The decision to treat spider veins and varicose veins is based on relieving symptoms, restoring health to the legs, improving circulation, and improving their appearance.
Everything will be explained to you, and the procedure will be carried out with gentle hands and sincere care for your well-being. Venous insufficiency disease is a progressive medical disease that is covered by insurance. The treatment of your vein disease is very important to us. We value the relationship that built with patients in our own community. You can trust Dr. Larson and staff at The Vein Center of Arizona has your best interest at heart. Our success is directly due to the outcomes and success of our patients.
The Vein Center of Arizona (VCA) and Dr. Paul Larson are here to help you find a solution to your vein problem. From the most complex varicose vein to the tiniest spider vein we are dedicated to restoring health and youthfulness to your legs. The Vein Center of Arizona is owned and operated by Dr. Paul Larson. He has your interest at heart so rest assured that you will receive his personal attention to your particular vein treatment needs. He will investigate and determine a thorough diagnosis and a complete treatment plan for your venous disease.
Venous insufficiency is a disease and early treatment of varicose veins and venous reflux will help prevent more advanced problems, such as permanent skin discoloration and skin ulceration. It may help reduce the chance of superficial venous thrombosis (painful blood clots), and deep venous thrombosis (DVT - a dangerous medical condition). It will also help prevent the recurrence of varicose veins and spider veins in the future. Many people experience a bounce in their step and a renewed vigor to exercise and live a healthier lifestyle after receiving vein treatment. Dr. Paul Larson will assess your situation personally and develop a long term treatment plan that fits your particular situation. The Vein Center of Arizona values your trust and utilizes a patient centered approach to vein care.
When performed for medical reasons, varicose vein treatment is covered by most insurance companies. The first line of treatment is endovenous ablation. The second line of treatment is sclerotherapy and/or microphlebectomy.
The symptoms of venous disease include leg pain, leg swelling, itchy achy legs, heaviness in the legs and swelling of the ankles. Many patients suffer from venous disease but are not aware. To find out if you may have medically treatable vein disease take our online vein quiz or call us and schedule your free vein screening.
Check with your insurance company to determine which treatment options are covered under your plan.
On TV shows like "CSI," viewers get to watch as police investigators find and collect evidence at the scene of a crime, using science to make blood splatter appear as if by magic and swabbing every mouth they can get their hands on. Many of us believe we have a pretty good grip on the process, and rumor has it criminals are actually getting a jump on the good guys using tips they pick up from these shows about forensics. CSI is the number one television show in the world, while it doesn't have a direct connection to varicose veins or the treatment of veins the concepts that are used to determine crimes are similar to those used by a vein center to determine the root cause of your varicose veins, spider veins, leg swelling and other symptoms.
Crime scene investigation is the meeting point of science, logic and law. "Processing a crime scene" is a long, tedious process that involves purposeful documentation of the conditions at the scene and the collection of any physical evidence that could possibly illuminate what happened and point to who did it. Likewise the physical exam in the vein practice is a collection of evidence to determine if the symptoms and signs of vein disease are medical in nature. Just like in the CSI office the vein practitioner has to build up a mountain of evidence to present to the insurance companies. This can be a long and tedious process, depending on the insurance company at hand. Everyone has differing vein anatomy, and symptomology can widely vary among patients. In the case of vein treatment, there is no typical crime scene, there is some typical body of evidence and there is a practical investigative approach.
Individual, friends and family are typically the first to notice vein problems. They often point out the spider veins, swelling or skin changes that often occur with vein problems.
The Vein Specialist documents the evidence, performs a thorough evaluation of the areas of interest and collects any physical evidence and starts the documentation.
Specialists (vascular technologist) perform extensive venous duplex examination of all of the deep and superficial veins in the lower extremities to determine the anatomy and physiologic impact of the vein disease in question. The testing directly impacts the treatment options that will be considered and proper diagnosis is paramount to good treatment.
The physical evidence itself is only part of the equation. The ultimate goal is to identify the underlying cause of patient’s vein symptoms. The collection of the evidence needs to be performed in the correct manner, documented according to the insurance specifications and should be performed based on IAC standards of care.
The investigation of varicose veins or spider veins begins when the individual initiates contact with the vein specialist either by referral, direct advertising or via a free vein screening. The overall system works something like this:
Usually 4-6 weeks later the vein center and patient will be notified by the insurance company to what treatments are covered based on the evidence found and the specific plan benefits provided. At this time the patient will be called and at that time any procedures will be scheduled.
Proper vein treatment is dependent on the marriage between science, technology and investigative work. Much like the Crime Scene Investigation, experience plays a role in the ability to properly diagnose and solve the problem. The Vein Center of Arizona uses diagnostic testing, clinical evaluation and proven processes to accurately determine the root cause of your vein symptoms and how to best treat the condition. Take the Free Vein Screening now and find out if you have medical vein disease!