Making An Informed Choice About Your Veins

Deciding whether or not to get vein treatment is a big decision, one that could have lasting effects on your health and happiness. If you are considering getting treatment for your varicose veins, reticular veins, or spider veins, here are a few things to consider:

Choosing a physician
Many advertisements promote -œvein treatment- clinics, but it is important to be cautious and ask questions. Find out the certifications of the health care professionals treating you. Phlebologists are physicians specializing in the treatment of venous disorders, and are the most knowledgeable when it comes to vein care and treatment. To find a Phlebologist in your area, visit

Which treatment is best for you?
Duplex ultrasound imaging is the single most important advance in Phlebology. Most veins lie deeper in the skin’s surface; therefore vein disorders are not always visible to the naked eye. In order for veins to be treated properly, exact location of venous reflux needs to be identified, making a complete color Doppler ultrasound the most accurate tool in diagnosing your condition. Be wary of health care providers who wish to go forward with treatment before seeing the results of an ultrasound. Also, be sure you know exactly what each procedure involves and any associated risk factors or side effects. Ask your health care provider what to expect after treatment.

Cost of treatment
The cost of vein treatment varies from provider to provider and from patient to patient. Most insurances provide coverage for color Doppler ultrasound and medically necessary vein treatment. If you have insurance, make sure that your provider is in network, check which treatments are considered covered services, and ask what your financial responsibility would be. To read more about navigating insurance, click here.

You’re in good hands at Chicago Vein Institute.

Chicago Vein Institute is a practice dedicated to complete vein care and treatment. Dr. Mensur O. Sunje is double board certified in Phlebology and Internal Medicine. Dr. Sunje offers a wealth of knowledge and expertise, performing more than 600 laser ablations and more than 1,500 sclerotherapies annually.

At Chicago Vein Institute, we perform complete diagnostic evaluation of deep and superficial venous systems to identify damaged veins and valves and pinpoint the location of venous reflux. Based on the ultrasound results, we will customize a treatment plan that will result in significant medical and cosmetic improvement.

We accept most commercial and government insurance plans and offer flexible payment plans.

To schedule an ultrasound evaluation or complimentary consultation, please call (773) 989-1853.