Conservative Management Therapy
One of the questions your physician will ask you when you come to the clinic for evaluation is if you have tried medical grade compression stockings in the past ever. If the answer yes, then he can proceed to the next treatment phase. it is mandated by all insurance plans that a patient should have tried conservative therapy for three months or more prior to undergoing treatments for varicose veins.
So, if you have not tried medical grade compression stockings in the past, then your surgeon at Arizona vein and laser will prescribe medical grade stockings to you that should be worn for three months period. The purpose of doing this is to see whether this will bring any improvements to your symptoms. In some cases it may and in some cases it may be just a temporary improvement. Whatever the outcome is, then the surgeon will evaluate your particular situation and then submit your clinicals for authorization for treatments to your insurance plan.
Frequently Asked Questions
What will happen if I am in lot of pain but have not worn compression stocking for three months or more?
The doctor will document all your symptoms and you will also undergo a venous scan to see what is the size of your vein.
Would I be able to start my treatments right away?
That will depend upon the ‘medical necessity guide lines of your insurance plan. But the doctor will do the conservative therapy first if required and then start the treatments immediately if there is no improvement.