62016Feb
Will Insurance Cover My Vein Treatment?

Will Insurance Cover My Vein 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 veins. The results of the consultation and ultrasound will be sent to your health insurance provider to…

72016Jan
The VenaSeal Story

The VenaSeal Story

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 lengthy approvals process. VenaSeal was approved in Europe in…

32015Dec
Top 5 Advantages of VenaSeal Vein Treatment

Top 5 Advantages of VenaSeal Vein Treatment

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 feeling of weight.” 4) A Fast Fix: You can be…

112015Nov
Fitzgibbons Vein Center First in LA to Offer New VenaSeal Treatment

Fitzgibbons Vein Center First in LA to Offer New VenaSeal Treatment

The Fitzgibbons Vein Center is proud to announce its offering of the revolutionary new VenaSeal Closure System for treatment of venous reflux disease. In October, Dr. Terrence Fitzgibbons and his staff underwent intensive training with one of VenaSeal’s founders, Monte Madsen, and they are ready to offer this procedure immediately. “I am proud and excited to provide this innovative device and treatment to my patients,” Fitzgibbons says. “VenaSeal will be a wonderful addition to the services offered at our practice.” The Fitzgibbons Vein Center is the first provider in the Los Angeles area. “We’ve reached out to certain physicians that are highly skilled, have good volume, and that we trusted…