1915 Wilmington Dr, Fort Collins, CO 80528
phone: (970) 267-2661
fax: (970) 226-5775
Frequently Asked Questions (and answers!)
Can I get back to work after treatment?
Yes, most patients will return to work (on a lighter schedule if possible).
Will my insurance cover my vein treatment?
That depends on whether or not it is a covered benefit. We do our best to prove that the vein we are treating at our vein clinic meets medical necessity. However, your insurance dictates coverage based on your plan.
Are varicose veins just a cosmetic issue?
Most varicose veins are caused by valves that don’t function properly. We will do an ultrasound to determine this. If the valves are not working, then this is an incompetent vein. That means there is a medical problem and it is not just cosmetic. Varicose veins treatment would be highly recommended for medical reasons.
Can you treat my veins the same day as my consult?
No. The consult appointment allows us to plan a vein treatment to send to your insurance. It takes time for them to answer our request for coverage.
How long does a consultation take?
Plan on being here for about one hour. You will get an ultrasound and meet with the vein doctor and the nurse.
What is the difference between a free screening and a consultation?
A free screening is a 15-minute conversation with the ultrasound tech or nurse. If you don’t know if you have spider or varicose veins, this appointment is for you.
A consultation is an hour-long appointment to diagnose and plan a treatment for people that know they have varicose veins and are planning on receiving a varicose veins treatment.
When is the best time to have my spider veins injected?
Colder weather is the best time to have your spider veins injected. You should wear medical compression socks for three weeks after treatment, so cold weather is best. You will not want to wear your stockings in 90-degree summer heat!
I am going on vacation next week and would like my spider veins injected before I go. Can you do this?
This is a bad idea because you need to wear medical compression socks for three weeks after spider vein treatment. Additionally, the veins look worse before they fade away, which is about four to eight weeks after the vein treatment. Come back in the fall or winter for your spider vein injections and they will be gone by the next summer!