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Arizona Vein and Laser Institute Answers FAQs  

FAQs About Vein and Vascular Disorders & Treatments 

At Arizona Vein and Laser Institute, we want our patients to understand vein and vascular conditions. We’re devoted to promoting vascular health through education and cutting-edge procedures. Our medical experts are here to answer your most frequently asked questions about vascular and vein conditions and treatments at the Arizona Vein and Laser Institute. 

What kinds of vascular conditions do you treat?      

We treat many types of vascular diseases, including Carotid Artery Disease (CAD), Peripheral vascular disease (PVD), and Peripheral arterial disease (PAD). 

What is the difference between heart disease and vascular disease?              

Vascular disease affects the blood supply outside the heart. It restricts blood supply to your legs, brain, arms, kidneys, and gut. The most common type of heart disease is coronary artery disease caused by atherosclerosis. This hardening of the arteries is limited to the vessels that supply circulation to your heart muscle.  

Is early detection for vascular disease important?   

Early detection of critical vascular problems helps prevent strokes, heart attacks, and death. Most vascular diseases are mild to moderate, so we can determine medical treatments to prevent severe issues with early detection. 

What are varicose veins, and how can they be treated?         

Varicose Veinsoccur when the valves in your veins don’t function well, leading to inefficient blood flow. The veins bulge because they are filled with blood. Varicose veins and spider veins are usually harmless.They are usually treated with laser treatments, ligation and stripping, or radiofrequency treatment. 

Does my insurance cover the treatment of varicose veins? 

Your insurance should cover the treatment of varicose veins and spider veins.  

Is the procedure for varicose veins painful? 

Most patients experience little to no discomfort during varicose veins treatment. 

How do I know if I have AAA?           

An abdominal aortic aneurysm often does not have signs or symptoms. Once symptoms arise, many people notice sharp pains in the back or abdomen. We can accurately detect an ANN with an abdominal ultrasound. 

What are the treatment options for AAA?   

The treatment options for AAA depend on the size and rate of growth of youraortic aneurysm. We will closely monitor an abdominal aortic aneurysm and determine a treatment plan when we find an abdominal aortic aneurysm. 

What are the symptoms of carotid artery disease?  

CAD may show no symptoms, but some people experience sudden trouble speaking, dizziness, trouble seeing, trouble speaking, or numbness on one side of the body. 

What is PVD?           

Peripheral vascular disease (PVD) occurs when blood vessels in the pelvis, abdomen, and legs narrow from plaque buildup. PVD can lead to blood circulation restriction with a high risk of heart attack and stroke.  

Are there any symptoms of PVD?    

Many people experience fatigue and discomfort in the legs when walking. 

How is PVD treated?             

Many patients with PVD can treat it with lifestyle changes. If needed, we can perform an angioplasty to eliminate blockages. 

What are the signs of poor circulation?        

Signs and symptoms of poor circulation include pain in the legs, swelling, scaly skin, cold fingers or toes, and muscle cramps. 

What is a pressure ulcer?     

A pressure ulcer is an injury to the skin and underlying tissue. It results from prolonged pressure on the skin and develops mainly on bony areas with prominent pressure.  

What is vascular disease, and how serious is it? 

Vascular disease can be deadly if it goes untreated. Most vascular diseases are caused by atherosclerosis or the hardening of the arteries. As plaque builds up in the arteries, it weakens the wall and produces aneurysms that may rupture.  

What are the different types of wound dressings?   

The most common types of dressings we use on wounds include hydrogel, gauze, foam, compression dressings, and biological dressings. 

Are there support surfaces that assist in healing pressure ulcers? 

Support surfaces include devices that redistribute pressure to manage tissue loads, therapeutic functions, and micro-climate. Most people use air mattresses, seat cushions, and other types of mattresses to reduce the pressure on an open wound. 

What is a vascular surgeon?              

The avascular surgeon has extensive training and is specialized in the field of vascular medicine. Dr. Kulbhushan K. Sharma and our team of medical experts are highly experienced in diagnosing and treating vascular conditions. 

What happens following my ultrasound? 

After we get your ultrasound results, we’ll be able to discuss a treatment plan for EVLT, DVT, Sclerotherapy, and PAD Procedures.  

What are the different types of wounds you treat? 

Wounds are classified by their causes, including pressure, venous insufficiency, arterial insufficiency, trauma, burns, and surgical. 

What is peripheral neuropathy? 

Peripheral neuropathy involves damage to the peripheral nervous system’s nerves. It is caused by nerve diseases or side effects of systemic illness.  

What can I expect once I’m in your office for vein problems? 

We perform a venous ultrasound to examine your veins. It takes approximately 40 minutes to one hour. 

Will my insurance pay for my treatments? 

We take most forms of insurance. Contact us with any questions. 

What is lymphedema?         

Lymphedemais chronic swelling due to damage in the lymphatic system. The lymphatic system is known as the body’s filtering system that helps filter wastes, remove excess fluid, and assist the circulatory system. 

Where are your offices? 

We have offices in Glendale, Phoenix, Chandler, Avondale, Surprise, and Scottsdale, AZ. 

How long does it take to see results following vein and vascular treatments? 

Most people can start normal activities immediately because they feel an immediate difference. 

How to know which treatment will work best?         

After a thorough examination, our experienced medical team will determine the best treatment to fit your specific condition and vascular or vein disorder.  

Contact Arizona Vein and Laser Institute 

Arizona Vein and Laser Institute put your needs first. We’re committed to providing the highest level of patient care to ensure your venous and vascular health is working at its best. We offer complete examinators and effective treatments for vascular and vein disorders. Contact us today!