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Vein & Vascular FAQs
What is the difference between Arizona Vein and Vascular and vein spas?
Most vein spas focus only on cosmetic procedures, like unsightly varicose or spider veins. At Arizona Vein and Vascular, we fix cosmetic conditions, but we also look for potentially dangerous underlying conditions, likePeripheral Artery Disease or blood clots. And if we find underlying conditions, we can treat them.
Will eliminating my varicose or spider veins harm my circulation?
No. Spider and varicose veins are no longer working properly. Eliminating them will actually re-route blood flow to healthy veins, resulting in better circulation and, typically, a reduction in pain.
What is the difference between laser ablation (EVLT) and radiofrequency ablation (RFA)?
EVLT and RFA use the same thing to correct vein and vascular issues: energy. EVLT uses the energy of light, RFA uses the energy of electricity.
What is the recovery time for vein and vascular procedures?
The recovery time varies depending on the procedure. Most patients are able to return to activity immediately. Some of the more complex procedures may require a rest period of 24 hours.
Is heredity a major cause of vein and vascular issues?
Yes, it is. If your mother, father or siblings had vein and vascular issues, you are at increased risk. There are preventive steps you can take to help mitigate the risk, and maintaining a healthy weight, getting plenty of exercise, and avoiding smoking are essential.
How are my foot conditions connected to vein and vascular issues?
The lower legs and feet are often the first signs of vascular disorders, especially Peripheral Artery Disease or Peripheral Vascular Disease (PVD). If your legs or feet hurt or become discolored in any way, you may have an underlying vascular condition that should be treated.
- What causes foot discoloration?
- Why is Diabetes so prevalent in foot and vascular conditions?
Do structural issues like hammertoes and bunions have dangerous underlying conditions?
Hammertoes, bunions, and other structural foot abnormalities are not typically indicators of vascular problems. Diabetes, however, may play a role in the development of structural issues.
How much does it cost?
Your Patient Care Coordinator can gather some insurance information and run a free quote before you get started. Treatment costs depend on your condition, what tests you require, and what type of insurance you have. We are pleased to accept most major commercial insurers as well as Medicare, Medicaid, and Tricare. Please note: we practice completely transparent and up-front billing. You will know the exact cost prior to the procedure and you will never receive any unexpected bills.
What is the next step?
To get started, just fill out the contact form on this page, or call us at 1.855.298.3467.
We will provide you with information and answer any remaining questions you have.
I went in to see Dr. Eckhauser, and I had a wonderful experience. The receptionist was most efficient and had a personality.
The staff was very friendly and courteous, and the doctor was wonderful. He spent a lot of time with me discussing my issue and treated me with respect. My appointment wasn't rushed at all.
Excellent, painless experience! The doctor was great and explained each step of the procedure.