Chronic Venous Insufficiency

A progressive medical condition in which the valves that carry blood from the legs toward the heart no longer function, causing blood to pool in the legs and the veins to swell. Varicose veins, which are enlarged veins in the leg that appear like twisted, bulging cords, can progress to CVI if left untreated.

What causes venous insufficiency?

There are a number of factors that contribute to varicose veins and CVI, including pregnancy and heredity. As CVI progesses, other painful symptoms like leg swelling, leg pain, skin discoloration, varicose veins and leg or ankle ulcers may occur.

 

Although, there are potentially many reasons for leg pain, it is important to identify and separate causes that are part of normal aging, and symptoms that are related to underlying vein diseases such as CVI.

 

Leg pain can be caused by abnormalities in muscles, bones, nerves or blood circulation. Most medical practitioners do a very good job investigating causes that relate to the bones, nerves, muscles and even the arterial circulation. A very common and agonizing cause of leg pain that is not well understood by most doctors is poor circulation of blood in the veins causing Chronic Venous Insufficiency (CVI).

 

Here, at Alpha Vein Clinic in Las Vegas we are very conscientious and aggressive to evaluate all potential causes of leg pain, especially Chronic Venous Insufficiency, that may have been missed by other doctors in the past.

Treatments for Venous Insufficiency

Since the valves in the legs cannot be repaired, the only alternative is to re-route blood flow from the diseased veins to healthy veins. Traditionally, this has been done by surgically removing (stripping) the troublesome vein from your leg. Radio Frequency Ablation, ClariVein Ablation, or VenaSeal treatments provide a less invasive alternative to vein stripping by simply closing the diseased vein. Once the diseased vein is closed, it becomes scar tissue and is eventually absorbed by the body.

 

Radio Frequency Ablation uses a highly specialized catheter to be inserted into the vein in order to cauterize the bad vein and close it off for ever. Accordingly, the better and healthier veins will take over. The VenaSeal™ closure system is the only non-tumescent, non-thermal, non-sclerosant procedure that uses a proprietary medical adhesive delivered endovenously to close the vein. ClariVein however uses a combination of chemical and mechanical rotation to shut off the vein.

Is vein treatment covered by insurance?

Treatment of venous insufficiency resulting in pain and suffering is a medical condition treatment of which is recognized by most insurance companies. Therefore, almost all non-HMO insurance companies cover the cost of the treatment.

 

Here at Alpha Vein Clinic we accept most insurance plans and are a preferred center for Sierra Insurance products.

 

Currently, all patients who have straight MedicareUnited Health Care, Aetna, BCBS as their primary insurance can enjoy the benefits of treatment using the ClariVein Ablation vein treatment. We are now accepting VA patients with an approved referral. Increasingly more and more insurances are covering this new technique.

Venous Insufficiency Doctor in Las Vegas

Dr. Kaveh Las Vegas

Dr. Sassan Kaveh is a recognized venous insufficiency doctor in Las Vegas with over 22 years of experience in the field. Dr. Kaveh is specialized in internal medicine practice with certification in endovascular radio frequency ablation.

 

If you’re looking for chronic venous insufficiency treatment in Las Vegas we welcome you to our clinic to learn more. Our goal is to make you feel comfortable in making the right choice about your treatment, and also the doctor who is performing that treatment.

 

Please contact us today for more information or call 702-233-6661.
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