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The Most Common Questions And Answers Concerning Varicose Veins

Varicose veins are one of the most common vascular conditions affecting women...and men of all ages. Varicose veins arehave one of the mostgreatly common vascular conditions men of allpeople ages. Treatment options improved in recent years. In spiteaffecting of these women...and advancements, many Treatment optionsthat have improvedfor greatly in recent years. Inpainful, spite ofand these advancements, peopleOther mistakenly still believe treatment this problem is difficult, simply considered many “cosmetic.” mistakenly stillexperience believe that treatment this problem is difficult, and simply “cosmetic.” Other people may leg pain andfor other symptoms but theypainful, don’t realize what considered is causing their condition. This people may experience leg pain and other symptoms but they don’t realize what is causing their condition. This article will answer some common questions regarding varicose veins, the associated symptoms, and treatment. article will answeraricose some common questions regarding associated and treatment. veins are one of the most common vascular varicose How are veins, varicosethe veins and venoussymptoms, reflux diagnosed? conditions An experienced techniques, allow for vascular treatment specialist can make the diagnosis with Jeffreyaffecting S. Gosin,women...and MD, FACS men of all ages. techniques, allow for treatment theofneed for painful Treatment greatly in a WITHOUT combination a medical history, physical examination and a Jeffreyoptions S. Gosin,have MD,improved FACS WITHOUT the need for painful surgery. One of the best, most recent years. In spite of these advancements, painless vascular test called a Doppler ultrasound (also known as surgery.treatments One of thefor best, mostreflux venous many peopleare mistakenly still believe that treat- a proven venoustreatments duplex scan.) Making the correct diagnosis is essential What varicose veins? proven for venous is the Closure® Procedure. This What are varicose veins? ment for this problem is difficult, painful, and in properly treating this condition. Varicose veins are swollen veins that reflux is theinvasive Closure®procedure Procedure, minimally is Varicose veins are swollen veins that simply considered “cosmetic.” Other people can be seen through the skin. They often How now referred to as Venefit™. This performed right in the office in less are varicose veins and can be seen skin. They often minimally invasive procedure is venous reflux treated? a bulging, twisted appearance. mayhave experience legthrough pain andthe other symptoms than 30 minutes,compression with no incisions, Sometimes stockings will be sufficient to control have varicose a bulging,veins twisted appearance. performed right in theand office in less may be very minimal discomfort, excellent butSome they don’t realize what is causing theirlarge symptoms and prevent When procedures are needed, Some varicose veins may be be very large than 30 minutes, with no complications. incisions, results. and discolored. may condition. This articleOthers will answer somesmaller. current andexcellent techniques, allow for treatment WITHOUT minimaltechnology discomfort, and and can discolored. Others may smaller. They occurregarding anywhere onbe the legs, common questions varicose veins, How long is the recovery results. the need for painful surgery. One of the best, most proven treatments They canthe occur anywhere on the legs, groin area. Jeffrey S. Gosin, MD, FACS the including associated symptoms, and treatment. vein treatment? forfrom venous reflux is the Closure® Procedure, now referred to as Venefit™. including the groin area.

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How long is the recovery In most cases invasive individuals can This minimally procedure is performed right in the office from vein treatment? return to their usual activities within in less than 30 minutes, In of most individualswith can no incisions, minimal discomfort, a day thecases procedure. and excellent return to their results. usual activities within Is varicose vein treatment a day of the procedure. How long is the recovery from vein treatment? covered by health Is In varicose veinindividuals treatmentcan return to their usual activities within most cases insurance? a covered day of thebyprocedure. health Venous reflux disease is a medical condition. Therefore, in many cases, varicose insurance? Isvein varicose vein treatment covered by health insurance? treatment is covered by health insurance. An experienced vein treatment Venous reflux disease is a medical condition. Therefore, in many cases, varicose Venous reflux diseasespecialists is a medical condition. in many center will have insurance who will work withTherefore, your insurance company vein treatment is covered by health insurance. An experienced vein treatment to confirm coverage. cases, varicose vein treatment is covered by health insurance. An center will have insurance specialists who will work with your insurance company experienced vein treatment center will have insurance specialists who to confirm coverage. will work with your insurance company to confirm coverage.

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