• Are Metro Vein Centers doctors board certified?

    All of our doctors are board-certified and specialize in vascular health and the treatment of venous diseases.

  • Is vein treatment covered by insurance?

    Metro Vein Centers accepts most insurance and will always work with your plan to maximize your coverage. Most treatments for varicose veins are covered by insurance. In some cases, if treatment is purely cosmetic, then it would require an out-of-pocket cost not covered by insurance. Once you’ve had your initial consultation at our offices, our insurance specialists will let you know what your plan will cover.

  • What conditions can a Metro Vein Centers doctor help me with?

    Our doctors at Metro Vein Centers specialize in diagnosing and treating chronic venous insufficiency (a.k.a. “vein disease”). There are many factors that can lead to common diagnoses like spider veins and varicose veins, including genetics, age, pregnancy, obesity, extended standing, or extended sitting. Most cases can be addressed with minimally invasive procedures, and most patients begin seeing results in as little as a week.

  • How do I tell the difference between spider veins and varicose veins?

    While they both appear similar, spider veins tend to be thinner and relatively painless, while varicose veins are more raised, larger, painful, and problematic. Varicose vein treatments account for a majority of patients who come to our clinics. Affecting 30% of the population, varicose veins are both unpleasant to look at and often a medical concern. While spider veins can be just a cosmetic issue, varicose veins can be indicative of vein disease. Early treatment is your best option for the most effective, long-term results.

  • What treatments does Metro Vein Centers offer?

    Some of the treatments your doctor is likely to discuss with you include Sclerotherapy, Radiofrequency Ablation, Microphlebecomy, excel V+ Laser, Endovenous Laser Ablation, Varithena, and Venaseal.

  • Are these treatments painful?

    Most vein treatments are minimally invasive and done in our office with local anesthetic. While you may experience some discomfort during treatment, it is low pain and there is little to no downtime after the treatment. You'll be able to drive home yourself following most treatments and resume your normal activities the same day.

  • Are these treatments approved by the FDA?

    All of the above treatments have passed FDA approval.

  • How can I decide which treatments are right for me?

    During your consultation with one of our board-certified specialist vein doctors, address all symptoms you’re experiencing; pain, heaviness, aching, and/or cramping in one or both legs are symptoms that could be indicative of a greater health risk, such as blood pooling inside the legs, blood clots, or something else. Our doctors will consult with you in detail on the appropriate treatment options to address and alleviate your symptoms. Most treatments are covered by insurance and are minimally invasive.

  • How much does vein treatment cost?

    Vein treatment costs vary depending on your specific needs but can range from $425 to $1,500 if paying out-of-pocket; however, 97% of our vein treatments are covered by insurance. We accept 200+ insurance plans, and our insurance specialists work with you and your carrier to maximize your coverage. In fact, many patients do not need to pay anything at all. For more information on our insurance coverage, please give us a call at (866) 831-9522 to discuss directly and we’ll answer any further questions you may have!

  • How long is recovery after vein treatment?

    Since all our treatments are minimally invasive, patients can walk out and drive home immediately after their treatment. For medical vein treatments, recovery time is minimal – most patients return to work the same day. However, we advise patients to avoid vigorous exercise such as weight lifting for a week following their treatment, wear compression socks for a few days, and elevate their legs in the evening to aid blood circulation. For patients who receive cosmetic laser vein treatment or sclerotherapy, there is no downtime at all but we recommend limiting direct sun exposure for 2-3 weeks after treatment.

  • Are women more at risk for varicose and spider veins?

    Yes. Women tend to report higher incidences of varicose veins and venous insufficiency. Approximately half of the female population will develop vein disease in their lifetime, while vein disease affects 1 in 3 men. Although the underlying reasons for this aren’t fully clear, hormonal changes—including supplements, replacement therapy, pregnancy, and menopause—can affect your veins. Women should be on the lookout for signs of venous insufficiency, and should seek out a vein doctor with any concerns.

  • Can I receive vein treatment if I'm pregnant?

    We don’t recommend pregnant people undergo vein treatment, but before pregnancy and after pregnancy it is perfectly safe to pursue vein treatment! We offer a variety of minimally invasive vein treatments that require minimal downtime, perfect for the busy and demanding lifestyle of new parents or parents of multiple children. Pregnancy can put us at a higher risk of developing varicose veins and spider veins, so if you notice changes during or after your pregnancy, give us a call!

  • Will varicose veins go away without treatment?

    Unfortunately, no. Varicose veins are a result of broken valves in the veins that cannot be permanently fixed with external creams or other at-home remedies. The underlying cause is vein disease which is progressive and worsens over time if left untreated. What may begin as visible veins, can lead to aching or itching and in late stages, to venous ulcers (open wounds that do not heal). If you are experiencing common symptoms such as visible veins, at a higher risk of developing vein disease, or experiencing pain or discomfort in your legs, we recommend you speak with a vein specialist and undergo an in-depth vein evaluation.

  • Am I allowed to fly after my treatment?

    If you received treatment for varicose veins, we advise against air travel for at least two weeks to decrease your risk of developing deep vein thrombosis (DVT). Pressure in the cabin of aircrafts can negatively impact circulation in the legs which is not ideal after treatment. There are no limitations on normal driving but our vein specialists recommend no flying for 14 days. After that, it’s clear skies!

  • Is vein treatment available for diabetics?

    Yes! Diabetics often suffer from nerve damage and poor circulation that negatively impacts their legs and feet. Because of this predisposition, venous ulcers that form may be harder to heal and can become infected easily as they remain open. Varicose vein and spider vein treatments are safe for people with diabetes, and can dramatically improve vein health.

  • Can I get a second opinion from another vein specialist?

    Of course! Our board-certified vein specialists are happy to provide you with an in-depth vein evaluation, ultrasound report, and custom treatment plan. If you feel you are more comfortable seeking a second opinion before pursuing treatment, we encourage you to consult with your primary care team. We often see patients seeking second opinions from other practices as well.

  • How do I reschedule or cancel my appointment?

    If you need to reschedule or cancel your appointment, please give our patient care team a call at 866-715-9121 or text us back at the same number you receive appointment reminders from. We’re happy to help move your appointment.

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