FAQ: When Is the Best Time to Seek Vein Treatment?

Doctor Shakes Patient's HandDo you have painful varicose vein problems and want to get them treated, but you don’t know when is the right time? Then you’re in luck! Vein disorder treatment can be confusing with so much misinformation out there. But it doesn’t have to be. That’s why we want to ensure you’re armed with the correct information so that you can make the best decision for you. Here’s some information on the best times to seek treatment to help guide your decision.

After You’ve Met Your Deductible

If you are planning on having your vein treatment and procedures covered by insurance, timing really is everything. Insurance plan deductibles can dictate when and even if you can seek treatment within a certain year and have it covered. Most insurance plans will cover your treatment as long as you’ve met your deductible for the year. This is why you should keep tabs on the amount of your deductible for the year, and your progress towards meeting your deductible throughout the year.

Once you’ve met your deductible, keep in mind that it can take several weeks sometimes for your insurance company to pre-approve the treatment. Make sure you leave yourself enough time before the end of the year to get your treatment approved and performed. It can be a tricky balancing act sometimes, but having all this knowledge before you seek treatment can help make the process a lot less stressful and move a lot more smoothly.

In Between Pregnancies

If another doctor has told you to wait to take care of your vein disorder until you are completely done having kids, they are wrong. While it is true that we can’t perform any treatment on you while you are pregnant, there is no harm in performing treatments in between pregnancies. In fact, it can actually be beneficial. By treating already progressed veins post-pregnancy, we can avoid the condition of those veins worsening before your next pregnancy. This will save you a lot of pain and discomfort. Once the veins are treated they will not be an issue with your next pregnancy. We can not guarantee that other healthy veins won’t flare up during your next pregnancy though.

Fall Season

While we can perform vein treatments any time of the year, we have found that many patients choose to wait until the fall season to seek treatment. By this time of the year, shorts season is over and the temperatures have cooled off. This can be great news when you’re getting vein treatment as some treatments do require bandages and compression garments afterwards. While there is no real issue, temperatures can rise and make you uncomfortable in really hot weather in the late spring and summer months.  
If you’re interested in seeking treatment for your vein disorder and want to talk about your options, call the Vein Clinic of Greater Kansas City today at 913-541-3377. We can answer all your questions about your condition and the right treatment options.