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Varicose Vein Treatment | Q&A

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Uploaded on Jun 29, 2011

Vascular surgeon Jennifer Heller discusses treatments for varicose veins, spider veins and venous ulcers, such as compression stockings and surgical options.

Questions answered:
1. Many doctors treat varicose veins—why consult with a vascular surgeon? (0:11)
2. Describe compression stockings and why they are recommended. (0:51)
3. What can I expect from new minimally invasive treatments? (1:44)
4. What is the treatment for spider veins? (2:03)
5. What is percutaneous ablation? (2:03)
6. How are venous ulcers treated? (3:49)
7. What is a phlebectomy? (4:27)
8. What is vein stripping and is it still performed? (5:02)
9. What are the risks or side effects of treatment of varicose veins? (5:36)
10. Does insurance cover varicose vein treatment? (6:50)

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