There are many myths surrounding the significance, causes and treatment options for varicose veins. In a previous article we wrote about some of those varicose vein myths, and explained the real facts. In this article, we will expand upon those myths, and explain the real facts surrounding other common misconceptions about varicose veins.


  1. Myth: Varicose Vein Treatment Requires Painful Surgery

Fact: Most of the modern treatments for varicose veins do not require painful surgery or hospitalization. The majority of treatments can be performed right in the office. The treatments are minimally-invasive which means, by definition, are different from the older surgical techniques that were required in the past.

  1. Myth: Varicose Vein Treatment Requires Long Recovery

Fact: Long recovery times from treatment is another of the varicose vein myths we come across. Because the current treatments used are minimally-invasive, most people are able to return to their usual activities very soon after treatment. Most people are encouraged to walk and even do other types of exercise immediately following treatment.

  1. Myth: Varicose Vein Treatment is Risky

Fact: Varicose vein treatments are some of the safest procedures performed today. While there are potential risks associated with any type of medical treatment, serious complications associated with varicose vein treatment should be very uncommon. As part of deciding what treatment option is best for you, in our center, the doctor will discuss the risk and benefits of the available treatments in detail with you during your consultation.

  1. Myth: Varicose Vein Treatment is Not Covered by Health Insurance

Fact: This is one of the most common varicose vein myths that we need to clarify in our center. Many people mistakenly believe that their treatment will not be covered by health insurance. This is very often not true. Many of the vein treatment procedures performed in our center are covered by individuals’ health insurance. That is because varicose veins are very often more than just a cosmetic problem. They are often the result of an underlying medical condition involving the valves in the veins of the legs. All of the patients seen at Shore Vascular & Vein Center will have a thorough evaluation to determine whether their condition is one that should be covered by insurance. Our insurance specialists then will work directly with your insurance company to obtain coverage.


At Shore Vascular & Vein Center, all procedures are performed by Dr. Jeffrey Gosin, a Board Certified Vascular Surgeon with over 20 year of experience with thousands of successful vein treatment procedures. We treat varicose and spider veins with minimally invasive procedures, such as ClosureFast (Venefit), sclerotherapy, microphlebectomy, Excel V laser, and other treatments. We specialize in the latest state-of-the-art techniques.

If you are experiencing the discomfort or appearance of unsightly varicose veins or spider veins, treatment is easier than you might realize. Shore Vascular & Vein Center and Aesthetic Laser Center is the premiere center for the treatment of vascular conditions, serving individuals in Atlantic County, Cape May County, Cumberland County, Ocean County and the surrounding areas in southern New Jersey. Call (609) 927-VEIN (8346) to schedule a consultation or visit us on the web at


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