When it comes to fixing your varicose veins, sometimes the hardest part is getting started. You probably have a lot of questions. In this Ultimate Quick Guide, we will try to answer them all. Getting started simply requires knowing the first step to take. If you’ve decided you’re tired of living with the pain or embarrassment of your varicose veins, here’s a step-by-step plan for getting rid of them:
Varicose Vein Treatment 7-Step Journey
Step 1: Make an appointment online or by calling (913) 541-3377 for our Overland Park office or (816-792-1188) for our Liberty office and give insurance information so we can let you know what coverage will be at your office visit. (Most varicose vein treatments are covered by insurance if deemed “medically necessary”).
Step 2: Office Visit – meet with Dr. Barbieri for a complete exam and ultrasound of your legs. We will be able to give you complete detailed treatment recommendations at that time.
Step 3: Your information will be submitted to insurance for treatment authorization.
Step 4: Once approved by insurance, we will call you for an appointment and go over any copays or deductibles you will be responsible for. We figure out the approximate cost for treatment(s) before we schedule so you will have an idea of your cost for the services.
Step 5: Procedure Day – depending on what type of treatment, it will be a 1 or 2 hour appointment. Detailed post-procedure instructions will be handed out and discussed. There is usually not much downtime involved. You may be scheduled for another treatment session before you leave if it is in your treatment plan
Step 6: Further Procedures/Checkup – if you don’t need any more procedures, there will be a follow up to recheck the work done. That’s it. Your varicose veins have been addressed and you can live your life without leg pain or bulging veins. Buy some shorts and live it up!
Step 7: Annual Maintenance – Dr. Barbieri advises yearly appointments to maintain your leg health as venous disease is genetic and progressive and most likely will need intermittent surveillance. Once varicose veins are gone they don’t return, however, you can develop new varicose veins over time that may require further treatment.