iVein® Health and Wellness Fall 2016 Scholarship Winner

Twice a year we award two students our iVein Health and Wellness Scholarship. Students must write an essay that promotes a practical approach to a healthy lifestyle in college and how these habits can be sustained over a lifetime.

We received many great entries, but there can only be one winner. Here is the winning essay:

A bowl of trail mix – a curated mixture of almonds, walnuts, dried apricots and dark
chocolate morsels – sits beside me as I write. I wonder if I will be denied this
scholarship because of the last chocolate chip I munched. But that chocolate chip
keeps me going. By giving myself choice, living a healthy life has become a way of life.


Sustaining a healthy lifestyle has never been easy for me. When I first began college,
I mindlessly enjoyed the unlimited ice cream and chocolate chip waffles on Saturday
mornings. I had days when ice cream on top of my waffles made for a classic pickme-
up morning feast. I eventually realized, however, that this meal had the exact
opposite effect of a “pick-me-up”. I felt lethargic and tired. I was first surprised and
then became depressed once my jeans became a little too snug. Like many college
students, I bounced between extensive varieties of diets. The 1200-calorie days. Fatfree
foods. Zero-carb diet. The ketogenic approach. Many of these diets were great for
a few days, even weeks. Then, I’d get a sniff of fresh chocolate chip cookies or a
grilled cheese sandwich. Sometimes, it would simply be a carton of full-fat yogurt.
When I’d have one of these “cheat” bites, my entire day of dieting would crumble
apart and I’d resort to overeating, perhaps it was even binge eating. I would not be
able to concentrate on school or immediate assignments. Rather, I’d take the day off
while eating all the sinful foods I had restrained from myself. There were days I
would eat until my stomach hurt. There were nights I hated my body and myself. I
would feel useless and simply go to sleep. The next day, the diet would start again.
To overcompensate, I’d go half a day without eating. Needless to say, I never lost a
sustainable amount of weight during this period of dieting. More importantly, I was
unhappy, unproductive and very unhealthy.


A year later, I began studying for the MCAT – a crucial time for any premedical
student. While studying for the exam, my days were jam-packed with study sessions
and summer school so I didn’t have much time to think about my diet. I fell into a
rhythm of waking up early each morning and eating four home-cooked meals
everyday. Every evening, I would go to the gym so I could energize myself without
the need for caffeine. I slept by midnight everyday and made sure to get 8 hours of
sleep. Studying for the MCAT was like training for a marathon; I didn’t want to cram
and made sure I had ample energy to study diligently for the entire summer.
Suddenly, it wasn’t so hard to eat healthy on a regular basis. No urgent cravings and
no binge eating. With the exam only weeks away, food was not the center of my
attention.


Today, I am twenty pounds lighter than my first year of college. I am mindful of what
I eat and how much I eat. However, I hold myself to no restrictions. A philosophy of
healthy living as a lifestyle allows me to enjoy day by day. I’ve learned to forgive
myself and celebrate milestones. These changes have brought me ample more
happiness and pride than my weight loss.


As a medical student, I have the great pleasure to learn from physicians who value
the art of medicine as much as the science behind it. One physician in particular is
Dr. Sheffield, an endocrinologist at Kaiser Permanente. During a lecture on obesity,
he asked us, “Which two specialties in medicine express the most compassion?
According to a survey, the answer was oncology and pediatrics. His rationale behind
the answer was that both of these specialties have something special in common;
oncologists and pediatricians never blame the patient for his or her disease. Then,
Dr. Sheffield asked us to consider the following hypothetical situation: “It’s 2 AM,
and you’re the physician on call. An obese, diabetic man just suffered a heart attack
from exacerbated atherosclerosis.” He wondered how many of us would blame the
patient, “if only the patient watched what he ate”. He urged us to think like an
oncologist or pediatrician and be more compassionate towards our patients.


I think back to my difficult and ongoing journey towards maintaining a healthy
lifestyle. I will never blame my patient for his or her inability to sustain a nutritious
diet. I have learned from my personal and academic experiences that healthy living
is really a challenge of a lifetime. I strive to eat mindfully, exercise frequently, sleep
well and perhaps most importantly – forgive myself. Eating well and losing weight is
hard. Maintaining healthy habits to be sustained over a lifetime is even more
difficult. I have realized that I will not lose weight in a day, nor will I gain it
overnight. The best and most practical approach is to forgive myself and move on
with the day. No day should be wasted because of a chocolate chip cookie.

Vein Disease – The Silent Threat Take Control and Win!

Athletes focus on improving running times or golf scores, but most people don’t think about their bodies’ health until they feel actual pain.

Who, Me?
Hosted by IVC (IVC), the Athletic Free Vein Screening Event reaches out to a Athletic Eventwider group of people—athletes and men—who may not think circulation health applies to them. Can’t you just hear the comments? “Vein disease? No way! I’m a guy, I’m in my twenties, and I’m in great shape.” “Sure, my legs feel tired the day after a hard workout, but that’s normal, right?” “Varicose veins are for older ladies who’ve had lots of kids…”

Vein disease, or Venous Insufficiency, is one of those silent health issues which creep up unnoticed. Early symptoms may be so general that people think their leg aches or throbbing feet are caused by something else. Common vein disease signs include soreness, tiredness, itchy skin, restless legs, or trouble sleeping.

Lingering aches and pains after a day on your feet may be trying to tell you something, whether running a 10K or chasing your children around Disneyland. Finding out you have vein disease can come as a shock. While supporting his wife at this year’s Athletic Event, one man thought, “I’m already here—I might as well try this, too.” Assuming that his recurring leg problems stemmed from a lower-back injury, this man was surprised to learn that vein disease was also contributing to his leg pain.

Free Screening – Find out if you’ve got it
The Free Screening itself is fast, easy, and painless. A quick ultrasound swipe down both legs, from mid-thigh to ankle, is all it takes. If signs of vein disease show up, you can speak with IVC’s interventional radiologists, MDs with years of additional training focused on the delicate microsurgery of vein treatment. You don’t want a PA or nurse practitioner performing your procedure; you want the actual MD who specializes in vein disease care.

Compression Socks – not just for Grandma, anymore
The good news? Vein disease is treatable! The first step, both in medical care and to qualify for health insurance coverage, is wearing prescription-strength compression socks. These are NOT your grandmother’s suntan-brown type of stockings. Modern compression socks come in a rainbow of cool colors and styles—think Kevin Durrant or Usain Bolt. Elite athletes wear compression socks to enhance circulation and speed up the return of blood to the heart, a key to high performance and quicker recovery times after a workout.

Start with a Free Screening by professionals who know what they’re doing. Add compression socks—pharmaceutical-strength with a written medical prescription to start the paperwork for your insurance coverage—and see how much better you can feel. After all, what’s manly about avoidable suffering? Get back to the sports, activities, and adventures you love. Get back to your life. Guess life really does start when the pain stops…

Signs and Symptoms of Varicose Veins – Video

Varicose veins are often recognized for their unsightly appearance, but what you cannot see is the symptoms they can cause. Symptoms like leg pain, heaviness, swelling, and even restless legs can make it difficult to enjoy the everyday activities of life. Left untreated, varicose veins can cause serious conditions like blood clots and skin ulceration.  Fortunately, the varicose vein treatment specialists at IVC offer the latest in-office treatments available. These minimally-invasive techniques generally take less than an hour to complete, and you are back to normal daily activities the same day.

Get back to doing the things you love, call us today to schedule a free varicose vein ultrasound screening.

Video transcription:

Do varicose veins prevent you from doing the things you enjoy? These damaged and enlarged veins
cause pain and embarrassment for millions of people. They can lead to even bigger health issues
like blood clots and skin ulceration if left untreated.

At iVein, we provide state-of-the-art treatment for varicose veins. Our highly trained
physicians and staff deliver accurate diagnosis and quality care!

Varicose veins develop from damaged or weakened valves which allow blood to flow backward.

Common risks for varicose veins include heredity, pregnancy, aging, female gender, blood clots,
trauma, and prolonged sitting or standing.

When valves fail, blood collects in your legs and pressure builds up! Apart from its unsightly
appearance, this can cause aching pain, discomfort, swelling, bruising, itching, discoloration,
inflammation, heaviness, difficulty standing, and even restless legs.

Treatment is typically performed in our office with only mild discomfort. Our doctors will
help you every step of the way.

The procedures typically take 1-2 hours depending on your specific needs. You can resume regular
activities almost immediately.

Improve your activity, ease your pain, and feel more confident in your appearance.
Call today for your complimentary screening. You can also visit us at iVein.com.
Life starts when the pain stops.

iVein Health and Wellness Scholarship Winner

Twice a year we award two students our iVein Health and Wellness Scholarship. Students must write an essay that promotes a practical approach to a healthy lifestyle in college and how these habits can be sustained over a lifetime.

We received many great entries, but there can only be one winner. Here is the winning essay:

The greatest wealth anyone could ever obtain is their health. Buddha once described the importance of remaining healthy in one simple sentence saying “To keep the body in good health is a duty, otherwise we shall not be able to keep our mind strong and clear.” College life especially deals with the stress from a variety of places whether it be from their school, social lives, families, or even their finances. They are frequently being asked for more. The average full time college student will have to deal with at least 3-4 classes each school day, followed by their 5 hour shift at work, with another 3-5 hours of homework. There’s only so many hours in the day. Being a full-time college student is no joke. It requires determination, hard-work, and a lot of time-management skills. Health is something that can easily be neglected by anyone dealing with a busy schedule. Students must learn that it’s not only important to find time to stay fit, but it’s important to make it a habit. Staying fit requires the strength to never give up, the patience to know that results don’t come on the first day, and the willpower to say no to anything that goes against your new and improved lifestyle. Everyone’s body is a temple of God. So it makes sense to treat our bodies as a house of God. Staying fit is in fact a huge step forward in the right direction of a better lifestyle. Your future you will be happy if you decided to remain fit and healthy now.

 

Honestly, it’s not hard to stay fit. There are so many ways to motivate yourself and do some type of physical exercise everyday. A study from eMarketer has shown that as of 2013 one in four people worldwide uses some type of social media. Well knowing this you should also know that there’s an endless amount of social media pages that will literally tell you about the various body conditioning you could be doing each day. It doesn’t require much effort to follow a workout plan because you can do it all in your own home. You just need to find what’s right for you. Everyone is good at something, just get your bones moving and enjoy what you do. You could go for a 15 min walk around your neighborhood, go bicycling through the park, or even swim in the community pool for 30 minutes a day. Even something as simple as doing housework or yard-work in between homework can be part of your daily fitness training because requires you to get up and get moving and work all the muscles in your body. You don’t want to put yourself in a slump of laziness and fatigue. Treat your body well and fuel it with the right things to get the most out of it.

 

Now that you know that there are countless of different workouts, you should know that each of those simple workouts are beneficial to your health. Exercising regularly releases a chemical called endorphins. Endorphins make you happy because it triggers a positive feeling in the body. Thus, leading you to a healthy, happy life! Regular exercise has been proven to reduce stress, fight feelings of anxiety or depression, improve sleep and even boost self-esteem. But not only does staying active make you feel physically better, it plays a huge role in your mental status, well-being and your health as well. There are tons of health benefits that even a brisk walk in the park can do for you. As college students, we need to remember that it’s vital that we stay balanced by monitoring our health and know what puts it at risk. Getting your blood circulating and making your body work that much harder after sitting down in a classroom for several hours strengthens your heart and lowers blood pressure. If you know you have a lesser chance of getting a disease by decreasing your risk factors and simply staying healthy, why wouldn’t you? There isn’t a cure for all the diseases and health conditions in the world, but staying healthy will definitely lower the chances of getting an illness such as diabetes, cardiovascular diseases, depression, etc.

 

Think of your body as a car. When you’re at the gas station are you going to fill up your tank with diesel or premium gas? Well believe it or not, the concept of “you are what you eat” is true. Fuel your body with the proper nutrients and vitamins it needs. Drink an adequate amount of water each day to keep you hydrated and flush out toxins. Treat your body with care and love. The average college student are in their early 20’s. A person’s brain doesn’t stop developing until their late 20’s. Get the proper amount of fiber for your colon, calcium for your bones, and vitamins for your growing muscles. Stay healthy and learn to give your body the right things it deserves. Put good in, get good out.

 

In conclusion, healthy and positive habits will definitely help you in all aspects of life. As mentioned earlier, exercise aids in the prevention of cardiovascular diseases. Statistics show that moderate physical activity reduces the risk of heart disease by 27-41%. Heart disease is also the number one killer in the United States. Although heart disease is the most prevalent health condition in our country, it’s also the most preventable. So go and get your heart rate going. It takes 21 days for something to become a habit. Make it a habit to stabilize your school life and your health. It’s motivation that gets you going, but it’s habit that stays. Don’t wait until the first of the year, start now. It will unquestionably be advantageous for the future, and your body will thank you later.

Compression Stockings for Varicose Veins and Venous Insufficiency

Compression stockings are an important tool in the treatment of varicose veins and venous insufficiency. They help to alleviate the symptoms of venous disease, prevent blood clots, and are used after varicose vein treatment.

To understand how compression stockings work, you first need to know how the venous system functions.  Unlike the arterial system, veins do not have a pump to return blood back to the heart. Instead, veins rely on muscle contractions to squeeze and push blood in the right direction. Veins contain a series of one-way valves to keep blood from flowing backward. When these valves fail it causes a condition known as venous insufficiency.

Compression stockings squeeze legs to compress veins and keep blood moving in the right direction. The squeeze is generally tighter at the ankle and gradually lessens farther up the leg. The strength of compression stockings is measured in millimeters of mercury or mmHg. This is represented in a range (i.e. 20-30mmHg) from lowest compression to the highest compression.  20-30mmHg is the most commonly prescribed strength of stocking for its effective compression and ease of use. Lighter compression stockings, like 15-20mmHg, are great for daily use or to wear as you travel.

After varicose vein treatment, it is important to wear compression stockings to insure treatment efficacy. Vein treatment causes scarring in the vein walls; when a compression stocking is worn, the vein walls compress together and essentially heal closed. The stockings also help keep blood moving through other veins to help reduce the risk of developing blood clots.

The Utah varicose vein treatment experts at IVC created an infographic on compression stockings. Please feel free to share and embed on your site!

Compression stocking for Varicose Veins and Venous Insufficiencies

 

 

What Is An Interventional Radiologist?

Interventional Radiology is a medical specialty that uses minimally invasive techniques to treat conditions that once required surgery. Using imaging like X-ray, MRI, and Ultrasound, Interventional Radiologists can guide catheters and other tools to target areas throughout the body. For 40 years Interventional Radiologists have been at the front of medical innovation and can be credited for many of the minimally invasive techniques used today.

History
The rise of medical imaging techniques in the 1960s paved the way for minimally invasive interventional procedures. In 1964, Dr. Charles Dotter, known as the “Father of Interventional Radiology”, performed the first angiography. The patient was an 82 year old woman who had refused leg amputation. Dr. Dotter identified stenosis in the superficial femoral artery and used a catheter delivered stent to dilate the narrowing in the vessel. The circulation in her leg returned, gangrene of her toes sloughed off, her leg pain diminished and she was able to walk out of the hospital.
Today, Interventional Radiologists treat many conditions and diseases using imaging and minimally-invasive, catheter-delivered treatment. They are able to treat strokes by returning blood flow to the brain. Deep vein thrombosis may be dissolved. Using a catheter the IR can stop blood flow, ablate and deliver localized chemotherapy treatment to cancerous tumors. Varicose vein treatment was also revolutionized by Interventional Radiologists. What once required surgery can now be treated in under an hour inside the clinic.

Varicose Vein Treatment
Minimally invasive varicose vein treatment like EVTA and Sclerotherapy are performed using ultrasound guidance and catheters. This makes varicose vein treatment a natural extension of an Interventional Radiologist’s practice.
Endovenous Thermal Ablation was developed by an Interventional Radiologist, Dr. Robert Min, over 12 years ago. This procedure has now become the gold standard for treating large refluxing veins. Whether using laser energy or radio-frequency energy, the technique is the same. A catheter is guided through the problematic vein using ultrasound guidance. Once the catheter is in position, the area around the vein is numbed and the ablation device is powered on. The vein is then heated as the catheter is removed. The heat causes scarring in the vein, eventually causing it to be absorbed by the body.

Pelvic Venous Insufficiency Treatment
The presence of varicose veins in the pelvis is known as Pelvic Venous Insufficiency or Pelvic Congestion Syndrome. Women with PVI complain of heaviness and pelvic pain that is worsened by menstrual cycle and intercourse. Just like veins in the legs, veins in the pelvis can fail to return blood properly resulting in pelvic pain. PVI can be treated using an interventional procedure known as Pelvic Venogram with Coil Embolization. Using fluoroscopy, the physician accesses a vein in the neck and guides a catheter to the diseased veins in the pelvis. The veins are then filled with small metal coils and occasionally a sclerosant agent is injected. After the procedure, the patient may return to normal daily activities and may experience cramping for a day or two. Success rates for this procedure are around 80% and are measured by evaluating the patient’s pain after a menstrual cycle has occurred.
The Experts of Varicose Vein Treatment in Utah

The IVC team of physicians includes seven board-certified Interventional Radiologists. Our IRs have been performing varicose vein treatment in Utah for over 11 years and are the most experienced varicose vein specialists in the intermountain west.

Thank You! Best of Utah Valley Vein Treatment

Thank you to the readers of Utah Valley Magazine for voting us as 2015’s  best vein treatment!

IVC Best of vein treatment
Best of vein treatment

It is an especially rewarding experience helping people be more and feel more healthy. Thank you for allowing us to care for you legs and we will strive to continue to deliver the best quality care and experience around.

Thank you again Utah Valley!

Varicose Vein Treatment: What To Expect

The unknown can make anyone feel a little nervous! So we understand if you are feeling apprehensive for your upcoming varicose vein procedure. Sometimes having a better understanding of what takes place can ease your nerves.

Day of Procedurevaricose veins
The day of the procedure, you are encouraged to do as you normally would. You may eat and take any prescribed medications (unless instructed otherwise by the nurse practitioner at your consultation appointment). It is advised to wear loose fitting clothing as you will be leaving the office in a compression stocking and bandages. These bandages can be a bit bulky, and may not be too flattering under tight pants! Make sure to bring a 20-30mmHg, thigh-high compression stocking with you, it will be your new friend for the next week. Occasionally, a knee-high stocking may be worn post-procedure, if the treatment was below the knee only. You will be offered a relaxing medication at the office before your procedure. If you are taking the medication, please arrange to have someone drive you home.

Sedation
After you have checked in and are brought back to the procedure room, you will be offered a medication called Valium. This medication will make you feel relaxed and might make you feel sleepy. You will also be offered an anti-inflammatory to help with post-procedure inflammation. If you cannot take Valium or cannot arrange for someone to drive you home, we also offer nitrous oxide (laughing gas). Nitrous oxide, a gas that is often given at dentist appointments, provides a relaxing and euphoric sensation. Nitrous sedation is an additional charge of $30. Sedation is not required for varicose vein treatment; we offer it only to help if you are feeling nervous.

Procedure
After you have been given relaxing medication, you will be asked to undress from the waist down and change into shorts that we will provide. Your leg will then be cleaned and prepped in sterile fashion. The doctor will then begin the treatment. During ablation and ambulatory phlebectomy procedures, anesthetic is injected along the course of the target vein. Once the area is numb, the vein is treated. Sclerotherapy procedures involve injections into the target veins. Occasionally the medication causes a mild burning sensation as it moves through the vein. After each procedure we will put a compression stocking and bandages on the treated leg or legs. To learn more about the varicose vein treatments we offer, head over to the Procedures page.

Headed Home!
Once your varicose vein treatment is completed, we will put bandages and your compression stocking on your leg. The first time’s on us! The stocking needs to be worn for two days without removing it. After two days, you may take the stocking and bandages off. At this point, it is alright to get the leg wet, unless you have had an Ambulatory Phlebectomy procedure. After AP you must wait a little longer, five days, for a shower. Then you must wear the stocking during the day only for five more days, a total of one week in the glamorous compression stocking.
Sometimes Valium can make your memory of the procedure a little fuzzy; therefore you will be given printed instructions following your procedure. You are encouraged to resume your normal daily activities, excluding strenuous exercise and heavy lifting.

Hopefully knowing what to expect when you come in for a procedure makes it a little less stressful. We are here to help and guide you through the whole process. If you ever have questions or concerns, do not hesitate to give your Utah varicose vein treatment experts a call!

Varicose Vein Treatment: Ambulatory Phlebectomy

Bulging varicose veins are the most obvious and unsightly sign of vein disease. These large, distended veins appear right under the skin surface. When veins deeper in the leg become diseased and blood fails to return to the heart normally, these small veins near the surface begin to fill and stretch. This causes the veins to become large, twisted and gnarly. Not only do they affect the appearance of legs, but they can cause leg pain and achiness as well! So how do we get rid of these annoying veins?

Examination and Diagnosis
The first step to treating bulging varicoBulging varicose veinsse veins is a thorough examination and diagnosis. An ultrasound is performed to evaluate the veins in your leg. The bulging veins you see on the surface are caused by deeper sources of reflux. Reflux is the backward movement of blood, pooling in the legs instead of returning to the heart. Once all sources of vein disease are determined a diagnosis and treatment plan is made. Removing bulging veins is often the last step in the treatment plan. Think of it as a river and tributaries. You can’t shut down the tributaries without first stopping the flow in the river. This means ablations of large veins need to be performed before removing the smaller bulging veins on the surface.

Procedure
Bulging varicose vein treatment requires an in-office procedure called Ambulatory Phlebectomy. This procedure generally takes an hour to an hour and a half to complete. You will be offered medication to help you relax before the procedure. While you are standing, the bulging veins will be marked with a pen so the problem areas are apparent while you are lying. The leg will then be prepped in sterile-fashion to prevent infection. The physician will then anesthetize the area around the varicose vein. Once the area is numb, the doctor will make tiny incisions next to the vein. Through these incisions, the problem vein will be removed. Steri-stips are then applied to the incisions and a bandage and compression stocking will be put on the leg.

Post-Procedure
After the procedure, you are encouraged to resume normal daily activity. We ask that you avoid strenuous exercise and heavy lifting for one week. It is best to keep the leg clean and dry for five days for proper healing and to prevent infection. To further prevent infection, you will be given an antibiotic to take for 5-7 days following the procedure. We also recommend taking Ibuprofen three times a day following the procedure to help with post-procedure inflammation and pain.
Typically recovery is easy and most patients will be fully recovered by two weeks. It is common and expected to have a fair amount of bruising in the area of treatment. It is also normal to develop small hard bumps under the skin where the vein was removed. This is caused by areas of trapped blood and will resolve within a few weeks after the procedure.

Risks and Complications
As with any medical procedure, there are potential risks and complications. Complications include:
• Local area of numbness
• Superficial venous thrombosis (SVT)
• Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
• Infection
Though these complications are uncommon, inform your physician immediately if signs of complications occur.

The specialists at IVC have been performing varicose vein treatment in Utah for over 10 years! If you suffer from the pain and appearance of varicose veins, call us today for a consultation or a free vein screening.

Does Insurance Cover Varicose Vein Treatment?

You have had it with the bulging varicose veins, the heaviness throughout the day, the leg pain at the end of your shift, and the restlessness once you get to bed. It is time to have these veins treated. The first question many people would ask is – Does my health insurance cover varicose vein treatment? Fortunately, most insurance companies cover varicose vein treatment in Utah, but there are a few requirements before they will authorize treatment.

Many insurance companies are now requiring patients to have tried “conservative measures” before varicose vein treatment is authorized. This could mean wearing compression stockings anywhere from 6 weeks to 3 months. They may also want you to have tried non-steroidal anti-inflammatory (NSAID) drugs like Ibuprofen or Naproxen. If you are unable to take NSAIDs, having tried a pain reliever like Tylenol can help authorization.

Below is a list of requirements for some of the insurance companies we accept. If you do not see your insurance on this list, give us a call to verify coverage. We are contracted with most insurance companies.

Insurances will only cover treatment of symptomatic varicose veins. Symptoms include: pain, leg heaviness, tired legs, swelling, discoloration, ulceration, and bleeding veins.

Aetna

Pre-authorization requirements:

20-30mmHg compression stockings for 3 months prior to treatment

Ibuprofen or other NSAID trial

Blue Cross Blue Shield

20-30mmHg compression stockings for 3 months prior to treatment

Ibuprofen or other NSAID trial

DMBA

20-30mmHg compression stockings for 3 months prior to treatment

EMI Health

EMI reserves the right to require compression stocking trial upon receipt of clinical information

Patient will need to complete a questionnaire from EMI Health before authorization

Medicare

20-30mmHg compression stockings for 3 months prior to treatment

PEHP

20-30mmHg compression stockings for 3 months prior to treatment

Ibuprofen or other NSAID trial

Ambulatory Phlebectomy and Sclerotherapy are a 50/50 benefit

Select Health

20-30mmHg compression stockings for 3 months prior to treatment

Prescription strength Ibuprofen trial

Tricare

20-30mmHg compression stockings for 3 months prior to treatment

United Health Care

Vein measurement requirements for EVTA treatment

 

Insurance requirements for Utah varicose vein treatment are always subject to change. Our insurance specialist stays up to date with the latest requirements and policies so when you visit our office you know exactly what to expect from your insurance coverage. If you have questions regarding insurance coverage of varicose vein treatment, give us a call (801) 379.6700, we would be happy to answer them.