Varicose Veins
Venous Ulcer
Spider Veins
Facial Telangiectasias
Blood Clots (phlebitis)
Q. How do I know if I have spider veins or varicose veins?
A. Spider veins are tiny visible vessels within the skin. They most commonly develop on the face and legs. Varicose veins are distended veins beneath the skin. They may appear as bluish bumps and often cause varying degrees of discomfort.

Q. Is it dangerous for me to avoid treatment for varicose veins?
A. Varicose veins are normally a progressive problem; however, they are not life-threatening. Some patients notice the veins increasing in size over the years. Other patients progress to the point of swelling, painful walking, and even ulcers from skin breakdown.

Q. Will my insurance pay for the consultation?
A. Your insurance will cover the cost of the consultation.

Q. Do insurance companies pay for varicose vein treatment?
A. The majority of insurance companies cover varicose vein procedures for patients experiencing symptoms. Insurance companies are attracted to the fact that our procedures eliminate the need for hospitalization, general anesthesia, and lengthy recovery times.

Q. Will I be able to resume normal activities following varicose vein treatment?
A. Depending on the extent of varicose veins, patients are usually encouraged to take it easy for a few days. However, being sedentary is discouraged. Walking and light daily activities will be possible immediately following the procedure.

Q. How long will I be off work?
A. Most patients, depending on their line of work, return to work in a couple days without restrictions.

Q. Will the doctor use a laser?
A. Yes, in some instances. It depends on exactly what the individual person needs.

Q. Will I be hospitalized and have to be given a general anesthesia?
A. No. All vein procedures are done in our office with a local medication to numb the area around the vein. Patients will walk out of the office when the procedure is complete.

Q. How much does treatment cost?
A. Once the consultation is complete, Dr. Kaplan will recommend an individualized treatment plan and cost will be discussed at that time.

Q. Is the procedure very painful?
A. There is a small degree of discomfort during treatment, which patients tolerate very well.

Q. How long will I be required to stay off my feet?
A. Again, walking is required and being sedentary is discouraged immediately following a procedure.

Q. Will I be able to resume normal activities following spider vein treatment?
A. Treatment for spider veins will not affect normal activities.

Q. What training and experience does Dr. Kaplan have with vein treatment?
A. Dr. Kaplan is a board-certified surgeon who has been in practice in since 1991. During his vascular practice, he spent years studying newer options for patients suffering from venous disease. He has worked with Dr. Robert Kistner one of the pioneers of venous disease, and Dr. Arnost Fronek a pioneer in non-invasive vascular testing and sclerotherapy. Recognized as a vascular specialist, Dr. Kaplan has brought to this region the latest technology in eliminating varicose veins without hospitalization, general anesthesia, or lengthy recovery times. He was one of the very first physicians in the Bay Area to perform minimally invasive venous therapies. These procedures not only provide excellent functional and cosmetic results, but the best long-term success rates.

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Jeff Kaplan VEIN CLINIC • 408-358-3540 • EMAIL - Specialty Care for Venous Disorders
2505 Samaritan Drive, # 508
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