Venous Stasis Ulcers are most common in patients who have a history of leg swelling, varicose veins, or a history of blood clots in either the superficial or the deep veins of the legs.
Ulcers are wounds or open sores that will not heal without treatment. An ulcer may or may not be physically painful but the patient may experience swelling and/or burning and itching in the affected area. There may also be a rash, redness, brown discoloration or dry skin.
Venous Statis Ulcers are generally located below the knee on the inner part of the leg, just above the ankle. Ulcers usually appear red in color and may be covered with yellow fibrous tissue. There may be a green or yellow discharge if the ulcer is infected. Fluid drainage can be significant.
Flip through the slideshow below to see a few venous stasis ulcer patients we’ve successfully treated.
Did you know? Venous ulcers affect 500,000 to 600,000 people in the United States every year and account for 80 to 90 percent of all leg ulcers (Cleveland Clinic).
Assessment and Diagnosis: 4 easy steps
Step 1. Consultation
First, we determine if you actually need our help. With your consultation, you’ll soon know your options, including treatments, insurance and scheduling.
Step 2. Physical Exam
We conduct a physical exam to determine your general health; to investigate in detail your symptoms; to discuss your medical history and any previous treatment or therapies.
Step 3. Vein Mapping
After your consultation, you will receive a “vein mapping” (ultrasound) to get pictures and measurements of your veins. We’ll also be able to see the flow of your venous blood, which tells us if your vein valves are damaged (called reflux).
Step 4. Schedule Your Treatments
With our flexible scheduling and non-surgical treatments, you’ll soon be on your way to better feeling, better looking legs. Learn more about treatments offered at Decatur Vein Clinic.
Following your assessment and diagnosis visit, the results of your study will be sent to your insurance company for a pre-determination of benefits under your insurance policy. Our pre-determinations team is your advocate during the approval process. We continually monitor the status of your request, including phone calls to your insurance provider.
Approval typically takes 4–6 weeks. Once you begin treatment, we file charges directly to your insurance provider. You only pay what is required by your plan: usually a co-pay or co-insurance and deductible.
We try to make this as simple for the patient as possible. Once your insurance approves the procedure, we can then proceed with treatment. Please know that the treatment of spider veins is considered cosmetic and is not covered by insurance. Learn more about spider vein treatment and our competitive fees.
Forms of Payment
Decatur Vein Clinic accepts most insurance including Medicare. For any payment due beyond insurance, we will accept cash, check, debit and all major credit cards (Visa, Mastercard, Discover and American Express). We also now accept Care Credit, a convenient way to manage your healthcare payments.
Questions? You can call our billing office at 866-218-4060 during regular business hours Monday-Friday.
If you are unsure about your insurance coverage, please call 866.Fix.Vein to learn more. Or schedule your consultation online.