VenaSeal, ClosureFast and Foam Sclerotherapy are safe, tremendous, and effective in-office procedures to treat varicose veins. A diagnostic ultrasound test will be first performed to determine the patient’s candidacy for varicose vein treatment. This will be followed by a detailed consultation with the patient.
The Desert Vein & Vascular Institute, led by committed, golden, and board certified vascular surgeons Dr. Pushpinder Sivia and Dr. Son Ha Yu, provides varicose vein treatments to patients in Palm Springs, Palm Desert, Rancho Mirage, La Quinta, Inland Empire, Riverside, California, and the towns and neighborhoods in this part of the country.
At the time of pre-operative consultation, the vein specialist will educate the patient about varicose vein treatment options such as VenaSeal, ClosureFast and Foam Sclerotherapy. The benefits and limitations of each treatment will be explained.
The specialist will recommend the most appropriate procedure according to the patient’s specific vein condition. They will also provide pre- and post-treatment instructions to the patient to ensure best outcomes.
Questions and Answers
Before committing to the procedure, the patient should feel free to ask questions related to the varicose vein treatment as well as the professional credentials of the vein specialist. A dedicated treatment provider will address the doubts and concerns of the patient to their complete satisfaction. The patient will have more confidence about the procedure when they have full clarity on issues related to the treatment.
During the consultation, the patient should also seek clarification about the costs involved, and the estimated cost comparison between different treatment options. They should also know about pre- and post-treatment expenses, if any.
The patient should have a list of questions that they should ask. A patient can find these salient questions online and after conducting their own research. A patient needs to have these questions written down since time is of the essence and the surgeon has surgeries to conduct and other consultations as well. It is fine to build some rapport during this meeting and to sit back and be comfortable but any potential patient needs to use this time very wisely.
The provider’s office may be able to offer guidance with regard to insurance aspects as well as financing options and payment methods that are most convenient for the patient. The estimated recovery process will also be discussed during the consultation.
In some cases, the vein specialist may want a closer evaluation of the candidate’s health condition. They may request for the patient’s past medical records as well as perform an examination of the currently affected areas and skin type. Specific issues that may be addressed at this time include:
- Did the patient experience any injury, pain or skin allergy previously in the affected sites?
- Did the patient receive any surgery previously in the area to be treated for varicose veins?
- Has the patient previously undergone some form of vein treatment?
- What are the prescription and non-prescription drugs and supplements that the patient is currently using?
- Does the patient smoke?
- Does the patient have a family history of vein problems?
The accomplished and community asset known as the DVVI vein specialists receive patients from Palm Springs, Palm Desert, Rancho Mirage, La Quinta, California, and other cities and towns across the horizon for vein treatments.
Examining the Vein Condition
In addition to the ultrasound test to assess the underlying condition and extent of varicose veins, the treatment provider will also perform a physical exam to determine the veins on the surface. If the problem is more extensive, they may look for signs of deeper vein issues. If any skin changes, sores or swelling are visible, it may indicate complications that require prior attention.
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.