The first step to treating and overcoming varicose veins is scheduling an appointment at Vein & Body Specialists. If it’s your first time pursuing vein treatment or visiting our practice, you may be wondering what to expect from your varicose vein appointment. Below, we’ll walk you through the appointment process so you are fully prepared for your visit!
Consult with Nurse
The first step of your varicose vein appointment is the consultation, during which one of our nurses will assess your varicose veins and your symptoms. This may start with a discussion of your health history and the specific factors that place you at risk for varicose veins, including age, hormones, obesity and pregnancy. Then, we’ll review the symptoms of your varicose veins to understand the extent of your condition.
The next step to your visit is an ultrasound test. Using ultrasound technology, we can identify the underlying cause of your varicose veins. Specifically, it can help us determine whether the veins are damaged and gauge the severity of any blood flow abnormalities. This step is vital in assessing your condition and developing an effective treatment plan. It takes about 2 hours to complete.
Comprehensive Consultation with Physician
After assessing your ultrasound results, one of our physicians will sit down with you for an in-depth consultation. During this time, we will be able to inform you of the treatment option (or options) that are most appropriate for managing your varicose vein symptoms. After discussing various options, we will be able to outline a personalized treatment plan that is best-suited for your needs. At this time, we will also be able to explain any costs associated with your treatment, as well as your eligibility for insurance coverage, if applicable.
Submitting Medical Records to Insurance
In many cases, before we can proceed with treatment, we have to submit medical records to your insurance provider. This is done to ensure that you receive coverage from your insurance provider and incur the lowest out-of-pocket costs possible. This process may take multiple business days, so you will be able to return home after your consultation and resume action when this process is complete.
Calling to Schedule Treatment
Once all the necessary records have been submitted to your insurance provider, we’ll be able to move forward with treatment. At this time, we’ll be able to schedule your treatment over the phone. We’ll also provide you with any other information you need leading up to your treatment.
The consultation process for varicose vein treatment is an important step towards overcoming varicose veins. If you are interested in getting started with varicose vein treatment, contact us today to schedule your appointment at Vein & Body Specialists.