Varicose vein and spider vein symptoms can be limited to their appearance, but in some cases will cause pain, irritation, bleeding, and other symptoms around the affected area. Chicago, IL and the surrounding suburbs have several vein clinics which may leave you wondering how to pick the right clinic and doctor. Below are a few factors to consider when looking to restore a healthy look and eliminate the symptoms of spider and varicose veins.
Doctor’s Experience: Before having your procedure done, make sure your vein doctor is certified by the American Board of Venous and Lymphatic Medicine (ABVLM) or a similar organization. You can also ask your physician how frequently the doctor performs the procedure that they recommended for treating your veins and how long they have been in practice.
Treatment Options: Traditional vein stripping requires a long recovery time and induces a lot of pain. Look for a center with modern treatment options such as endovenous laser treatment, sclerotherapy, or ambulatory phlebectomy which allow for same-day discharge and full recovery within one to two weeks.
Space & Staff: Modern vein removal can be done in about an hour and without substantial complications, but you should still take a moment to evaluate the vein center for cleanliness and safety. If you came in for a free vein consult, talk with the staff or watch them interact with other people at the center to gauge your level of comfort.
Insurance: The accepted insurances will vary across treatment centers and sometimes by physician. If you came in for a free vein consult, ask your doctor to confirm that your insurance is accepted at that facility.
Keep these in mind as you search for a vein treatment clinic. If you are looking to restore a healthy look near Chicago, IL, we have two offices in the city and one in Elgin, IL where we use minimally invasive techniques to help patients eliminate vein disease.