HCA Vein Center FAQs

  • How do I know if I have vein disease?

    If you have leg aching, pain, swelling, cramping or varicose veins an evaluation of your leg veins by ultrasound will assess your vein health and determine if vein treatment can help you.

  • Can vein disease be prevented?

    Generally no. If you have a family history of vein disease , there is nothing you can do to change genetics. Being overweight, previous pregnancies, and long periods of standing can also accelerate the problem.

  • Are varicose veins a cosmetic issue?

    Varicose veins are recognized as a medical condition. Often varicose veins are an indication of more serious venous disease called venous insufficiency. Early varicose vein treatment can prevent future health problems.

  • Can I afford treatment?

    Yes, since vein disease is considered a medical condition, treatment is covered by most insurances. You will be held responsible for co-payments and deductibles based on your individual insurance plan.

  • Is treatment painful?

    There is minor discomfort most of which is from injection of fluids.

  • What is the recovery time for procedures?

    Recovery time differs based on extent of procedure, age and medical comorbidities however in most cases patients return to normal activities the same day and can return to work the following day. We recommend no heavy lifting for about 2 weeks. Compression stockings are worn for 2 to7 days following treatment, depending on your specific treatment plan.