Patients often seek treatment for varicose veins to get relief from the pain, itching, swelling, and discomfort the condition often causes. Left untreated, varicose veins can also lead to other more serious health issues. While there are a variety of different treatments available for varicose veins, VenaSeal is the most advanced vein procedure available today.
Medicare patients in Florida are now able to have their VenaSeal treatments covered, giving them a better option to deal with varicose veins.
What is VenaSeal?
VenaSeal uses a medical grade adhesive to close varicose veins. With this revolutionary in-office procedure, a small catheter is inserted into the vein after a single needle stick of numbing medicine. Through the catheter, adhesive is applied to the vein.
The vein is then compressed down. Once blood comes into contact with the adhesive, it begins to polymerize. Over time, the vein fibers grow around the adhesive, sealing the vein.
What are the Advantages of VenaSeal Over Other Treatments?
VenaSeal was pioneered by Interventional Radiologists to help find a more effective, less invasive treatment for varicose veins. While other treatments require multiple needle sticks, VenaSeal only requires a single needle stick.
After a VenaSeal treatment, patients do not have to wear compression stockings. Other varicose vein procedures require that patients regularly wear compression socks for the treatments to fully work.
VenaSeal works with your body’s natural healing mechanisms. The adhesive allows the cells in your veins to perform their proper function and grow fibrous tissue to close the veins.
After a VenaSeal procedure the patient only needs a small bandage to cover the point of the needle stick—just like when getting a shot or having blood drawn.
Medicare Coverage of VenaSeal
Up until recently, Medicare patients had few options when looking to get treatment for varicose veins that was covered, even though they are the ones who need varicose vein treatments the most. This meant that most patients had to undergo procedures that required multiple needle sticks and the wearing of compression socks.
But, now VenaSeal is covered for Medicare patients in Florida.
Because this procedure is minimally-invasive, and is now covered by Medicare, patients with varicose veins should consult with a vein specialist to see if they are a good candidate. It helps avoids later health problems and immediately relieves much of the discomfort that varicose veins cause.
Medicus Vein Care specializes in dealing with vein issues and diseases, including varicose veins. Dr. Tidwell is a board certified Interventional Radiologist. He personally performs all of the VenaSeal treatments.
Contact Medicus Vein Care today to setup a free VenaSeal consultation. It could make all the difference in your level of comfort and in your health.