What to Expect
Schedule your consultation
All new patients start with a consultation. This includes a vein-focused medical history and physical exam. At this visit, Dr. Kezele will explain appropriate treatment options, risks, and alternative therapies. At the end of the visit, we will answer your medical insurance questions and give you an initial cost estimate.
After the consult, most patients will need a venous ultrasound mapping to identify damaged veins not visible on the surface. This will determine whether you need thermal ablation and ultrasound-guided foam sclerotherapy or just visual sclerotherapy alone.
Medical insurance and costs
After the ultrasound, we will discuss your medical benefits and give you a more specific cost estimate for your treatment. Afterwords, your treatment plan will be submitted to your medical insurance for pre-approval, with final approval usually received in about two to three weeks. About 95% of medical insurance plans cover treatment of varicose veins. You will also learn about other payment options in the unlikely event that your insurance does not cover your treatment.
Course of Treatment
Most patients are usually finished with their initial stage of treatment, thermal ablation and ultrasound guided foam sclerotherapy, after about 7 visits over 30 days. Then they can start their visual sclerotherapy treatments. After this first stage of treatment is complete, patients are usually seen for follow-up evaluations at 3, 6 and 12 months.
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Consultation - What to bring
Please arrive to your first visit 15 minutes early. You will need to bring: Your medical insurance card, driver's license or other photo ID. Please fill out the following form so we can check with your insurance, prior to your consultation, to make sure varicose vein treatment is a covered benefit. If you prefer not to use the form, then please call us in Beachwood at 216.464.7333 or Willoughby at 440.946.9080 and we will get your information over the phone.