Pre-Op Instructions

Sclerotherapy

Prior to your procedure:

You do not need to discontinue your medications.
Please do not put lotion or oil on your legs 24 hours prior to your appointment.
Please shave your legs the night before.
Please let us know if you are allergic to latex.
Sun exposure should be avoided for one month before your procedure.
The day of your procedure:
You do not need a driver to take you home.
Wear loose pants, sweats of 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 of 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.

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, 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.

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Pre-Op Instructions

Sclerotherapy

Prior to your procedure:

You do not need to discontinue your medications.
Please do not put lotion or oil on your legs 24 hours prior to your appointment.
Please shave your legs the night before.
Please let us know if you are allergic to latex.
Sun exposure should be avoided for one month before your procedure.
The day of your procedure:
You do not need a driver to take you home.
Wear loose pants, sweats of 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 of 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.

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, 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.

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Ellen Derrick, MD MPH FACS

(206) 596-3976

(206) 486-9013 fax
3216 NE 45th Pl
Suite 207,
Seattle, WA 98105

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Ellen Derrick, MD MPH FACS

 (206) 596-3976

(206) 486-9013 fax
3216 NE 45th Place
Suite 207
Seattle, WA 98105

 

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Tuesday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

 

 

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