Questions To Ask Your Varicose Vein Treatment Specialist

The treatment for varicose veins will be preceded by a detailed consultation process. During this consultation, the surgeon will inform the patient about all aspects of varicose vein procedure, the available techniques, and discuss the most appropriate treatment options.

The patient should feel free to ask questions during the consultation, and make a final decision only after they are completely satisfied on all accounts. The Desert Vein & Vascular Institute (DVVI) provides varicose vein treatment to patients in Palm Springs, Palm Desert, Rancho Mirage, and La Quinta.

Key Questions to Ask

The patient should ideally prepare a list of questions in advance and carry it along to the surgeon’s office for the consultation. This will make the initial consultation more efficient and ensure that none of the important questions is missed out.

Are you board certified in vascular surgery?

Desert Vein & Vascular Institute has the only board certified vascular surgeons in the Coachella Valley who have been trained to treat not only the cosmetic problems created by varicose veins, but also to diagnose and treat other venous conditions that may exist in the legs.

Board certified vascular surgeons will typically invest in high quality standards and best practices, adopt cutting edge techniques, and follow the latest safety protocols. Their goal will be to deliver the best possible results in every case through advanced, personalized care.

Which technique would you recommend for the treatment of my varicose veins?

DVVI offers two innovative, minimally invasive treatments for patients suffering from varicose veins, which are known as VenaSeal and ClosureFast. The surgeon will explain the benefits and limitations of each treatment option and discuss the suitability of a procedure according to the patient’s condition of veins and their personal preference. In any case, DVVI vascular surgeons will avoid traditional invasive procedures such as vein stripping. With advanced techniques, it is possible to minimize discomfort and risk, and improve the final outcomes in the treatment of varicose veins.

What are the risks, complications, and costs involved?

The vascular surgeons at DVVI will transparently discuss the potential risks and complications involved in a varicose vein procedure. They will educate the patient about the estimated costs involved in order to help them make a well-considered decision.

The patient should objectively weigh the costs and risks against the potential cosmetic as well as healthy benefits of varicose vein treatment. The cost of procedure should be compared in the context of the type of technology used and the skill and expertise of the treatment provider.

How soon will I recover after varicose vein procedure?

Recovery can vary from one patient to another, depending on size and number of veins to be removed, the choice of technique, and the experience of the operating surgeon. However, with the minimally invasive treatment options at DVVI, recovery time will be reduced anyway.

The surgeon will also provide post-treatment recovery care instructions to make the process easier and smoother for a patient. DVVI receives patients from Palm Springs, Palm Desert, Rancho Mirage, La Quinta, Inland Empire, Riverside, California, and other suburbs and communities in The Golden State for varicose vein treatment.

For more information on vein disease, call the vein specialists at Desert Vein and Vascular Institute today at 1-800-VARICOSE to schedule an appointment.