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Varicose Veins

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Why Treat Varicose Veins?

YOUR LEGS CAN LOOK AND FEEL BETTER

Most people seek treatment for varicose veins to relieve discomfort like pain, swelling, itching or tingling, and other uncomfortable symptoms. In normal leg veins, leaflet-like valves help pump blood back to the heart, but when these valves don’t function properly, blood flows backward and pools within the vein.

Our Vein Specialists Perform Their Own Ultrasounds

Covered by Most Health Insurance

Our Vein Specialists Are Board-Certified and Highly Specialized

WHEN SHOULD I SEEK TREATMENT?

Left untreated, these bulging veins can lead to more serious medical problems, such as venous leg ulcers or varicose eczema. Up to 35% of people in the United States are affected by varicose veins, but treatment typically alleviates symptoms as well as the unsightly appearance.

Treating your varicose veins at Medicus Vein Care has never been easier.

  • Free consultation
  • Customized treatment plan
  • Treatments performed in-office
  • No downtime
  • Immediate relief
  • Fast recovery
  • Local anesthetic only—no sedation

In addition to offering free comprehensive consultations, Medicus Vein Care accepts most insurance plans, including Medicare

Treatments available

ZERO SEDATION, ZERO DOWNTIME, ALL MINIMALLY INVASIVE

Venaseal

VenaSeal™ is the only technology that features an advanced medical adhesive to close varicose veins.

Endovenous Laser Treatment

EVLA combines fiber-optic technology with laser energy to remove abnormal veins under ultrasound guidance.

Varithena

The Varithena treatment uses a foam medication to seal varicose veins using ultrasound techniques.

Before / After

Our treatment results.

Frequently asked Questions

Take the first step toward a restored you today!

Veins that have become bulging, elongated, thickened and rope-like are called varicose veins. Normally, one-way valves in veins keep blood flowing against the force of gravity. When the valves do not perform their function, blood can flow backwards or reflux within the vein. They usually occur near the surface of the skin and appear as bulging veins with a purplish hue.

Varicose veins can develop through a combination of these faulty vein valves and weakened vein walls. Under a variety of circumstances, normally toned, elastic vein walls can become weak and allow the recirculating blood to flow backward in the vein causing the blood to pool and the vein to bulge.

1. Complimentary Consultation
The first step to treatment is offering you the opportunity to visit our office, and to meet the specialist who will be treating you. During the consultation, we will discuss your symptoms and determine if you have spider or varicose veins. Often times, most of our patients have a combination of both.

2. Ultrasound Diagnosis
If you have varicose veins, an ultrasound will be performed by your vein specialist. After the ultrasound, the best treatment options will be recommended to you for your unique case.

3. Vein Treatment
Treatment is scheduled following your ultrasound. Each of the varicose vein procedures are minimally invasive and allows for zero downtime. If you have health insurance, we will handle all of the insurance claims for you.

4. Follow-up Visits
You will see your vein specialist for a follow-up visit after your treatment for an ultrasound to ensure closure of the treated vein. When the vein has closed, those veins are gone for good.

Our specialists are specifically trained in ultrasound imaging, and these skills are combined to accurately diagnose and treat varicosities. Patients should be aware that since an ultrasound is required not only for the initial diagnosis of varicose veins, it is also an integral part of the procedures that eliminate them.

It is important to visit a vein specialist who relies on their own training and experience to accurately determine the underlying cause of symptoms, find the abnormal veins, and treat them with familiarity and expertise. An ultrasound technologist does not have this training, or skillset.

Symptoms include aching, throbbing, fatigue, itching, tingling and heaviness – all of which worsen as the day goes on. Sometimes, strange sensations such as water dripping or “bug crawling” can be felt as the varicose veins close to the skin can stimulate the nerves.

Mild swelling in the ankles and feet may also occur. Many people find that they need to sit down in the afternoon and elevate their legs to relieve symptoms.

People who have venous insufficiency can have symptoms even without visible varicose veins.

Using an ultrasound, the vein specialist maps out the veins in your leg to pinpoint the faulty vein that needs to be treated. To treat this faulty vein, a very small probe is inserted using an ultrasound to follow and guide it to the proper position. He will then remove the probe, sealing the vein using one of the various treatment methods available.

The reflux of blood in faulty veins result in what is known as venous insufficiency, a very common condition that results in the pooling of blood in the vein and, in turn, creates varicose veins.

Not at all. The blood flow of the faulty veins are already being diverted to the many normal veins in the leg.

No, there is no downtime associated with any of the vein procedures. You can go back to your normal activities right away. In fact, we want you to stay active after treatment! Each of the treatment modalities are minimally-invasive and do not require any sedation, only local anesthetic.

Varicose veins are a result of vein disease and will only continue to get worse if left untreated. Some patients progress to develop skin changes and ulcerations, in addition to swelling and discomfort.

No, only local anesthetic is used. Patients find the discomfort from the procedures are minimal and some even fall asleep during the procedure. The procedures allow for zero downtime and you can return to your normal activities immediately after treatment.

No, and in fact, we never re-use any disposable procedure component. Fresh and completely sterile components are used for every treatment we provide.

Yes, you will need to wear compression stockings for up to two weeks after treatment to ensure complete closure of the vein. We sell many styles and colors of compression stockings to suit your lifestyle.

However, the VenaSeal glue procedure does not require the use of compression stockings.

Yes, the treatment for varicose veins is considered medically necessary by insurance companies. Our dedicated insurance team will process all claims and will follow up with your insurance company as necessary. After your consultation, we will advise you of any deductibles, copays or co-insurance amounts that you may owe. If you do not have health insurance, we offer a discounted cash rate.

We accept most major insurance companies including: Aetna, Blue Cross Blue Shield, Coventry, Medicare, Multiplan (BeechStreet, PHCS) and United Healthcare. If your insurance company is not listed, please call us. We may participate with your specific insurance plan.

Customer reviews

What our clients say about our services and products.

Rated 4.8 out of 5 stars
  • My experience at Medicus has always been through and professional. The employees are friendly and caring. I would recommend them .

    May 11, 2022

    Shirley Edwards
  • professional care and very nice stuff

    May 04, 2022

    Jadwiga Adamski
  • I had excellent results in my vein treatment. Thank you!

    Apr 09, 2022

    Sandra Da silva
  • I felt comfortable from the first time I met the whole staff. Along with The most observant eyes and professionalism … I’m finally out of pain. What a beautiful job Read more

    Mar 09, 2022

    Wendy Broad
  • Seriously love this practice. Super clean, professional and bedside manner is impecable. Right now I am in the process of doing the spider veins on my legs.

    Jan 08, 2022

    Silvia Timoteo
  • My initial visit went quite well. The associate demonstrated detailed knowledge in explaining my condition and the procedures contemplated for resolving it. He took ample time to answer my questions Read more

    Dec 08, 2021

    Robert Brink
  • My experience with Medicus was amazing from the front desk Connie to Angel and Sara so heartwarming they made the whole process so much easier and my healing has been Read more

    Nov 08, 2021

    Annette DelValle
  • Such a caring staff of professionals. Very clean, compassionate, knowledgeable staff with state of the art equipment to manage varicose veins! Thank you!

    Oct 08, 2021

    Katherine Crews
  • The staff was extremely friendly and professional! I would recommend Medicus Vein Care to anyone! Thanks so much for the wonderful experience! Terry

    Sep 08, 2021

    Terry Forester
  • Sara and Angel were amazing. They were professional, friendly, efficient and comforting. I highly recommend them!!!

    Sep 08, 2021

    Jen Gebauer
  • I would recommend this vein clinic, because they took their time and listened to my concerns answered all my questions. My spider veins are almost gone on the first visit Read more

    Aug 08, 2021

    Donna Loyacano
  • Much more informative and professional than the other vein center I went to. I wholeheartedly recommend Medicus!

    Aug 08, 2021

    benedict mcalevey
  • Dr Tidwell excellent,as well as his staff!!

    Jul 09, 2021

    PATRICIA LAURIE
  • Doctor very professional! Atmosphere very friendly!

    May 09, 2021

    V A
  • Went to Medicus Vein Care to get a second opinion on a surgery I previously had with a different vein doctor. Dr. Tidwell was professional, honest, and gave his undivided Read more

    May 09, 2021

    Amanda Guevara
  • How fantastic! The Doc and co. are lovely. Dr. Tidwell has an easygoing, pleasant and humorous bedside manner and I was out of there in no time at all. Highly Read more

    May 09, 2021

    Kristin Brown
  • 5 ⭐️ all the way! The doc is very knowledgeable, professional and gentle. Donna was super nice and very friendly. I had another treatment in town that did not go Read more

    May 09, 2021

    Gardens Orthodontics
  • A pleasant, friendly, professional office. Excellent results for my procedures. Would highly recommend.

    May 09, 2021

    Joanne Madzi