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Women and men looking for an effective treatment for varicose veins that does not include surgery or scarring may want to consider endovenous laser ablation, an advanced vein therapy that is highly effective in most cases. Endovenous laser ablation is virtually pain free and can be performed in less than an hour and without hospitalization. In this minimally invasive procedure, laser energy is used to seal faulty veins, which results in a reduction or complete closure of the vein. A trained professional administers endovenous laser ablation to patients in a doctor office setting as an outpatient procedure. Ultrasound imaging is used to map the veins of the legs, as well as to direct the insertion and placement of a laser fiber that is used to deliver the laser energy to targeted veins. Once the provider identifies the faulty veins, a local anesthetic will be administered to ensure patient comfort prior to beginning the procedure. This treatment most often is performed in under an hour and recipients can return to regular activities, except strenuous exercise, right after the procedure. Compression stockings should be worn for one week to ensure proper healing and a follow up visit will be scheduled approximately one week after the initial treatment. Geographical location, practitioner fees and the number of veins to be treated influence the cost of receiving endovenous laser ablation. If the endovenous laser ablation procedure is considered medically necessary in order to alleviate the pain that is often associated with varicose veins, this treatment will likely be covered by medical insurance. Contacting a vein specialist in your area is the best way to learn more about endovenous laser ablation and to determine if this is the best option for you.
About Vein Clinics of America
Vein Clinics of America
We are the largest group in the country specializing exclusively in vein disease treatment. Established in 1981, the physicians of Vein Clinics of America believe that pursuing excellence in the treatment of vein disorders requires a full-time commitment.
Our physicians specialize in Phlebology, the medical specialty of treating vein disease. They are highly recognized for their published research and many work as lecturers and trainers in the field of vein treatment for doctors from around the world.
Varicose vein disease can be very complex and each patient is unique, so we know how important it is to you to find the right physician to treat your particular condition.
Our physicians are dedicated to making you feel at ease throughout the process. They will thoroughly evaluate your condition, discuss the details of your situation so you feel comfortable, and present you with a course of action that works best for you. We are there to help, and since we’re experts in our field we’re confident we can do the best job for you.
Accepted Insurance Plans
Vein Clinics of America is in network with most major insurance plans. If you have a Flexible Spending Account (FSA), reimbursable FSA expenses cover many treatments for vein disorders. If you do not see your insurance provider in the list below, please call 866-923-VEIN for a complete listing.
The Columbia office currently accepts the following providers:
MultiPlan / PHCS
United Health Care
Dr. Buckner is located in Columbia near Gaithersburg, Potomac, Bethesda, Silver Spring, Kensington, Chevy Chase, Georgetown, Olney, Washington Grove, Wyngate and Washington D.C.
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