Prior to your procedure:

  • You can continue taking your medications as usual.
  • Refrain from applying lotion or oil to your legs within 24 hours before your appointment.
  • Shave your legs the night before the procedure.
  • Inform us if you have a latex allergy.
  • Avoid sun exposure for a month leading up to your procedure.

The day of your procedure:

  • You do not need a driver to take you home.
  • Wear loose pants, sweats or a skirt to your procedure appointment (only the patient and the medical staff are allowed in the procedure room).

Endovenous Laser Ablation

Time of submission to your insurance for procedure authorization:

Two or three medications will be given to you at the time we submit a request for authorization to your insurance company. One prescription is Diazepam (Valium) to reduce anxiety. A pain medication (Vicodin) and sometimes an anti-inflammatory, Ibuprofen 800mg will also be prescribed. Please inform us if you are allergic to, or cannot take, any of these medications. Additionally, feel free to ask any questions or share concerns you may have about the prescribed medications, and our team will be happy to assist you throughout the process. Your well-being is our top priority.

The day of your procedure:

Take the 2 or 3 medications as prescribed 1 hour prior to the procedure time. Eat normally that day and be sure to take the medication with food. Please wear loose clothes and loose shoes/sandals, as your foot and leg will be wrapped in ace wrap and gauze pads after the procedure. Anticipate being at our office for 2 hours on the day of the procedure. Only the patient and the medical staff are allowed in the procedure room. Your driver must be able to wait in the office while you are in the procedure, in case of any emergency. We ask that they do not leave the building.

You are encouraged to bring your phone or iPod to listen to music.

To find out more about the services offered at Tinsley Surgical, call today, or book an appointment using the online tool.

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