#1. Expect an extremely accessible vein clinic close to the Long Island Expressway in Jericho
First thing first, you can expect an extremely accessible vein clinic in Jericho. We have a state-of-the-art vein clinic at 350 Jericho Turnpike Suite 1A, Jericho, located right off the Long Island Expressway and the Northern State Parkway. As such, our vein clinic is extremely accessible to patients across the north shore of Long Island. If you’re on the south shore or the Hamptons, you can also find our vein clinics in Lindenhurst and Hampton Bays. As such, wherever you are in Long Island, you can find an accessible vein clinic within a short drive from your home. You can book an appointment online or call +1 631-919-4495.
#2. Expect free insurance verification before your first appointment
You can expect free insurance verification before your appointment, something that few other vein clinics provide. You can enter your insurance details and contact information in our online form while booking an appointment. The insurance concierge will review the terms and conditions of your insurance plan, contact your insurance providers on your behalf, and determine the level of insurance coverage you’re eligible for. As such, when you show up for your appointment, you’ll receive a complete breakdown of your vein treatment costs with and without insurance coverage. This ensures optimal clarity.
#3. Expect a thorough physical examination, followed by a discussion of your symptoms
You can expect a thorough physical examination and consultation during your initial consultation. Most vein clinics conduct perfunctory consultations wherein patients feel like they’re being rushed. That’s not the case at our vein clinic in Jericho. Our vein doctor will patiently listen to your concerns, ask about your symptoms, and examine your leg veins. We aim to identify the risk of venous insufficiency and examine your medical history for clues about the ideal vein treatments for you.
#4. Expect an ultrasound diagnostic scan
You can also expect a thorough ultrasound scan, known as duplex ultrasound, after your consultation. The vein doctor will move a handheld device over your legs to channel ultrasound energy into your legs, thereby revealing the internal structures of your leg veins on a computer screen. The direction of blood flow in your leg veins will reveal whether you have chronic venous insufficiency, thus facilitating the curation of a personalized vein treatment plan.
#5. Expect a collaborative vein treatment planning process with your vein doctor
You can expect a collaborative vein treatment planning process at our vein clinic in Jericho. The vein doctor will provide an overview of all your vein treatment options, highlighting their unique advantages, drawbacks, potential risks, and costs. The vein doctor will also recommend the ideal vein treatment plan for you based on your diagnosis, symptoms, medical history, cosmetic goals, and insurance coverage options. Each minimally invasive vein treatment plan is designed according to the patient’s unique goals and requirements.
#6. Expect minimally invasive vein treatments for chronic venous insufficiency
If you have chronic venous insufficiency, we may recommend one of the following vein treatments: radiofrequency ablation, endovenous laser ablation, or venaseal. During the ablation procedures, the vein doctor inserts a catheter into the diseased saphenous vein under ultrasound guidance via a small incision on the skin’s surface. When activated, the catheter deploys thermal or laser energy to collapse the diseased vein. During venaseal, the vein doctor injects a medical-grade adhesive into the diseased vein, sealing its walls shut.
Radiofrequency ablation, endovenous laser ablation, and venaseal might be performed using different techniques, but they have the same goal. All minimally invasive vein treatments collapse or seal the diseased vein, thereby rerouting the accumulated blood to flow into healthier leg veins. Over time, the diseased vein is metabolized by the body, and optimal blood circulation to the heart resumes. The vein treatments usually conclude within an hour with no downtime or harsh side effects.
#7. Expect cosmetic vein treatments for superficial varicose veins and spider veins
You can expect minimally invasive cosmetic treatments after the primary vein treatment. The vein doctor may recommend ambulatory phlebectomy for superficial varicose veins and sclerotherapy for spider veins. During ambulatory phlebectomy, the vein doctor makes small incisions on the skin’s surface to extract the varicose veins. During sclerotherapy, the vein doctor injects a medicine called sclerosant into the spider veins to fuse their vein walls, turning them into scar tissues eventually absorbed by the body.
#8. Expect to wear compression stockings for a few weeks after the vein treatment
Most patients have to wear compression stockings for a few weeks after minimally invasive vein treatments. Compression stockings are skin-tight garments that apply pressure on your leg veins to push accumulated blood towards the heart. After the vein treatment, compression garments will prevent blood from accumulating in your leg veins, thus helping with the recovery process. You’ll also have to walk frequently during this period.
#9. Expect an immediate return to your daily activities and work
Minimally invasive spider vein and varicose vein treatments are in-office and outpatient procedures. That means you don’t have to be hospitalized, and you can resume most of your daily activities and work immediately after the vein treatment. You may experience mild soreness and discomfort, and you may have to avoid strenuous workouts and heavy lifting, but you can resume most of your daily activities. In fact, most of our patients seek vein treatments during their work lunch break!