VIP Vein Clinic, Houston
VIP Medical Group is a collective of some of the country’s most reputable, state-of-the-art vein clinics. We currently have offices in New York, New Jersey, California, Texas, and Long Island. Our vein clinic in Houston is widely considered one of the top-rated vein clinics in Texas, as evidenced by our unanimous 5-star ratings and reviews from patients.
We maintain a perfect track record because of exceptional vein doctors, a comprehensive vein care approach, and the latest minimally invasive spider vein and varicose vein treatments. You can find our vein clinic at 2900 Weslayan St Suite 650, Houston — please schedule an appointment online or call us at +1 346-258-7302.
Below, we provide an overview of what you can expect from our vein clinic in Houston, TX.
Step 1: Insurance Verification
We’re one of the few vein clinics in the country to provide free insurance verification before your appointment. Not only do we accept all major insurance plans, but we actively help maximize your insurance coverage and minimize your out-of-pocket financial burden. You can enter your insurance details on our website to start the insurance verification process.
Our insurance team will review the details, contact your insurance providers on your behalf, work out the terms and conditions, and help maximize your insurance coverage. We encourage you to request free insurance verification before your appointment, giving us enough time to prepare the treatment costs before your procedure.
Step 2: Initial Consultation
During your initial consultation, you’ll need to enter a form with your medical history and symptoms. Please be completely honest with the symptoms — leg heaviness, restless leg syndrome, frequent leg cramps, leg swelling, and leg pain are common symptoms of chronic venous insufficiency, especially if they worsen at the end of the day or after long periods of inactivity.
Our vein doctors will examine your leg veins to identify the signs of vein disease, such as spider veins, varicose veins, leg swelling, and skin discoloration. Our vein doctors will also review your medical history, discuss your symptoms, and determine the likelihood of chronic venous insufficiency. Diagnosing vein disease is essential because it allows us to ensure optimal, long-lasting results.
Step 3: Ultrasound Scans
We perform thorough ultrasound scans, known as duplex ultrasound, to confirm the presence or absence of chronic venous insufficiency. The vein doctor will move the ultrasound device over your legs to visualize the direction of blood flow in your leg veins on a computer screen. This will confirm if you have chronic venous insufficiency.
Step 4: Treatment Planning
Our vein doctors curate personalized vein treatment plans to ensure optimal results. The vein doctor will recommend the ideal vein treatments based on your diagnosis, symptoms, the location and size of spider veins and varicose veins, your medical history, insurance coverage options, and other factors. They will also highlight the pros, cons, and costs of all treatments, giving you the power to make an informed decision.
Generally speaking, we recommend radiofrequency ablation, endovenous laser ablation, or venaseal for patients with underlying chronic venous insufficiency. These procedures address the root cause of your vein problems. And we recommend ambulatory phlebectomy and sclerotherapy for superficial varicose veins and spider veins, thereby improving your legs’ overall appearance. We highlight the individual vein treatments below.
Step 5: Primary Treatment
The vein doctor makes a small incision on the skin’s surface to insert a catheter into the diseased vein. Once the catheter is lodged in place, the vein doctor injects tumescent anesthesia. The catheter is activated to generate radiofrequency waves and destroy the diseased vein, rerouting the accumulated blood into healthier leg veins. This procedure treats chronic venous insufficiency.
Endovenous Laser Ablation
The vein doctor makes a small incision on the skin’s surface, under local anesthesia, and inserts a laser fiber into the diseased saphenous vein. Once lodged in place, the laser fiber channels laser energy to destroy the diseased vein, rerouting the accumulated blood into healthier veins. This restores optimal blood circulation to the heart. Endovenous laser ablation treats chronic venous insufficiency.
The vein doctor injects an FDA-approved vein glue into the diseased saphenous vein under ultrasound guidance. The vein glue seals the diseased vein’s walls, turning it into hardened scar tissue eventually metabolized by the body. Meanwhile, the accumulated blood reroutes into healthier leg veins to restore optimal blood circulation. This procedure isn’t covered by all medical insurance plans because it’s relatively new.
Step 6: Cosmetic Treatment
The vein doctor administers local anesthesia and makes numerous small incisions on the skin’s surface to physically extract the superficial varicose veins. Once the varicose veins are removed, the incision marks gradually heal and fade away. This procedure offers immediate cosmetic relief.
The vein doctor injects a medicine called a sclerosant into the spider veins — one injection per spider vein. The sclerosant medicine fuses the spider veins’ walls, turning them into hardened scar tissues eventually absorbed by the body. Sclerotherapy works gradually — the spider veins will slowly fade away from the skin’s surface in 2 to 3 weeks.
Step 7: Recovery & Aftercare
After the minimally invasive vein treatment, which should conclude within an hour, the vein doctor will provide some post-treatment recovery guidelines. You have to wear compression stockings and avoid heavy lifting for a few days or weeks. You’re also encouraged to walk frequently to facilitate optimal blood circulation. You can resume most other daily activities and work immediately.