FAQs
FAQs

FAQs

  • Q: Why choose Palm Vein Center?
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    Palm Vein Center is home to expert physicians with more than 10 years of experience treating vein and vascular conditions. Not only is our staff expertly trained and friendly, but we also stay up-to-date with the latest technologies. Our Vascular Lab houses state-of-the-art equipment that can treat vein conditions and eliminate the need for surgery. We are also an accredited practice. The Intersocietal Accreditation Committee, a prestigious organization that recognizes excellence in vein treatment standards, has given Palm Vein Center accreditations in both peripheral venous testing and superficial venous treatment.

  • Q: What is vein disease?
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    When we talk about vein disease, we're referring to problems with the valves or vein walls. For example, spider veins, varicose veins, and deep vein thrombosis are all considered diseases of the vein. While many vein diseases may seem like cosmetic issues, they are actually problematic to a patient's health. Fortunately, many of these conditions are highly treatable.

  • Q: What causes vein disease?
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    The root cause of many vein conditions is the valves within the veins not working properly. These valves work to regulate the blood that passes through veins. If the valves have trouble moving the blood forward, it could pool or flow backward and lead to health concerns. Many factors can influence the valves, but specialists will typically factor in age, weight, physical activity, family history, and more as leading causes of valve abnormalities.

  • Q: What types of treatment do you offer?
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    Palm Vein Center specializes in minimally invasive vein treatments that may provide the patient with less overall pain and a smaller bill compared to open surgery techniques. However, surgery is not our priority unless it is absolutely necessary. We also offer a number of conservative and non-surgical treatments as well. With these options, patients may only need minimal anesthesia, if any, and can return home the same day.

  • Q: What is the difference between spider veins and varicose veins?
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    Spider veins can sometimes resemble varicose veins, but they are in fact two different conditions. Spider veins develop when there is insufficient blood flow in smaller, surface veins. Varicose veins, on the other hand, develop when there is backward blood flow in larger, deeper veins, which causes their bulging appearance. Both conditions typically develop in people who spend a lot of time sitting, are overweight, and have a family history of spider and varicose veins.

  • Q: Is the procedure performed in your office or in the hospital?
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    Procedures are done in-office using local anesthesia. Procedures typically take 45-60 minutes, including prep time. Because of this, patients can return home the same day as their procedure.

  • Q: What should I expect during recovery?
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    Most of our patients find that they can return to most of their normal activities right away. Compression stockings may be required in the days following a procedure, depending on the type of treatment. Patients will receive detailed care instructions after their procedure. Patients are also encouraged to call our office at any time with questions or concerns.

  • Q: Will my insurance cover the cost?
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    It is possible that your insurance provider will cover some or all of the costs associated with vein treatment. Palm Vein Center accepts most major insurance plans. Vein treatment may require prior-authorization depending on your plan. For more details, please call our office and we’d be happy to answer any questions.

     

  • Q: I don't have insurance and will be paying out-of-pocket. How much does vein treatment cost?
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    Costs vary depending on the type of treatment. Typically, the cost for spider vein treatment starts at $199 per session. Treatment for varicose veins starts at $2,000. Interest-free payment plans are available through CareCredit, a credit card designed to pay medical bills, for self-pay patients, as well as patients with deductibles and co-insurance.

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