Varicose Vein Treatment Timeline

Varicose Vein Treatment Timeline

If you’ve been thinking about varicose vein treatment, you’re probably ready to get rid of those veins right now! However, if you plan to use your health insurance to pay for the procedure, you might be surprised to learn that most plans require a round of conservative varicose vein treatment first. If conservative varicose vein treatment is ineffective, most plans will provide some coverage for minimally invasive varicose vein treatment, like sclerotherapy, venous ablation, or phlebectomy—all offered at Minneapolis Vein Center.

Conservative Varicose Vein Treatment

Your doctor may recommend some or all of the following conservative varicose vein treatments to help relieve the symptoms associated with the condition:

  • Compression Stockings, which support the leg and promote proper blood flow, as well as reduce swelling
  • Elevating Legs at regular intervals throughout the day helps blood to flow in the right direction and may also help alleviate swelling
  • Oral Anti-Inflammatory Medication reduces inflammation and pain associated with the condition
  • Weight Loss will take some pressure off of the veins and may also provide relief from symptoms like pain and swelling
  • Exercise will improve circulation throughout the legs and the rest of the body

Next Steps

Following a round of conservative varicose vein treatment, your radiologist will evaluate your condition again and make a recommendation for continued conservative therapy or a minimally invasive treatment. Our staff is well versed in insurance requirements and experienced in getting approvals for necessary procedures.

Schedule Your Vein Consultation in Minneapolis

The vein experts at Minneapolis Vein Center are ready to help you improve the appearance of your legs and eliminate painful symptoms. The best time to start the process and schedule your vein consultation is now so your legs will be ready for Summer! Contact Minneapolis Vein Center—conveniently accessible to all of Minneapolis/St. Paul—for your varicose vein consultation. Call for your free leg vein screening at 763-398-8710 Monday through Friday 7:00am-5:00pm.


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Minneapolis Vein Center
2800 Campus Drive, Suite 20
Plymouth, MN 55441
Phone: (763) 398-8710
Fax: (763) 398-8711

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7:00 am – 5:00 pm

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