Most of the vein treatments are covered by insurance, including Medicare. After you initial consultation, the staff at Advanced Surgical Arts will help you to determine if your insurance will cover the procedures.
If you begin to feel moderate pain along with other symptoms such as skin irritation, swelling, bulging veins and/or increase in size, you should be talking with your doctor. When malfunctioning veins are left untreated, they can lead to more serious conditions such as blood clots and venous ulcers.
Since vein disease is progressive, it will not go away on its on and typically get worse without treatment. You could eventually experience uncomfortable swelling, darkening of the skin (hyperpigmentation) and even a venous ulcer which is a break in the skin. Venous ulcer is a serious medical condition that can lead to infections and disfigurement.
During the initial consultation, the doctor will listen to your symptoms, take a complete health history and use an ultrasound to diagnose and identify the exact cause of your malfunctioning veins. The ultrasound enables the doctor to see your veins and pinpoint the exact location of each malfunctioning valve and discover the root cause of your vein issue.
After a thorough examination, the doctor will explain your vein disease condition and layout the treatment options available for your situation. Depending your level of vein disease, the treatment may include more than one type of procedure. A customized plan will be developed taking into consideration your individual needs and what can best help you achieve optimal results.
Dr. Doohi Lee at Advanced Surgical Arts has refined the technique for all the procedures to insure minimal to no scaring.
Although rare or mild, some side effects to vein treatment include swelling, pain, skin irritation, bruising and bleeding.
Doohi Lee, MD – Vein Experience
Starting in 2005, Dr. Doohi Lee become one of the first vein doctors in the DFW area to be board certified to treat Vein Disease. He has the following medical board certifications that make him an expert at diagnosing and treating all types of vein conditions;
- America Board of Radiology – Interventional Radiologist
- American Board of Vein and Lymphatic Disease – Vein Surgeon
- American Board of Laser Medicine and Surgery – Laser Surgeon
- American Board of Regenerative Medicine – Surgeon
Dr. Lee’s skills are internationally recognized and he spends considerable time educating and training other medical professionals on advanced vein surgery procedures. He practices and teaches minimally invasive, no-scar techniques for vein ablation, along with sclerotherapy and external laser procedures that result in healthy and beautiful legs.