Chronic venous insufficiency, also known as venous reflux disease, is a condition where the veins, usually in the lower extremities, are unable to pump sufficient blood back to the heart. The high blood pressure in the veins can cause CVI. It can also be caused by serious conditions like phlebitis and deep vein thrombosis. Heredity can also be a factor. However, so can being overweight, pregnant, smoking, not exercising enough and sitting for long periods of time. Nearly three-quarters of women and over 40 percent of men develop CVI before they are 60.

How Chronic Vein Insufficiency Impacts Your Life

People with CVI may experience a heavy, tired or achy feeling in the legs. Restless leg syndrome may also be a sign of CVI. People sometimes experience pain. Their calves may feel tight and their ankles and legs may swell. The condition can seriously impact a person’s mobility and quality of life. If left untreated they can cause ulcerations and serious circulatory problems.

As with many medical conditions, the earlier CVI is diagnosed and treated, the higher the success rate and the more cost-effective the treatment. VeinInnovations is the first comprehensive vein clinic in Atlanta to provide diagnosis and treatment for venous disease.

More than 95 Percent of our Treatments Qualify for Insurance Coverage

Many of the people who come to one of our vein clinics in Atlanta assume that their health insurance will not cover CVI treatment. However, more than 95 percent of the treatments that VeinInnovations administers are covered partially or completely by insurance providers, including Medicare. CVI treatments are not just for cosmetic purposes, such as spider vein removal. Most people see an improvement in the look of their legs because CVI is a medical condition.

At VeinInnovations, our vein specialists work to help our patients qualify for medical eligibility for their CVI treatments. This starts with an accurate diagnosis. When a person comes to us with symptoms of CVI, we do a thorough medical assessment and diagnostic ultrasound that are completed in an hour. We then recommend one or more potential treatment options.

If the test results indicate an abnormality that requires medical treatment, your insurance carrier or Medicare may cover treatment. Some treatments are more typically covered by insurance than others. If pre-approval is required, we submit information to the insurance company to seek that pre-approval.

We Work to Make Vein Treatments Affordable

We accept nearly all major insurance plans. We also work with patients whose insurance does not cover their treatment to provide affordable treatments. We provide estimates, so patients don’t have to worry about unwanted surprises. We also offer financing options.

If you are experiencing swelling, fatigue, pain, restlessness or other symptoms in your legs, call us today for a free consultation.