Step 1: Request an appointment online and claim your free insurance verification.
The spider vein and varicose vein treatment center is located at 1117 US-46 Suite 205, Clifton, one of the most accessible locations in Passaic County. You’ll find the vein center a short drive from the Ford dealership on route 46-E, just off NJ-3 and the garden state parkway. Your vein treatment journey starts when you request an appointment online or call +1 973-447-1383.
Once you request an appointment, the vein center’s insurance concierge will ask for your insurance details. The vein center provides free insurance verification for all patients, and the insurance concierge will handle all the details on your behalf. As such, by the time you meet the vein doctor, they’ll have a complete overview of the cost of your vein treatment options with and without insurance coverage.
Step 2: The initial consultation consists of a private discussion and physical examination.
Your initial consultation at the vein center starts with a private discussion. The vein doctor will review your medical history and discuss your symptoms. You might be asked if you experience leg heaviness, restless leg syndrome, frequent leg cramps, throbbing leg veins, and leg swelling. While these symptoms might seem benign, they’re actually warning signs of a dangerous underlying disease called chronic venous insufficiency. The vein doctor will also examine your legs to identify spider veins, varicose veins, and other vein problems.
Step 3: You may have to undergo an ultrasound diagnostic test for underlying vein disease.
After your initial consultation, the vein doctor will determine if you need an ultrasound diagnostic test called duplex ultrasound. During this test, the vein doctor will use ultrasound energy to visualize the blood flow in your leg veins, which will reveal the root cause of your vein problems — chronic venous insufficiency. Diagnosing vein disease is an essential component of vein treatment — if the vein doctor removes spider veins without addressing the underlying vein disease, there’s a strong chance that your spider veins will return.
Step 4: The vein doctor curates a treatment plan for your specific needs.
The vein doctor will curate a minimally invasive spider vein and varicose vein treatment plan for your specific needs. This is a collaborative process wherein the vein doctor will highlight all your treatment options, including their advantages, drawbacks, cost, insurance coverage options, recovery, and other factors. They’ll also provide their recommendation of the best vein treatment for you. As such, you’ll receive all the information necessary to make an informed decision. Each vein treatment plan is comprehensive and individualized according to your needs.
Step 5: You receive a complete overview of the treatment cost before the procedure.
The spider vein and varicose vein center in Clifton follows a strict “no surprise billing” policy. This means they don’t proceed with the treatment until you have complete clarity about the final payment. As such, they’ll provide a comprehensive overview of your vein treatment costs with and without insurance coverage, so you’ll know what you’ll owe out of pocket. The vein doctor also provides tips to maximize your coverage, and they help with affordable third-party financing if you’re not eligible for insurance coverage.
Step 6: You undergo minimally invasive treatment for underlying venous insufficiency.
Once the payment details have been worked out, you can proceed with your minimally invasive treatment for underlying chronic venous insufficiency. The primary vein treatment is only necessary for those with underlying vein disease, as determined via ultrasound diagnosis. The best minimally invasive treatments for vein disease include endovenous radiofrequency ablation, endovenous laser ablation, venaseal, and clarivein.
During your vein treatment, the vein doctor will use radiofrequency energy, laser energy, mechanical pressure, or medical adhesives to destroy or seal the diseased vein’s walls. The treatments will be performed under local anesthesia and involve a small incision on the skin’s surface. Once the diseased vein is removed, the accumulated blood will reroute into healthier leg veins, restoring effective blood circulation into the heart. Over time, the diseased vein will harden and get absorbed by the body.
Step 7: You undergo treatment for spider veins and superficial varicose veins.
After the primary vein treatment, you’ll undergo cosmetic treatments for spider veins and superficial varicose veins. The primary vein treatment won’t necessarily remove all the superficial veins that cause self-consciousness and anxiety. You need sclerotherapy or ambulatory phlebectomy to liberate your legs from spider veins and varicose veins. However, these procedures are only suitable for those without underlying vein disease or after the primary vein treatment.
Sclerotherapy is the best minimally invasive procedure for spider veins. The vein doctor injects a medicine called sclerosant into the spider veins to fuse their walls, turning them into scar tissues eventually absorbed by the body. Over time, the spider veins fade away from the skin’s surface. Ambulatory phlebectomy, also known as microsurgery, is suitable for large varicose veins on the skin’s surface. The vein doctor makes an incision on the skin’s surface to extract the varicose veins. The incision marks will gradually fade away.
Step 8: You can resume your daily activities immediately after the treatment.
Minimally invasive spider vein and varicose vein treatments are in-office and outpatient procedures. The treatment should conclude within an hour, following which you can resume your daily activities and work. You may have to wear compression stockings for a few days, but it doesn’t interfere with your regular activities. You should, however, avoid lifting heavy objects for a few days. Your vein doctor will discuss your post-treatment recovery guidelines before you leave.