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Important Things to consider when choosing your Varicose Vein Doctor (or any doctor).

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Choosing a doctor can often be a challenging task, particularly when you are not well versed in the area of medicine, or the specialty seems new to you. There are many things to consider, but generally you want to seek someone that understands your particular illness or symptoms and has the training to properly provide the right solution. Thinking about this for a minute, if you do not already know that type of ailment or type of treatment options available it make seem overwhelming to even know where to begin. Starting with a few best practices when choosing any specialist, whether it be automotive, physical fitness, or your medical service provider, looking at their track record and relying on word of mouth is probably a good place to begin.

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Can Varicose Veins Be Treated Using Topical Creams?

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Many people search online everyday for a number of various creams and ointments to cure their ailments. It’s quite common and in many circumstances these topical solutions do provide real value and treatment. Varicose vein creams, however, are not one of these. Unfortunately, the nature of varicose veins lie often much deeper beneath the surface of the skin and are not the result of a cosmetic problem.

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Getting Sclerotherapy After Your Laser Vein Treatment.

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So, you have had your laser treatment, what’s next? Most patients, about 90% or more, need adjunctive treatment after their laser procedure(s).  Typically, this treatment is Ultrasound Guided Therapeutic Sclerotherapy (USTST). About a month after your laser treatment our ultrasound tech will do a thorough exam, mapping any indwelling veins that are not functioning properly and still remain after the laser procedure. The preferred treatment to eliminate these veins is USTST.

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Common Questions Regarding Endovenous Laser Therapy (EVLT).

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End of The Year Insurance Coverage of Varicose Veins.

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For some time now, doctors have mistakenly informed their patients that varicose veins are simply a cosmetic concern.  Unfortunately, for many patients, the notion that insurance would not cover their vein procedure means not seeking treatment. Not only does this misinformation lead a patient to ignore their symptoms of vein disease, but patients are often left feeling burdened by the potential out of pocket expenses. The result for many then generally results in waiting until the pain becomes unbearable or just putting treatment off all together. Although doctors may not try to intentionally mislead their patients, vein disease is a real disease and can lead to serious health effects the longer a patient waits to seek treatment.

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