Say Good by to Varicose Veins

Do you experience leg pain and discomfort due to varicose veins or chronic venous insufficiency? We want you to know there’s no longer a reason to suffer. At Tepas Veins Center, we offer a range of treatment options that can quickly alleviate venous symptoms like leg swelling, cramping, and fatigue.

Fortunately, the days of painful vein-stripping surgery are behind us Instead, our experts use minimally invasive, outpatient techniques to close off diseased veins and relieve unnecessary pain and discomfort.

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What is VenaSeal™

The VenaSeal™ procedure is an advanced varicose vein treatment offered at Tepas Vein Center to treat varicose veins and chronic venous insufficiency. The VenaSeal™ closure system provides immediate vein closure, which allows for quick relief from painful and uncomfortable symptoms. A small amount of specially-formulated medial adhesive is delivered to the affected vein through a small catheter – the adhesive aims to seal, or close, the diseased vein. Once the affected vein is sealed off, blood flow is rerouted to nearby, healthy veins, and symptoms begin to improve.

I think of VenaSeal® as a medical grade "Super Glue" that closes off varicose veins leaving patients with relief and healthier legs.

Emran Imami, M.D Tepas Vein Center

What to Expect During the Procedure

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Treat Varicose Veins with VenaSeal™

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Common Symptoms from Varicose Veins

Many of the symptoms associated with varicose veins are very similar to symptoms of other health-related problems. Most people don't even realize that their symptoms come from varicose veins and end up taking a while to discover the root of the problem, unfortunately delaying care. Here are several symptoms to be aware of associated with varicose veins.

  • Swelling in the legs & ankles
  • Heaviness
  • Itching around the veins
  • Achy or heavy legs
  • Bulging or twisted veins
  • Burning or tingling in the legs
  • Pain from standing or sitting for an extended time
  • Veins that are dark purple or blue
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Causes of Varicose Veins

The exact cause of varicose veins can not be attributed to just one factor and can vary from patient to patient. Over time, and sometimes from trauma, veins become damaged, causing bulging or twisted veins near the surface of the skin. While some causes can be prevented some people are predisposed to developing varicose veins in their lifetime. Causes of varicose veins may include:
  • Family History
  • Lifestyle
  • Hormonal Changes
  • Personal Health History
  • Gender
  • Age
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Treatment for Varicose Veins

VenaSeal™ is an excellent treatment option for those suffering from varicose veins. VenaSeal™ uses a specially formulated medical adhesive to seal or close the diseased vein to eliminate blood flow through the damaged veins. Blood will divert to other healthy veins nearby, providing symptom relief.

Ultrasound testing will be conducted to determine if VenaSeal™ is the right treatment plan for your individual needs. The VenaSeal™ procedure is a simple office procedure that takes around 1 hour from beginning to end.

Tepas Vein Center recommends VenaSeal™ for all patients that meet the criteria as it is a minimally invasive and highly effective in-office procedure that offers fast recovery.

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Does Insurance Cover the Cost?

Office consultations, diagnostic testing (ultrasound), and procedures such as VenaSeal™ are covered by most insurance plans. However, each specific insurance plan may have unique criteria or limits in the policy that cover only certain treatment options or possibly only cover treatments such as VenaSeal™ after other treatment methods have been implemented.

Tepas Vein Center has a dedicated pre-authorization department that works to determine what coverages are available that fit the needs of the patient so that out-of-pocket expenses are kept to a minimum.

Patients can expect to pay standard out-of-pocket co-pays for seeing a specialist for a consultation or any follow-up visits.

  • Insurance plans may have a co-pay, co-insurance, or deductibles
  • Self-pay & HSA Plans accepted

Please remember insurance policies vary and coverages can be different for each patient.