT, lymphedema, vulvar varicosities, and other leg, foot, and ankle venous problems.
Over 30 million American men and women are affected by varicose veins, venous reflux disease, and Chronic Venous Insufficiency (CVI). Sadly, only 15% seek treatment for because they believe it is a cosmetic rather than a health problem or for fear of the treatments or they believe vein treatment cost is prohibitive. In fact, vein treatments have vastly improved over the past 5 - 10 years and most insurers will cover the treatment of varicose veins. So don’t put your vein health in the hands of just anyone — seek out a vein specialist to help with your concerns and questions.
Question: WHAT CAN I DO TO GET RID OF MY VARICOSE VEINS? Answer: There are numerous options to treat varicose veins. Some are considered medically necessary, while others are strictly cosmetic. Larger veins are treated in a myriad of ways depending on the provider you consult with and their proficiency in a given intervention. The…Read More
Question: I knelt down the other day and injured the large varicose vein over my knee. It bruised quickly and felt very sore, so I put a pressure bandage on it. Since then, the vein bruise has spread and is now about 12″ up my thigh. It is very red, and I’m not sure what…Read More
Question: What treatment options are available for my CVI? I can’t sit or stand in one place and I have heavy, aching legs all of the time. I started to have achy, heavy leg feelings about a month after I sprained my right ankle and scratched my left knee last April. I was diagnosed with…Read More
Question: During the EVLT laser procedure I really didn’t feel well, especially when the laser was on. I felt dizzy and the smell of “burning” freaked me out. Even after I was done, it took me couple hours to feel normal again. Is that normal? Answer: The “odor” and sometimes a taste is normal during…Read More
Question & Answer 5 weeks post-EVLT, veins along my inner thigh have turned brown, and one spot is slightly red. Is this normal? Question: It’s my 1st week in Vietnam and I’m here for an additional two-and-a-half weeks. My doctor closed up a vein in my groin area 5 weeks ago. I’ve just noticed on…Read More
Question: I am 20 years old with a history of undiagnosed autoimmune disease, which is currently in an acute flare. After suffering from a case of phlebitis in greater saphenous vein of the right leg for two months, I was just recently diagnosed with venous insufficiency in both the greater and smaller saphenous veins of…Read More
Q & A Pregunta: ¿Qué cubre el seguro, estoy en Medicare con un suplemento. Respuesta: Medicare con un suplemento cubre las visitas a la oficina, los ultrasonidos y las intervenciones necesarias, típicamente al 100%. Por lo general, no hay un gasto de bolsillo asociado con el tratamiento en la oficina.Read More
Q & A Question: What do insurance cover, I am on Medicare with a supplement. Answer: Medicare with a supplement covers the office visits, necessary ultrasounds and interventions, typically at 100%. Usually there is not an out of pocket expense associated with in-office treatment.Read More
Q & A Pregunta: ¿Cuál es el costo promedio si tiene varices en una pierna y arañas vasculares en la otra? Respuesta: la mayoría del tratamiento de las venas varicosas, si es médicamente necesario, está cubierto por el seguro. Los costes del tratamiento de la vena de la araña varían dependiendo de la cantidad de…Read More
Q & A Question: What is the average cost if you have varicose veins in one leg and spider veins in the other? Answer: Most varicose vein treatment, if medically necessary, is covered by insurance. Spider vein treatment costs vary depending on the amount of veins present, if the insurance will cover them (medically necessary) and…Read More