We know that you have many questions about what you can expect during your first visit at Ozark Regional Vein Center. That’s why Dr. Kevin Haney and our experienced staff in Rogers Arkansas want you to feel as relaxed as possible – before your first consultation and during your varicose vein or spider vein procedure.
For many patients, your first visit to ORVC may be a free vein screening, held on Wednesday, September 16th and 17th, from 9am – 3:30pm, Monday, September 21st – Thursday, September 24th from 9am – 3:30pm, and Monday, September 28th – Thursday, October 1st from 9am – 3:30pm.
What you can bring
Please remember to bring your identification and insurance cards and a list of any medications you are currently taking. To better understand your medical history, we also recommend bringing any medical records such as imaging or prior test results related to your particular vein problem. Plan to arrive 15 minutes prior to your appointment to fill out your paperwork, or you can download the paperwork online to complete before you arrive.
What to wear to your first consultation
You should wear comfortable clothes to enable a thorough examination of any problem areas, especially on your legs. Be prepared to talk about your vein-related symptoms as well as your medical and family histories. We may also ask you about your prior medical procedures, any other diagnoses you may have, plus your parent’s possible history with varicose veins since vein disease is hereditary.
What we do with ultrasound vein mapping
Ultrasound vein mapping is painless, noninvasive and is an essential part of your diagnosis of venous insufficiency. Using high frequency sound waves to transmit images onto a monitor, vein mapping lets our experts see what your veins look like beneath your skin so we can identify exactly which veins with damaged valves may require treatment.
What our available vein treatments are
At Ozark Regional Vein Center, we offer some of the area’s most comprehensive treatments for vein disease. Our team of caring vein professionals uses state-of-the-art, minimally invasive treatments to resolve varicose veins quickly, easily and with little or no downtime. Among the treatments we offer for vein disease include the following – and most varicose vein procedures are covered by insurance:
- Endovenous Laser Ablation (EVLA) – Formerly known as VNUS Closure® Technique and also known as Radiofrequency Ablation, EVLA is used to treat larger veins that are the main source of reflux or blood backflow in superficial leg veins. Dr. Haney uses EVLA to ablate and close down superficial varicose veins by inserting a tiny, bendable catheter into a vein.
- Ambulatory Phlebectomy – Ambulatory Phlebectomy is a minimally invasive micro-phlebectomy outpatient procedure to remove bulging, painful varicose veins that are too small to treat with EVLA, but too large to achieve good results with sclerotherapy. Local numbing is usually necessary to precisely remove segments of the problem vein through tiny incisions.
- Sclerotherapy – Sclerotherapy is a simple, quick and painless procedure to effectively treat spider veins by using small injections of a foam or liquid sclerosing agent to close down smaller varicose veins and spider veins. Depending on your particular situation, Dr. Haney may choose to use injection sclerotherapy, foam sclerotherapy or ultrasound-guided sclerotherapy.
To set up your first consultation with the vein specialists or to schedule your free vein screening, please call Ozark Regional Vein Center today at 479-464-VEIN (8346).