Summer has been a busy season at the Premier Surgical Vein Clinics in Knoxville. Our staff is committed to helping patients every step of the way, including providing information about vein disease, the treatment options, and offering free screenings. Here are three recent posts that got people talking.

Why Is There Sometimes A Waiting Period for Varicose Vein Treatment?

The treatment of varicose veins is not for cosmetic purposes alone, and is quite often a medical necessity covered by insurance. Most insurance plans will require proof that conservative methods—such as wearing compression stockings—have been tried for 90 days before approving treatment. We work with your insurance carrier to provide your optimal treatment—learn how here.

Free Varicose Vein Screenings May Through August

Premier Surgical Vein Clinics of Knoxville has been offering free varicose vein screenings for qualified candidates since May, and will continue to do so through August at our new Premier Surgical Papermill location. So if you are suffering from pain or swelling in your legs, request an appointment for a free screening with one of the local board certified vascular surgeons. No physician referral is needed for an appointment.

Varicose Veins Aren’t Just A Female Thing—Men Get Them Too

Sorry men, you can’t escape genetics. Although many people mistakenly associate varicose veins as a middle-to-older age women’s condition, anyone can develop varicose veins.

While it’s true that women are prone to certain risk factors such as hormonal influences during pregnancy, menopause and from the use of oral contraception, the most common indicator for developing varicose veins is heredity.  Learn more about the risk factors for varicose veins.

What Are Those Little Purple Veins On My Legs?

Spider veins are sometimes confused with varicose veins, and while it’s not uncommon to have both, varicose and spider veins are two distinct conditions. Spider veins are most commonly found on the legs and face, and are the result of dilated veins. Too much time out in the sun without sunscreen can increase the risk of developing spider veins. Learn more about reducing your risk of spider veins.

Premier Surgical Vein Clinics of Knoxville is committed to making your treatment comfortable while achieving the best possible outcomes. We are conveniently located in our new facility at 6408 Papermill Drive, off exit 383. Call us at 865-588-8229, or visit our website to schedule your initial consultation today.