Following is a brief list and description of our most frequent procedures. If you don’t see the information you are seeking, our friendly staff will be happy to answer any questions you have.
Most vein treatments deemed medically necessary are covered by insurance. VSNY works closely with many health insurance plans to maximize your benefits. Plans vary with respect to coverage and reimbursement and we encourage you to discuss your benefits with a member of our team.
A clear solution or foam is injected into the abnormal vein, causing the vein to close. The blood vessels located nearby take over the blood flow of the collapsed vein. This technique is especially useful for small spider veins and medium varicose veins.
Endovenous Laser Ablation Treatment (EVLT)
A minimally invasive procedure to treat severe varicose veins, performed using ultrasound guidance and a small fiber inserted into the vein. The laser fiber delivers laser energy to the vein wall, causing it to close and heal shut.
Bulging varicose vein branches that cannot be treated with EVLT or other closure procedures are best treated by a technique called microphlebectomy. A small micropuncture incision is made over each varicose vein cluster and the underlying abnormal cluster is extracted. No external sutures are needed making it more attractive and less painful than other surgical removal procedures.
Venous Ultrasound (Doppler)
A technique of bouncing ultrasound waves off the body to visualize the structures underneath. It allows assessment of the veins to tell if the veins are functioning properly, to detect a clot or leaky valve within the veins, and to tell direction of blood flow.
Special note about Sclerotherapy fees: Except in rare instances, sclerotherapy is considered cosmetic and therefore not covered by insurance. Dr. Lyon has created a sclerotherapy fee schedule that is fair and fits most budgets. Please call our office for more information.