Frequently Asked Questions

We’ve compiled a list of everything you need to know about vein care into one page.

Varicose veins typically occur in the legs and feet. They are enlarged, misshapen veins that are visible to the naked eye. Faulty valves cause varicose veins, which allow blood to pool, leading to an enlarged, dysfunctional vein. They mainly occur in your lower extremities due to the increased pressure from standing and walking. Many patients only experience cosmetic issues from varicose veins. However, some experience physical discomforts such as swelling, throbbing, and itching.

Spider veins are named for their web-like appearance. They are a clustered collection of small vessels that are enlarged, twisted, and are often red, purple, or blue. You are most likely to experience spider veins on your legs or face. Risk factors include pregnancy, age, genetics, long periods of standing, and hormone levels.

There are different options for varicose vein treatments. Endovenous Laser Ablation (EVLA) uses a laser to close off the problematic veins. Sclerotherapy involves injecting a special solution to close the vein. A professional can help you choose the best treatment for your specific case.

Spider veins are often treated with Sclerotherapy. It is minimally invasive and generally requires little-to-no recovery time. Sclerotherapy has risen above other spider vein treatment options as incredibly effective, providing patients with excellent results.

If you have varicose veins or spider veins and feel that they are affecting your quality of life, you should absolutely consider treatment. With minimally invasive methods and technology available today, it is easier than ever before to resolve your vein issues. Consult with a doctor if you are experiencing physical discomforts such as itching, burning, and swelling.

Your doctor will provide you with specific pre-procedure instructions. The procedures we perform do not require you to stop any medications, nor are you supposed to stop eating or drinking beforehand. On the day of your treatment, your doctor may also recommend that you do not apply any lotions to the surface of your skin.

Because of the versatility of varicose and spider vein treatment, most patients are excellent candidates. Vein therapy works for a range of skin tones and types and can target both large and small vein issues. Recovery time is minimal, so most patients don’t have to worry about changing their everyday activities post-procedure.

The best course of action to resolve pain from varicose veins is to correct the vein issue itself. Generally, once vein therapy is used, all physical symptoms are resolved as well. A simple procedure can give you relief from chronic pain.

Laser vein treatment is typically covered by medical insurance. Some varicose veins, depending on their size, may be considered cosmetic by some insurance companies. Your doctor can provide you with more specific information after a consultation.

1.) Cancellation/No-Show Policy for Appointments (consultations and follow-ups):


Please allow up to 24 hours for cancellation. We understand there are times when one will miss an appointment due to emergencies or obligations. However, when you do not call to cancel an appointment, you may be preventing another patient from getting treatment.


2.) Cancellation/No-Show Policy for Procedures:


Please allow at least 48 hours for the cancellation of procedure appointments. Due to the amount of time needed for the procedure, last-minute cancellations can cause problems and added expenses for the office.


3.) Scheduled Appointments:


We understand that delays can happen. However, we must try to keep other patients and doctors on time. If a patient is 15 minutes past their scheduled time, we will have to reschedule the appointment.

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Jodi – Geneva, IL

“Dr. Gilvydis and his entire staff are amazing! Very professional and helpful along the way. Answered all my questions and made the process so easy. I would without a doubt, recommend Gilvydis Vein Clinic to anyone!”

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“Truly positive experience. My family doctor highly recommended procedures through Gilvydis Clinic. Happy I did not have to wait weeks for an appointment.”

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We’re proud to be one of three vein centers in Illinois  with an IAC accreditation. Get back on your feet with a team of vein specialists who help you understand your vein treatment options.