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As practicing vein specialists in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, we have heard countless horror stories about vein treatments gone awry. Whether it was due to complications with the procedure, continued failure after multiple visits, or a range of other issues, finding the right vein specialist in your area isn’t always as easy as it sounds.
In this guide, we’re going to take you through the steps you should take before seeking out a vein specialist. By following this guide, you are working to ensure your vein treatment is as painless, effortless, and non-time consuming as it needs to be.
What’s wrong with my veins?
If you’re reading this page, chances are high that you’re already experiencing some vein issues. Sometimes this can mean pain; other times, people are simply frustrated by the emergence of an unsightly vein.
No matter what your issue is, identifying your symptoms is a crucial first step. Note any pain or discomfort you might feel and if there are any outside issues that activate that discomfort. Find out if you are in a high-risk group for vein disease. Attempt the various solutions available to you for the pain that arises. More information about vein disease is available on our blog here.
What procedure do I need?
This is one of the most popular questions people ask when they are seeking vein treatment. While most people can tell you which veins they would like removed and why, they may struggle to get more specific — a knowledge gap that can open them up to increased risk.
Preparing for vein treatment means familiarizing yourself with the various options available to you. We’ve previously outlined some of the most popular forms of treatment, including Ambulatory Phlebectomy and Laser Sclerotherapy. These terms may seem complicated, but don’t worry; we’ve broken every element down into easy-to-read pieces, making understanding these procedures a breeze.
Still, if you find yourself struggling to understand these treatments, that is totally okay. That’s one of the reasons we developed a free virtual vein consultation to help patients find the treatment they need.
What about insurance?
We can only speak for our own practice here, but a majority of office-based vein treatments are covered by medical insurance if they are proven to be medically necessary. Our practice accepts Medicare and most insurance payers in southeast Wisconsin, many of which are considered “in network.”
What can be done in the meantime?
As you take the time to consider your options when it comes to vein treatment, there are several methods available to you right now to help alleviate your pain.
First, try stretching your legs and keeping them elevated. By doing this, you’re allowing your body to move blood through your legs, providing you with short-term relief from pain. Additionally, ice or cold water can provide similar relief; keeping your legs cool will cause your blood vessels to contract, which will in turn briefly reduce overall pain.
Other preventative measures can be undertaken as well. This can include maintaining a good diet, exercising, varying between standing and sitting during the day, and much more. A comprehensive list of preventative techniques is available on our blog here.
As we’ve covered in this article, finding the right vein specialist can be a hassle. As experts in the industry with years of experience and an in-depth expertise on the latest industry science, we are confident we can remedy your vein issues with ease. If you have any questions or would like to schedule a consultation, get in contact. We are happy to answer any questions you might have.