Comprehensive Vein Care works with most insurance companies. We will get any procedures being done pre-certified before your procedure is performed. We will provide you with an authorization number so you can check with your insurance company for details of what your balance would be, if any. If your deductible is met, most procedures are paid in full minus your co-pay or co-insurance.
Before Your Radiofrequency Ablation Procedure
We will call you prior to your scheduled procedure and answer any further questions you might have. We will also call in a prescription for an oral sedative to your preferred pharmacy. You will want to bring the oral sedative with you to the office on the day of the procedure.
Clothing: A pair of loose, comfortable shorts to wear will be provided for your treatment
Driving: You will be receiving local anesthetic and an oral sedative during the procedure and will not be able to drive home following the procedure. Please arrange for someone to drive you home. While the actual procedure takes only about one hour, you will be in the office approximately 2 hours.
Eating/Drinking: Please drink plenty of water the day before the procedure. We encourage you to have a small meal one to two hours prior to arriving at the office. Please do not come to the office on an empty stomach.
Other: You will have a compression wrap applied to your leg after the procedure that you will wear for the first 48 hours. We will instruct you about when this will be removed.
Radiofrequency Ablation Post Procedure Instructions
- Return to normal activities
- Ambulate (move about) at frequent intervals – at least 10 minutes every hour while awake for the first 24 hours
- Wear compression bandage for at least 48 hours, followed by compression stockings for at least 2 weeks (3-4 week preferred).
- You may have some discomfort following the procedure. Some patients find it helpful to take a day or two off work, although we expect you to be able to resume all your pre-procedure activities (including work) the following day, if necessary. If you have extreme discomfort or bleeding notify the office immediately.
- Avoid prolonged sitting or standing in one place for the first week and elevate your legs at least 3 times a day for 5-10 minutes.
- Avoid strenuous exercise such as aerobics, weight training, bicycling or running for 2 weeks.
- Take analgesics as needed per physician’s orders: Tylenol, Motrin or Aleve
- Return within 7 days for follow-up ultrasound
- Return for periodic ultrasound follow-up which will be scheduled for 1 month and 3 months following your procedure
VenaSeal & Varithena Post Procedure Instructions
For the first 48 hours: Do not remove the bandages and compression stocking applied by Dr. Umerani. do not take a bath or shower. Keep bandages dry.
After 48 hours: Remove the bandages, but continue to wear a compression stocking
For the first 7 days: Do not participate in strenuous exercise.
For the first 14 days: Wear a compression stocking day and night.
For the first 28 days: Walk daily for a minimum of 10 minutes. Avoid sitting for long stretches of time, such as long car or plane rides.
Sclerotherapy Post Procedure Instructions
Compression Stockings: The compression stockings are critical to the success of the treatment. These are required to be worn immediately after each treatment. The stockings should be worn for the first 24 hours and then worn daily during the waking hour for 5 more days. We recommend thigh high or pantyhose with 20-30mmHg compression. We carry the majority of compression stocking sizes in stock at our office for purchase.
Driving: You may drive immediately after your treatment. If your trip home is more than an hour, we recommend that you stop hourly to stretch your legs.
Bathing: Remove compression stockings, cotton balls/tape and shower the next day. Hot tubs and hot baths should be avoided for one week after sclerotherapy to avoid venous dilation.
Activities: You may return to work and resume normal activity after treatment.
Follow-Up: If you notice dark knots at your injection site, please call our office. You may need to return to have this area aspirated. The doctor or nurse will advise you when you should return for subsequent treatments. Remember it is important to call our office if you have any questions or concerns before or after sclerotherapy treatment.