Can vascular diseases be prevented?
Vascular disease can be preventing by leading a healthy life style. For instance avoiding all types of smoking, healthy diet and regular exercise. Regular check ups for high risk patients will results in detecting any disease at a very early stage and controlling without the need for any interventions.
What should I bring to my initial visit?
Patients are advised to bring with them the following:
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 health issue.
If available: Insurance card and, if required by your insurance, an insurance referral form.
How many sessions does varicose veins/ spider veins removal requires?
This differs from one patient to another.
for instance, patients seeking cosmetic removal of spider veins may require one or two sessions while others with a more extensive spread of spider veins may require more. This will be determined upon the first visit and the plan will be set by Dr. Hamdallah. For more details of available treatment modalities please refer to the Spider Veins section.
Can varicose veins reoccur after treatment?
This depends on the Varicose Veins stage, anatomy chronicity, and the modality of treatment used. In general, the newer modern modalities offer the lowest reoccurrence rates. The traditional surgical approach unfortunately has the highest risk of the varicose veins reoccurring.
Trying to estimate the cost of a procedure before the initial visit.
It is tough to estimate the cost of the needed treatment in any medical condition 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 more prominent, bumpy, and have a thick rope-like appearance, potentially causing significant pain and discomfort resulting from dilatation of the superficial saphenous vein. Spider Veins are visible at the skin’s surface but are not raised, and are limited to the skin.
Why is an ultrasound used before treatment?
The ultrasound helps to identify incompetent veins and when reflux is present. As a result, it is a crucial step in diagnosing and deciding on the best suitable treatment modality, as most modalities depend on the anatomy of the vein.
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 essential 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 skin’s surface, 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?
Varicose veins are caused by malfunctioning valves that help carry blood to the heart. When the vein fails, the blood is no longer flows 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 walk immediately following their varicose vein removal procedure; they typically resume normal activities within one day. Patients should avoid strenuous activities for the first two 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 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 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, it is not practical or convenient to wear them regularly for many people.
Is it okay to postpone vein treatment?
As you probably know, postponing any vascular surgery can have its drawbacks. Varicose vein disease is a progressive disease that, if left untreated, will only get worse. When deciding 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 and verify that the procedure is medically necessary.
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.