Archive for August 2017
What is PVD – Peripheral Vascular Disease?
Peripheral Vascular Disease: Not Always Just An Artery Issue When the term peripheral vascular disease (PVD) comes up; it is a common misconception that this refers to just arterial disease. PVD refers to both the arterial and venous circulation. Arteries in the legs carry blood from the heart to the toes (periphery), and veins carry…Read More
Does Blue Cross Blue Shield Cover Varicose Vein Treatment?
VARICOSE VEINS, VENOUS INSUFFICIENCY AND LEG ULCER TREATMENTS Insurance coverage is always dependent upon benefit eligibility, as outlined in your specific benefit plan. Some employers have chosen not to cover varicose vein treatment specifically, so be sure and check with your human resources department or call the toll-free number on the back of your insurance…Read More
Vein Removal or Vein Stripping Recommended?
Times have changed – There are alteratives to painful vein removal surgery Gone are the days when your only remedy for varicose veins was vein removal or vein stripping. Our in-office procedures are the gold-standard. If you are scheduled for a procedure and would like to know what other options are available, call today for…Read More
Sorry I put off varicose vein and venous leg ulcer treatment
HERE’S HER STORY: Magdalena, a 63-year-old retired woman that has lived with painful varicose veins and CVI since the 1970’s. She had vein stripping in the 1970’s and laser thermal ablation in 2010 which both left her traumatized and fearful of any further treatment. In late August, 2016 she reached a point where she had…Read More