What to Expect
SCHEDULE: Call to make your appointment at 281-888-1464. In most instances, a referral is not needed. The initial paperwork can be emailed to you or you can fill out when you arrive which is 30 minutes before your appointment time. Please wear loose fitting clothing.
ARRIVAL: Upon arrival, you will fill out the forms if not already done so. You will also be asked if you need to go to the restroom and then brought to the back for evaluation. Our average wait time is 10 minutes.
INITIAL EVALUATION: A board certified physician who specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of vein disease will meet with you to discuss your symptoms. He or she will determine if an ultrasound is needed and if so, one will be performed immediately.
EXPLANATION: The physician will then go over the results with a detailed explanation of what is vein disease and why you are having symptoms. A customized treatment plan will then be developed with you and the physician.
FINISH: You will leave after your initial visit with a complete understanding of your vein disease and your treatment options. Total time for evaluation and ultrasound is around 1-1.5 hours.
To receive your new patient forms please click the link below. They will be emailed to you within 24 hours. Please fill them out prior to your appointment.
Frequently Asked Questions
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Why should I get my veins evaluated and treated at Texas Vein & Wellness Institute?
There are many people treating vein disease in Houston such as cardiologists, radiologists and surgeons. So how does one decide where to go? There is fortunately a credentialing organization called the IAC (Intersocietal Accreditation Commission) that certifies centers for the treatment and management of vein disease. There are only 4 centers in Houston that have undergone this rigorous credentialing process in Texas and Texas Vein & Wellness Institute is ONE of them!
Are my varicose veins a health problem and what are the complications?
While vein disease is not usually life threatening or limb threatening, it can lead to serious impairment of one’s quality of life. Vein disease is a progressive disease that does not correct itself or cure itself. The problem will continue to get worse as will the symptoms which range from swelling, heaviness, cramping, aching, ulcerations, restless legs and more. These superficial veins can also cause thrombosis or clot, leading to more acute symptoms.
How common is venous disease?
Venous disease is one of the most common conditions affecting our health. According to the American College of Phlebology, 80 million people in the U.S. have some form of venous disorder. It can affect men and women of all ages and activity levels, and while it has a strong genetic component, venous disease can be aggravated by environmental risks, pregnancy, and other factors. Venous disease is common in people who have jobs that require long periods of standing, and the risk of venous disease increases with age.
What is venous reflux?
Healthy veins have valves that regulate the flow of blood from your feet back to your heart. For many reasons these valves become weak and allow blood to flow back towards the feet, hence the name reflux. The blood flowing backwards creates enlarged vessels and discomfort/pain in the leg. This “extra” blood in the legs is under increased pressure and can lead to the swelling, cramping, bulging veins, discoloration and eventually ulcers.
Are vein treatments covered by insurance?
Most health insurance companies do cover vein disease treatment. After booking your appointment, we will discuss your coverage and payment options if you do not have insurance. Click Here to see a list of all the insurances we accept.
What are the treatments for vein disease?
There are a variety of treatments available for vein disease. Since each case is unique, we must first analyze your legs using the latest in ultrasound technology and then create a customized treatment plan during your consultation. We are able to offer compression therapy, radiofrequency ablation, sclerotherapy, phlebectomy, or a combination of treatments.
Are vein treatments/procedures painful?
In general, all venous procedure are relatively painless. No sedation is required for any. We administer local anesthesia around the vein, which the patient may notice. The actual ablation and closure of the vein is not even noticed by the patient.
Is there any bruising, scarring or swelling?
You should not scar. Bruising is natural sometimes after the procedure but should disappear quickly after.
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