Q. What makes Dr. Lowell S. Kabnick’s care different from that of other vascular surgeons?
A. Dr. Kabnick’s innovative techniques for patient care are so well regarded that surgeons come from around the world to learn from him. The best doctors are the ones that doctors themselves seek out; they are the ones with the most experience, the best technology, and the highest standards of quality care.
Q. What is a vascular surgeon and why use one for this procedure?
A. Good surgical results are a function of training and experience. Vascular surgeons are intensively trained to diagnose and treat every type of vein disease—not just the less complicated ones that are easily treatable. They are completely focused on the vasculature, and, as such, are the preeminent experts on all diagnoses and treatments of vein diseases.
When you come to the offices of Lowell S. Kabnick, MD, RPhS at the NYU Vein Center in New York City or Morristown, New Jersey, you can be confident that your vascular surgeon has broad experience making these diagnoses and helping you to choose the best procedure for your personal needs. And, because Dr. Kabnick restricts his practice to vein diseases only, you can feel confident your doctor has successfully performed your chosen procedure literally hundreds to thousands of times with great success.
Q. Are endovenous thermal vein therapies, such as endovenous laser or radiofrquency vein treatment, painful?
A. Most patients report feeling very little, if any, pain during their Venefit or VenaCure EVLT procedures. As part of the procedure, you will be given a tumescent anesthetic to numb the treatment area.
Q. When can I expect to see an improvement in my symptoms?
A. Most patients report a noticeable improvement in their symptoms within 1-2 weeks after an endovenous thermal ablative treatment with some difference being reported as early as a few days. Patients may resume normal activities within a few days of the procedure.
Q. Is vein treatment covered by insurance?
A. Most insurance companies will cover varicose vein treatment. Depending on the severity of the disease and the impact to daily life, including pain and the inability to perform normal activities, some insurance companies will request a period of conservative therapy such as compression before approving the procedure. Our office will work with you to ensure your case is documented correctly for insurance submission.