Vein Treatment FAQs

SGNT provides minimally invasive modern procedures to address this common yet treatable issue.




Vein Office Procedures FAQ


  • What do I need to do to prepare for my vein procedure?
What do I need to do to prepare for my vein procedure?
Nothing is really required until the day of surgery. On the day of surgery, it is important to DRINK PLENTY OF FLUIDS, AVOID COFFEE AND CAFFEINE, and also to BRING YOUR COMPRESSION STOCKINGS TO THE OFFICE.
  • Do I need a ride?
Do I need a ride?
You will not receive any medications that alter your ability to operate a motor vehicle. So it is safe and legal to drive yourself. If you have any concerns about how you will feel around the time of a procedure, you may want to arrange a ride for comfort’s sake.
  • What are the stockings for?
What are the stockings for?
Your compression stocking will be your “bandage” for whichever leg is being treated that day. We recommend that you wear it on the treated leg for 2-3 weeks following the procedure. You do not need to wear it to bed or in the shower. Just in the daytime, when up on your feet. It is the easiest routine to get up, shower, apply the stocking, wear all day, remove for bed, and repeat.
We will apply the stocking after the procedure. It is simplest to leave it on the first night after the procedure. It can be removed but may be easiest to wait until next am.
  • Should I be concerned about bleeding after the procedure?
Should I be concerned about bleeding after the procedure?

No. It is exceedingly rare to have any bleeding problems after vein procedures, but we do use a special saline based numbing medicine that may “leak” out of the treated leg a few hours-days after the procedure. It may even have a red tinge to it. Above all things, do not be alarmed. It is expected, safe, and does not indicate a problem. It will only last for a short time, if it occurs at all.

  • What follow up can be expected?
What follow up can be expected?
The most important element of follow-up is the ultrasound. After RF procedures, we order an ultrasound on the treated leg only, that will be brief but is very important to document treatment success and rule out problems. It is hoped to occur 3-7 days after the procedure and within a couple days of it happening, we will call you to let you know that all is well. Your next appointment will either be to treat the other leg, or a visit several (4-6) weeks later to assess your results.

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