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Varicose Veins

With varicose vein disorders, vein failure occurs within the valves, allowing blood to flow backward, causing congestion and enlargement of the vessel. Over time this can lead to swelling of the ankles and legs, skin breakdown, poorly healing wounds, severe pain and aching, and complaints of “heaviness” or “tired” legs. Treatment of the varicose veins must include eliminating the source of the failure to provide maximum results. There are many common questions about treatment, insurance, recovery, and more. If you don’t find answers to your questions, you’re welcome to call our office and schedule a free consultation.

Varicose Veins

Varicose Veins

With varicose vein disorders, vein failure occurs within the valves, allowing blood to flow backward, causing congestion and enlargement of the vessel. Over time this can lead to swelling of the ankles and legs, skin breakdown, poorly healing wounds, severe pain and aching, and complaints of “heaviness” or “tired” legs. Treatment of the varicose veins must include eliminating the source of the failure to provide maximum results. There are many common questions about treatment, insurance, recovery, and more. If you don’t find answers to your questions, you’re welcome to call our office and schedule a free consultation.

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What People Are Saying

“I am very pleased with the treatment and the results that Dr. Jimenez recommended for my recurrent varicose veins. I had my legs stripped in the past, but my varicose veins were back within a few years. Dr. Jimenez found the source of my vein problems, and after having the laser treatment, I no longer have problems with varicose veins or swelling of my legs. The cosmetic results are awesome. My tiny incisions are practically invisible! Dr. Jimenez and his staff are professional, caring, and specially trained with the latest technology to fix my problems for good.”

– Cindy K.

… as I got older, it was becoming painful to stand for long hours. I was given Dr. Jimenez’s name, and I called to make an appointment. It was one of the best days of my life. After the first treatment, my legs not only felt better but looked better.

– Ann E.

Frequently Asked Questions

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Is it dangerous for me to avoid treatment for varicose veins?
Varicose veins are usually a progressive problem; however, they are not typically life-threatening. Some patients notice the veins increasing in size over the years. They can clot and create inflammation of the overlying skin. Other patients progress to the point of swelling, painful walking, and even ulcers from skin breakdown.

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Will I be able to resume normal activities following varicose vein treatment?
Depending on the extent of varicose veins, patients are usually encouraged to take it easy for a few days. However, being sedentary is discouraged. Walking and daily activities will be possible immediately following the procedure.

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Will my insurance pay for the consultation?
Insurance covers the cost of the consultation.

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How long will I be off work?
Most patients, depending on their line of work, return to work in a couple of days without restrictions.

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Will the doctor use a laser?
Yes, in some instances. It depends on exactly what the person needs.

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Will I be hospitalized and have to be given general anesthesia?
No. All vein procedures are done in our office with a local anesthetic to numb the area around the vein. Patients will walk out of the office when the procedure is complete.

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How much will treatment cost?
Once the consultation is complete, Dr. Jimenez will recommend an individualized treatment plan and the cost.

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Is the procedure very painful?
There is a small degree of discomfort during treatment, which patients tolerate well.

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How long will I be required to stay off my feet?
Walking is a required part of recovery and being sedentary is discouraged immediately following a procedure.

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Can a person have vein problems without having large varicose veins?
Much of the venous system lives beneath the surface of the skin, and because of that, it is certainly possible to have vein issues without varicose veins.

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If veins are fixed now, is it possible to have more problems in the future?

The legs have hundreds of veins within them. Over time, it is possible that a healthy vein can fail in the future.

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Are varicose veins life-threatening? Will anything happen if untreated?
The presence of varicose veins does lead to a slightly increased chance of deep vein clots, which can be life-threatening. However, we treat them mainly to relieve symptoms and prevent future skin changes and ulcer formation. On a daily basis, our clients tell us it is the best thing they have ever done for themselves.

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Are varicose veins considered cosmetic?
Varicose veins can result in actual disability, especially when left untreated. Symptomatic varicose veins are considered a medical problem and are not purely cosmetic.

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Will all of the procedures be done at one time?
We break our procedures into smaller ones when people have extensive disease. This improves comfort and also decreases the risk of complications.

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What training and experience does Dr. Jimenez have with vein treatment?

Dr. Jimenez is a board-certified Cardiovascular Surgeon who has been in practice in Fort Wayne since 1997. He is a graduate of Stanford University, where he graduated with honors. Dr. Jimenez underwent his medical training at Indiana University Medical School, where he became double-boarded in General and Cardiovascular Surgery. During his Cardiovascular practice, he spent years studying newer options for patients suffering from venous disease. Recognized as a vascular specialist, Dr. Jimenez has brought to this region the latest technology in eliminating varicose veins without hospitalization, general anesthesia, or lengthy recovery times. These procedures not only provide excellent functional and cosmetic results but the best long-term success rates.

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What compression hose is recommended?

A 20-30 mm Hg thigh-high strength is recommended.

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