Frequently Asked Questions

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Treatment for Vein Disease

Most insurance companies and Medicare recognize vein disease as a legitimate, covered medical expense and will cover the cost of vein treatment after a period of conservative management. If you are experiencing any symptoms of vein disease it is worth finding out if your insurance provider will cover the cost of treatment.

The Vein Guys™ will provide a consultation and an in-office venous ultrasound test. If you test positive for vein disease, Medicare and most insurance companies will cover the cost of the consultation, venous reflux test and varicose vein treatments. However, most insurance companies require a 6-week to 3-month period of “conservative management” before the Venefit™ Procedure (formerly called the VNUS Closure™ procedure) can be scheduled. We will work with you to develop a conservative management plan which may include elevating your legs, minimizing prolonged periods of standing or sitting and wearing compression stockings.

The Vein Guys™ accept Medicare and most major insurance plans, however we do not accept Medicaid.


During the initial consultation, you and the doctor will review your medical history and current health, and discuss your concerns and expectations. The doctor will ask about symptoms you may be experiencing, but may not actually examine your legs at this time. Only about 40% of patients with vein disease have visible veins, so it is more important for the doctor to understand the other symptoms you are experiencing. The next step is a comprehensive ultrasound test conducted by one of our Registered Vascular Technologists. The doctor will discuss the results of the test with you at a follow-up appointment and will then develop a comprehensive treatment plan for you. You can review the Treatment Process by clicking here.


Yes. The Venefit™ procedure (formerly called the VNUS Closure™ procedure) is the market leading treatment for vein disease, venous insufficiency and varicose veins. The procedure uses temperature-controlled radio frequency energy to close the diseased vein and was clinically proven to have less post-operative patient pain and bruising than laser treatment.

Click here to see the clinical trial results proving the benefits of using the Venefit™ procedure (formerly called the VNUS Closure™ procedure).

The Vein Guys™ have a 98% success rate with the Venefit™ Procedure. Together, Dr Benak and Dr Davis have performed thousands of Venefit™ procedures at their vein treatment centers. We take every precaution to reduce the possibility of complications. We carefully review your medical history and current health condition before recommending a treatment plan. It is important that you fully disclose all health related information so we are able to make an accurate assessment of the risks involved.


Several important factors come into play when deciding if this procedure is the right option for you. The most important factors are your health and if you display symptoms of vein disease. The most visible sign of vein disease is the bulging, blue rope-like varicose vein. However, many of the signs are less noticeable, such as aching, throbbing, itchy, numb, burning, cramping, swollen, tired, fatigued or heavy legs, ankles and/or feet and skin discoloration, open sores or ulcers.

If you have any of these symptoms you need to schedule an appointment for a diagnostic evaluation, including an ultrasound venous reflux test to determine if you have vein disease. If you do have vein disease, The Vein Guys™ will recommend the best treatment option for you.


The diseased or damaged valves in the leg vein are ablated, or closed off, along with the vein itself during the Venefit™ Procedure (formerly called the VNUS Closure™ procedure). There is a misconception that these valves are repaired, but that is not the case. Endovenous ablation, or closing off of the vein and valves, is the intended outcome. Your body automatically reroutes blood flow to healthy veins. The diseased vein that is closed off during the procedure is eventually dissolved within the body.


The Venefit™ procedure (formerly called the VNUS Closure™ procedure) will affect your circulation in a positive way. By closing off veins that do not work properly the venous system can work more effectively. Blood is rerouted to healthy veins and circulation is improved.


Yes. Recent studies show that the Venefit™ procedure (formerly called the VNUS Closure™ procedure) out-performs both EVLA and traditional vein stripping. The Venefit™ procedure has been shown to have fewer side effects and post-procedure complications such as deep vein thrombosis (DVT), pain, bruising and skin burns. The Venefit™ procedure is considered the gold standard for vein removal, and is faster and has a higher success rate than laser treatment.

Venefit™ and EVLA both use heat to close the diseased vein. The difference is in the heat and the heat source. EVLA uses laser energy at 700° C, perforating and destroying the vein walls and boiling the blood inside the vessel. Venefit™ uses temperature-controlled radiofrequency energy at 120° C to shrink and collapse the vein. The outcome of radiofrequency ablation is more predictable than laser because the heat source is monitored by the generator, a certified registered vascular technician and the surgeon. The risk of complications is significantly reduced with Venefit™.

Dr. Steven Roth has first-hand experience with both procedures and has written a nationally recognized paper published in the Journal of Vascular Surgery highlighting his work and research on the differences between the Venefit™ Procedure (formerly called the VNUS Closure™ procedure) and Laser Closure procedures.


Absolutely not! This is considered a complication. This complication is one of the reasons The Vein Guys™ use the Venefit™ procedure (formerly called the VNUS Closure™ procedure). This procedure uses radio frequency, not laser to shrink and collapse the diseased vein. The outcome of radio frequency ablation is more predictable than laser because the heat source is monitored by the generator, a certified registered vascular technician and the surgeon. The risk of complications is significantly reduced.


Yes, The Vein Guys™ treat spider veins on the legs every day using foam sclerotherapy and ultrasound guided sclerotherapy. These techniques involve using a very small syringe to inject solutions called foaming agents into the veins, thickening the vein and sealing off blood flow. The procedure takes about 15 minutes, and typically veins are eliminated in 3 to 4 weeks. An evaluation and an ultrasound test can determine if your spider veins are cosmetic in nature or a result of venous insufficiency.


Foam sclerotherapy is the latest development in the sclerotherapy field and is a more effective way to deliver the sclerosing agent directly to the problem vein. Foam sclerotherapy is a technique that involves injecting foamed sclerosant chemical within a blood vessel using a very small syringe. The “foam” works by forming a bond between the red blood cell and the foaming agent. This in turn creates a goo-like substance inside the vein which sticks to the wall of the vessel causing the vein to close. The procedure takes about 15 minutes, and typically the veins are eliminated in 3 to 4 weeks.


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