Vein Procedure Prep: 3 Things to Bring With You on Day of Treatment
The word “treatment” may have you feeling a little nervous. This should provide some reassurance. Your vein treatment experience at Vein Clinics of America will be much easier than you’re likely anticipating. Modern vein treatment in our offices is an outpatient procedure that has you back on your feet in nearly no time. So put your concerns about being bed-ridden for weeks aside, and take comfort in knowing your vein treatment at VCA is one that should be stress-free.
There are a few things you can do to make sure that your vein procedure runs as smoothly as possible. One of those things is making sure you bring what you need with you on the day of your vein procedure.
Not sure what those items are? Read on to find out.
What should I bring to my vein treatment?
So you’re heading in for vein treatment. First things first — don’t be nervous! We perform these procedures at Vein Clinics of America every day, so there is nothing to be worried about.
We do suggest that you come prepared for your treatment to ensure the before and after is as comfortable as possible — discomfort is something you may find yourself experiencing during or after the procedure (though nothing major, so don’t worry).
Here are the top 3 things VCA doctors suggest you bring with you on your day of vein treatment.
Prefer to wear loose clothing on the day of the procedure. You will need to wear compression stockings after the procedure and tight clothing over the compression stockings will be uncomfortable. Avoid wearing anything tight on your legs (aside from any compression stockings recommended by your doctor) on the way home.
Compression socks or stockings
After the procedure you will likely have some bruising, possibly a bit of pain and swelling. This will only last a few days and may be alleviated with the help of compression socks. You will get a prescription for the stockings at the consultation, so wear them prior to the procedure to break them in. Compression also temporarily decreases the pooling of the blood in the veins and make the legs feel better.
VCA doctors suggest consistently wearing compression stockings after your procedure to alleviate some of the issues that you may have, and to help you get back on your feet quicker.
We also encourage you to chat with your doctor about the best times to wear them, and for how long at the time of consultation.
Phone for music (and headphones, too)
As mentioned above, your vein procedure is nothing to be afraid of, but it is nice to have something to distract you while it’s happening. This will help to calm your nerves, which in turn will make things easier for the doctor, and up the chances that your procedure will go smoothly.
Make a playlist ahead of time with some of your favorite songs that will either relax you or help keep your mind off of the procedure.
Just don’t forget to bring headphones so that the doctor can focus on the procedure at hand without the distraction of noise.
Knowing what to bring you with on the day of your vein treatment ahead of time will help your procedure go more smoothly. A lot of the above items provide peace of mind so that you can feel relaxed and ready to experience the minimally-invasive vein procedure.