Frequently Asked Questions
Q: Who can be affected by varicose and spider veins?
A: Anyone can have vein disease. In the United States, about 50 percent of women and 40 percent of men suffer from some type of vein disease. About half of people 50 years and older are affected.
Q: What factors may increase my risk of varicose veins?
A: There are many factors that increase your risk of varicose veins, including aging, genetics, pregnancy and sun exposure.
Q: Should I wait until I am done having children to start treatment?
A: No. Pregnancy can increase problems with vein disease, so it is better to have them treated before your next pregnancy. However, we will not treat during the term of your pregnancy or while you are breast feeding.
Q: Will my insurance cover this treatment?
A: Yes, many of these procedures are covered by insurance. When you come for a consultation the doctor will discuss with you how you are eligible for insurance coverage. We will go over in detail all your payment information.
Q: Can I set up a payment plan?
A: Dr. Goldman and Dr. Varghese will be happy to discuss arrangements on a "per-situation" basis.
Q: Will I have to take time off work?
A: No. These procedures are non-invasive and require no down time.
Q: Do I have to wear compression hose during treatment?
A: Yes. We see markedly better results when patients wear their compression stockings the days following treatment.
Q: Will I need to stop exercising?
A: There is No reason that you would need to stop your regular exercise routine. The doctors will happily go over all the details with you after the procedure.
Q: How can I reduce my chances of getting varicose or spider veins?
A: There are many ways to reduce chances of vein disease. These include regular exercise, wearing sunscreen, controlling your weight, and avoiding sitting or standing for long periods of time.