FAQ: Vein Treatment Procedures

What are varicose veins? What is venous disease?

Varicose veins are veins that are swollen, unattractive and often uncomfortable, usually occurring in the legs. Varicose veins, and often the smaller spider veins, are related to venous disease, the failure or insufficiency of valves inside veins. We explain these in greater detail on our FAQ about venous disease symptoms.

Do I need a referral from my primary doctor?

Depending on your insurance, a referral from your physician may be needed, but it isn’t generally required of people with PPO insurance. Also, no physician referral is required for Bunker Vein & Imaging Center’s free varicose-vein screening. Because spider veins are considered an aesthetic, non-medical concern, treatment is entirely elective and also does not require a physician referral. If you have specific questions, give us a call at (512) 726-0599 or contact us online.

What happens during my first visit?

You should plan to arrive approximately 15 minutes early for your first appointment in order to complete your initial paperwork. You can save time by downloading and completing your paperwork in advance and bringing it with you to your first visit.

What should I bring to my appointment?

Wear or bring loose-fitting, comfortable clothes. Because Dr. Bunker will need to examine your lower extremities, you should wear or bring shorts. Also, please make sure to bring a list of the medications (prescription and non-prescription) you take, a doctor’s referral (if needed), any related test results, insurance cards and your driver’s license or state ID card.

How long will it take to recover from my treatment?

The length of your recovery depends entirely on the type of treatment you receive. But, the short answer is generally “not long.” That’s because, at Bunker Vein & Imaging Center, we use today’s most advanced minimally invasive treatments. These techniques are designed to close varicose and spider veins with the barest minimum of incision, which means little scarring or discomfort and immediate return to activities. But each individual case is unique, and the first step is diagnosis.

How can I schedule an appointment?

Simply call (512) 726-0599 to schedule your appointment – we have locations in Round Rock and Westlake. Our staff will be happy to assist you! Or contact us via our online form.

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