Monthly Archives: January 2011

Will My Health Insurance Cover Vein Procedures?

If you have varicose veins, your health insurance will likely cover the surgery. Varicose veins often cause leg swelling, pain, ulcers or clots; therefore, your medical insurance will cover the cost of treating the veins. If the veins are left untreated, complications can arise. Some of the complications that can occur include superficial thrombophlebitis, bleeding, venous eczema and venous pigmentation. The sooner you get your varicose veins treated, the better. However, if the surgery is done for purely cosmetic reasons, then the cost of the procedure is not covered.

Discuss your symptoms with the doctors at the Reno Vein Clinic to find out if your procedure will be covered by your insurance. Visit or call (775) 329-3100 to schedule your free consultation.

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Video Spotlight- What are Varicose Veins?

You may know what varicose veins feel like. They are achy, swollen and extremely sensitive. They look like twisting swollen cords that can be purple or blue. When a vein becomes varicose the valve leaflets that prevent the blood from flowing backward aren’t working properly. The blood then flows backward and enlarges the vein by increasing the pressure within the vein itself. This causes swelling that forms the visibly bulging veins.

Check out this video to learn more about varicose veins:

Dr. Merchant and Dr. Daake can diagnose varicose veins in a simple physical examination and develop a treatment plan to give you exceptional results. Visit or call (775) 329-3100 to learn more about treatment options and make an appointment.

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A New Year and A New You

A new year is here and it’s the perfect time to make some resolutions you can actually stick to! If your legs have been causing you pain or annoying varicose veins have kept you from enjoying life to the fullest, don’t put off treatment any longer. Reno Vein Clinic can help with treatments that offer great results and are minimally invasive.

Reno Vein Clinic treats varicose veins using a procedure called ClosureFast or RadioFrequency Closure. This FDA approved procedure is performed under “twilight anesthesia” and patients go home the same day. Patients can quickly return to normal activities and work, and most insurance plans cover the surgery.

Ambulatory Micro Phlebectomy is another procedure performed at the Reno Vein Clinic. Large varicose veins that are near the surface of the skin can be removed for remarkable cosmetic improvement.

If you suffer from spider veins, a treatment called Foam Sclerotherapy can help. This non-operative treatment uses micro-injection technology through very small needles. It usually takes 2 to 4 treatments for sclerotherapy to be completely effective. It is considered a cosmetic treatment, so it is generally not covered by insurance plans.

Visit or call us at (775) 329-3100 to learn more about treatment options and make 2011 a great year!

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