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Men May Need Vein Treatment Too

June 9, 2016 • sdib • BlogVein Treatment

Billboards and advertisements for vein treatment commonly show a pair of smooth female legs—but men are also at risk for chronic venous insufficiency (CVI), the condition that causes varicose and spider veins, particularly as they age. Men may be living with unnecessary pain just because of a cultural misconception that vein problems are a strictly female issue.   After exercising or working all day, men may feel leg pain but chalk it up to sore muscles or the unavoidable effects of aging. In some cases it could be a venous issue, and getting it treated could greatly improve their live...

Restless Legs Syndrome and Its Relationship to Chronic Venous Disease

March 16, 2016 • sdib • BlogMedical

Nightly pain and discomfort in the legs is a common symptom of: A) Chronic Venous Disease (CVD, the disease that causes varicose veins B) Restless Legs Syndrome (RLS) C) Both If you picked C, both, you’re correct. Often, the symptoms of chronic venous disease and RLS can be so similar that patients aren’t sure which one they might have. And in some cases, they may have both conditions. According to the National Institutes of Health, Restless Legs Syndrome “is a neurological disorder characterized by throbbing, pulling, creeping, or other unpleasant sensations in the legs and an uncontrollable, and sometimes overwhelming, urge to move...

Will Insurance Cover My Vein Treatment?

February 6, 2016 • sdib • BlogMedicalVein Treatment

Many patients assume that vein treatments are considered cosmetic and thus not covered by health insurance, but that is not true. Consultation and Ultrasound The first step is to go for a consultation with the doctor. During the visit, he examines you and evaluates your venous disease and general health. At the same visit, he measures vein sizes and reflux times (the amount of time it takes for valves in the veins to close) using an ultrasound. When the valves don’t close correctly, the blood pools in your legs—causing swelling, pain, and varicose ve...

The VenaSeal Story

January 7, 2016 • sdib • Varicose VeinsVein TreatmentVenaSeal

VenaSeal is a new option for treating varicose veins using an adhesive to effectively “glue” the vein shut. The VenaSeal story began at Inland Imaging in Spokane, Wash., where vascular services manager Monte Madsen worked with Dr. Rod Raabe. “Dr. Raabe came into the clinic one day and said, ‘Hey, why couldn’t we treat veins with glue?’” Madsen says. “So I had the brilliant response of: ‘I don’t know. Why not?’” Madsen and Raabe teamed up and formed Sapheon with CEO Don Crawford. Together they brought on engineers, started animal testing and began developing a full-fledged product. Next up was the le...

Top 5 Advantages of VenaSeal Vein Treatment

December 3, 2015 • sdib • Varicose VeinsVein TreatmentVenaSeal

Fitzgibbons Vein Center is the first in Los Angeles to offer the innovative VenaSeal Closure System for treatment of varicose veins. This new method uses an adhesive to effectively “glue” the vein shut. Monte Madsen, one of VenaSeal’s founders, shares some of VenaSeal’s greatest advantages. 5) A Single Session: The VenaSeal treatment requires just one session, and multiple veins can be treated at one time. “You basically get up off the table, and your leg is already feeling the effect of closing that diseased leg, and it feels lighter,” Madsen says. “You don’t have that burden of the numbness or that f...

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