Welcome to Novant Health Vein Specialists
Vein Specialists in Winston-Salem

Frequently asked questions


Q: Is varicose veins treatment painful?
Patients rarely report feeling any pain at all during and after our treatments. A local anesthetic is used to numb the treatment area.
Q: Will there be any scarring, bruising, or swelling?
Patients might have a little bruising or swelling after varicose vein treatments. But our patients report no scarring in the long term.
Q: How soon can I get back to regular activity?
Patients are usually encouraged to walk directly after the procedure; typically, they resume normal activities within a day. Excessive activities should be avoided for 7-10 days.
Q: What is venous reflux disease?
Venous reflux disease occurs in the superficial vein system when the valves in your veins that normally keep blood flowing out of your legs and up to your heart malfunction. This results in blood pooling in your legs. Frequently seen symptoms of venous reflux disease includes leg restlessness, pain, swelling, heaviness, fatigue and varicose veins.
Q: Do varicose vein procedures require any anesthesia?
All varicose vein procedures are performed in our office using only local anesthesia allowing patients to literally walk out of their procedure; thus, avoiding the need for extended recovery and the side effects associated with general anesthesia.
Q: How soon after treatment will my symptoms improve?
Most patients report a noticeable improvement in their symptoms within 1-2 weeks following the procedure.
Q: What happens to the treated vein left behind in the leg?
The vein simply becomes fibrous tissue after treatment. Over time, the vein will gradually incorporate into surrounding tissue. One study reported that 89% of treated veins are indistinguishable from other body tissue one year after the Closure procedure was performed.

Novant Health Vein Specialists physicians specialize in a number of state-of-the-art venous procedures and diagnostic tests. To find out more about them, and how these treatments may help you or a loved one, complete the form below and one of our specialists will contact you.