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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS


  • Can vascular diseases be prevented?
  • What should I bring to my initial visit?
  • How many sessions do I need to book for varicose veins/ spider veins removal?
  • Can varicose veins come back after treatment?
  • How much does this procedure cost?
  • What is the difference between varicose veins and spider veins?
  • Why is an ultrasound used before treatment?
  • How painful are sclerotherapy injections?
  • Is the treatment for spider veins permanent?
  • What are the side effects of sclerotherapy?
  • Is sclerotherapy better than laser treatment for treating varicose/spider veins?
  • What causes varicose veins?
  • What is EVLT?
  • How quickly can I resume normal activity after varicose veins treatment?
  • Do varicose vein removal procedures require general anesthesia?
  • What happens to the treated vein left behind in the leg?
  • Are compression stockings helpful?
  • Is it okay to postpone vein treatment?
  • Are your procedures covered by insurance?
  • Who do I call in an urgent situation?
Can vascular diseases be prevented?

Normally when a person follows a healthy diet, plays light sports frequently, avoids smoking and makes sure he/she maintains a good shape; they protect their health from many diseases not only vascular diseases.

What should I bring to my initial visit?

You will need the following:

  • If available: Insurance card and, if required by your insurance, an insurance referral form.
  • A list of your current medications to include dosage and frequency.
  • Copies of your medical records and any test reports that relate to your vascular or general surgery health issue
How many sessions do I need to book for varicose veins/ spider veins removal?

Each case is different, some cases of fine spider veins need only one session at the clinic for easy and instant removal. Other severe cases of varicose veins might need a surgical intervention and an overnight stay at the hospital.

Can varicose veins come back after treatment?

Yes, but not all patients see a return of their varicose veins.

How much does this procedure cost?

In any medical condition, it is very difficult to estimate the cost of the needed treatment due to many factors. Such as the technology or method of treatment, procedures, or the need to use hospital facilities. It is best to visit the clinic for a full assessment before estimating the cost.

What is the difference between varicose veins and spider veins?

Varicose veins are larger, bumpy, and have a thick rope-like appearance, potentially causing significant pain and discomfort. Spider Veins are visible at the surface of the skin but are not raised.

Why is an ultrasound used before treatment?

The ultrasound assists in identifying incompetent veins and when reflux is present. Reflux is when the blood leaks through the damaged valve.

How painful are sclerotherapy injections?

Very tiny needles are used for sclerotherapy and rarely cause pain.

Is the treatment for spider veins permanent?

Yes, the chance of reoccurrence is very minimal. Unfortunately, new spider veins may develop in the future, requiring further treatment.

What are the side effects of sclerotherapy?

Sclerotherapy is a very safe procedure and complications are rare. Tenderness and bruising are expected following treatment but should heal quickly. It is important to follow any instructions given following any treatment to avoid side effects.

Is sclerotherapy better than laser treatment for treating varicose/spider veins?

Laser treatments can only treat the surface of the skin, while vein damage can occur deep beneath the surface. The underlying vein damage is often the cause of the spider veins. Sclerotherapy can treat the damaged vein, even if it does not lie right at the surface.

What causes varicose veins?

Heredity is an important factor in the development of both varicose and spider veins. Varicose veins are caused by malfunctioning valves that help carry blood to the heart. When the vein fails the blood is no longer being pushed upwards, causing the blood to pool in the vein. The vein then becomes enlarged, ropelike and raised.

What is EVLT?

One of the treatment technologies we have at the clinic for removing varicose veins is called Endovenous Laser Therapy (EVLT). This non-invasive procedure takes less than one hour and requires only local anesthesia. The blood will automatically reroute to healthy veins.

How quickly can I resume normal activity after varicose veins treatment?

Patients are walking immediately following their varicose vein removal procedure; they typically resume normal activities within one day. Strenuous activities should be avoided for the first 2 weeks.

Do varicose vein removal procedures require general anesthesia?

All varicose vein removal procedures performed at our clinic require only local anesthesia allowing patients to literally walk out of their procedure, thus, avoiding the need for extended recovery and avoiding the side effects from general anesthesia. However, some severe cases require surgical intervention and general anesthesia performed at the hospital.

What happens to the treated vein left behind in the leg?

The vein simply becomes fibrous tissue after treatment. Over time, the vein will gradually incorporate into surrounding tissue. One study reported that 89% of treated veins are indistinguishable from other body tissue one year after the venous closure procedure was performed.

Are compression stockings helpful?

Not too many patients like to wear medical compression stockings, but sometimes pressure dressings are all that is necessary for the treatment of varicose veins and spider veins. While wearing these stockings, some patients often report a decrease in their symptoms. However, for many people it is not practical or convenient to wear them on a regular basis.

Is it okay to postpone vein treatment?

As you probably know, postponing any type of vascular surgery can have its drawbacks. Varicose vein disease is a progressive disease that, if left untreated, will only get worse. When making a decision about your varicose veins, keep in mind that the sooner you get your veins treated, the easier they are to treat and control.

Are your procedures covered by insurance?

Most cases are covered through insurance. Insurance companies may require pre-authorization for the procedures and verify the procedure is medically necessary. For questions about our procedures’ participation in a specific insurance plan, please call our office to obtain accurate information pertaining to individual insurance coverage or check with the insurance carrier to discuss benefits prior to an appointment.

Who do I call in an urgent situation?

You can always call our landline +962-6-5626538 or head to the Jordan Hospital ER and they will contact Dr. Omar immediately.

JVC is founded by Dr. Omar Hamdallah and is specialized in Vascular and endovascular Surgery and Kidney Transplant. For any questions you can contact us around the clock via the provided contact details or through our social media platforms and our team will be in touch with you as soon as possible.

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