Frequently Asked Questions

Is varicose vein treatment covered by my insurance?

Treatment for varicose veins is usually a covered benefit with most insurance policies.

What if I don’t have insurance?

We offer cash pricing if you don’t have insurance or decide not to go through your medical insurance. Please call the office for pricing information.

Can I drive after my vein procedure?

Yes, you can drive immediately after your vein procedure.  You cannot drive if we have prescribed you anti-anxiety medication.  Anti-anxiety medication is recommended if you are anxious about the procedure and a prescription is sent to your pharmacy.  You will need to have a driver.

How long is the vein procedure?

Each vein ablation is approximately 1 hour.

Can I go back to work immediately after my vein procedure?

Yes, you can return to work.

It is not advisable to return to work if you are prescribed and take the anti-anxiety medication, as this makes you drowsy and you are unable to drive.

What is compression therapy?

Compression therapy refers to medical grade stockings that are specially designed to support your veins and increase circulation in your legs.  If you are someone who experiences pain, inflammation, and swelling in your legs, you may want to consider compression therapy, as it can help to alleviate symptoms.  Lack of proper circulation in the lower extremities can lead to more serious conditions.

How long will I have to wear the compression stockings?

Some insurances require the use of compression stockings prior to vein treatment. You will be advised to wear the stocking for 1 week after your vein treatment.

How long is the healing process?

You may experience mild soreness and bruising in your legs for a few weeks after your vein ablation. This is a perfectly normal part of the recovery process, and the soreness isn’t enough to restrict your daily activities. Most people resume normal activities immediately.

Can I exercise after my vein procedure?

Patients are recommended to avoid strenuous activities such as high impact aerobics, jogging, leg lifts and squats for 1 week. Walking 30 minutes a day is recommended, in fact, regular walking is an important part of your healing process.

What can I expect after my vein procedure?

As the treated veins gradually shrink and are absorbed by the body, you’ll experience reduced pain, swelling, and a significant improvement in the appearance of varicose veins. You will be scheduled for a 2-month follow-up with Dr. Mohammad-Zadeh to monitor your progress.

How do I know if I have varicose or spider veins?

Please call the office to schedule a consultation at (805) 496-4242. The doctor will determine if you have varicose or spider veins.

Can I travel after my vein ablation?

Yes, you can travel, however, it is recommended that you wear compression stockings if you will be flying or in a car for a long period of time.