By Jill Buterbaugh, RN, MSN, CRNP, FNP-BC Advancements in technology have made it possible to do things in an office setting that in the past, always had to be done in an operating room. This, coupled with advancements in the procedures themselves, have made it much more likely that many patients can resume their normal […]Read more "I Need to Have My Veins Treated, But I’m Worried About Missing Work……"
By Jill Buterbaugh, RN, MSN, CRNP, FNP-BC On October 1, 2015, the World Health Organization which our government is part of, mandated that all medical diagnosis must be given a code compliant with International Classification of Disease (ICD), 10th edition. Before October, all health care providers and insurance companies in the United States used ICD 9th edition to […]Read more "What is ICD-10 and Why are Insurance Claims Being Denied…"
By Jill Buterbaugh, RN, MSN, CRNP, FNP-BC Endovenous ablation and sclerotherapy often result in some hyperpigmentation or brown discoloration of the skin for several weeks after the procedure. In rare cases, discoloration may be permanent but in most cases it does resolve although sometimes it can take up to a year to completely fade. Hyperpigmentation […]Read more "What Can I Do to Prevent Skin Discoloration After Procedures?"
By Jill Buterbaugh, RN, MSN, CRNP, FNP-BC The symptoms resulting from diseased veins can also be symptoms caused by other disease processes. Sometimes it is not possible to determine what is causing the symptoms specifically so treating the veins is actually like having a test done. If the symptoms go away after treatment, then we know […]Read more "I Had My Veins Treated, But My Symptoms Are Still There…."
By Jill Buterbaugh, RN, MSN, CRNP, FNP-BC Diabetes, even if well controlled, is an unpredictable disease. Sometimes there is no correlation between how good the diabetes is managed and the degree of complications. Common complications of diabetes that can effect venous health include poor healing and peripheral neuropathy. Treating venous insufficiency will reduce the potential for […]Read more "I Have Diabetes, Am I at a Higher Risk for Complications from Venous Insufficiency?"
By Jill Buterbaugh, RN, MSN, CRNP, FNP-BC Venous insufficiency is a disease where a vein fails to work properly and becomes congested, distended and results in varicose veins. In venous insufficiency, it is usually veins in the superficial system that fail but even though they are called “superficial,” they often are not visible to the naked […]Read more "I Had an Ablation Procedure but I Can Still See Veins…Why Didn’t They Go Away???"
By Jill Buterbaugh, RN, MSN, CRNP, FNP-BC When traveling you are often sitting in one position for long periods of time without having the ability to walk or stretch. Blood returning to the heart from your legs depends on the calf muscle to pump it back and a properly functioning venous system. Blood return is sometimes […]Read more "Why is Traveling Associated with Causing Blood Clots?"