Treatment for Varicose Veins
Varicose vein treatment options have evolved considerably over the past 15 years, and Dr. Schwartz has been at the forefront of that change since 2003 when he first opened his dedicated vein treatment center in Kansas City. What used to require a painful vein stripping procedure and hospital stay can now be performed as a minimally invasive, in-office treatment with little downtime.
The first steps to effective treatment are the proper evaluation and an accurate diagnosis of the problem. For this reason, Dr. Schwartz uses the Venous Duplex Ultrasound, an advanced diagnostic device that creates an image of your veins and blood circulation pathways. Then, Dr. Schwartz uses the information gathered from the ultrasound to determine the treatment plan that’s best for you.
Is There a Difference Between Spider Veins and Varicose Veins?
The terms spider veins and varicose veins are often used interchangeably, but they’re not one in the same. Although there are similarities, spider veins tend to be smaller and painless, most often forming in clusters. And while varicose veins can pose a serious health threat when left untreated, spider veins do not.
Both conditions may be caused by genetics, hormonal changes, and age. Other factors, such as obesity and prolonged sitting or standing, may also cause spider veins to develop.
Topical laser treatments and sclerotherapy injections will eliminate spider veins, but varicose veins require minimally invasive treatments, including endovenous laser ablation, ambulatory phlebectomy and endovenous chemical ablation, to avoid complications down the road.
Does Insurance Cover Varicose Vein Treatment?
When varicose vein symptoms reach the point where they compromise your health, the condition may be considered a medical necessity and covered by your insurance.
Premier Vein & Body will work with your insurance provider to determine eligibility of benefits, allowing you to maximize your insurance coverage. We also offer free vein screening days from time to time,, so you’ll have all the information you need at the time of your screening to decide if varicose vein treatment is right for you.