Varicose Vein Center

It has been exciting and gratifying to see how modern technology has translated into improved health care. High tech digital imaging has not only changed how we view disease it has substantially improved our understanding of disease processes. Surgeons have been witness to and part of the revolution to push the envelope of treatment toward minimally invasive approaches. The diagnosis and treatment of varicose veins has not been left behind in modern medical evolution.
Dr. Lieberman with laptop
   
Dr. ieberman with patient In addition to hands on "old school" clinical/physical evaluation, duplex ultrasound and special skin transluminating lights are utilized to determine the underlying problem that is causing or contributing to the varicose veins. With significant varicose veins the root of the problem must be addressed or any therapy will only be temporary at best.

Treatment modalities that have come to the forefront are endovenous laser therapy (EVLT), sclerotherapy, and microphlebectomy.

These treatments can usually be performed in procedure rooms in the office, utilizing local anesthetic. On occasion a patient may request a medication that "takes the edge off" or reduces anxiety. This medication is taken by mouth prior to coming in for the treatment. Typically, normal activities can be resumed immediately.

Most insurance companies, medicare, and medicaid will pay for the treatment of symptomatic varicose veins if a person has failed to improve with conservative strategies much as therapeutic support hose, leg elevation, etc. These payers will not cover venous procedures that are done strictly for cosmetic reasons.

 

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