If you’re anywhere near Atlanta, you’ve definitely noticed the temperatures beginning to rise. You might be dreading the summer heat, especially if you’ve been wearing compression stockings to reduce your varicose vein symptoms.
When making the decision to schedule a varicose vein procedure, you might think Summer could be the perfect time. If you have kids, the activity schedule typically slows down, and with procedures like Venacure™ (and a myriad of other venous closure procedures) available, you’ve learned that recovery is usually quick, meaning you’ll be back at the beach or in shorts in no time. However, you might not realize the steps you’ll need to take leading up to your vein procedure.
Before Scheduling your Vein Procedure
Once it is determined that you are a candidate for a venous ablation procedure, your physician’s office will prepare the necessary documentation to get approval from your insurance company to cover your procedure. What many people don’t realize is that many insurance companies require that you wear compression hose for for 2 weeks to 3 months BEFORE your procedure, depending on your insurance provider.
After Your Vein Procedure
After your procedure, wearing compression stockings is recommended 24 hours a day for the first week. The second week, they are worn during waking hours (This will vary slightly depending on your unique situation). Although the procedure and recovery takes very little time, it’s important to take into account the potential months of preparation.
If you’re looking forward to spending your summer vein-pain free, then don’t wait! Schedule a consultation today.