Vascular and Vein Associates

Venefit Procedures – English

VENEFIT Pre-Procedure Instructions

  • Eat a light meal the day of the procedure; the sedatives make some patients queasy
  • Take the sedative pills an hour prior to the surgery
  • For ladies, shave your legs like usual the day prior to the surgery
  • Do not use cream, lotion, or sun block on your leg on the day of surgery
  • For men, shave only the involved area of the leg if needed the day prior
  • You must have someone drive you to AND from the procedure (due to the sedative)
  • You must stop Aspirin, Plavix, Coumadin, Motrin, Advil & Ibuprofen five days prior to procedure (unless otherwise instructed).  You may take Tylenol or Acetaminophen for pain

VENEFIT Post-Procedure Instructions

Bandage Instructions

  • Following the procedure, your leg will be wrapped from your ankle to your thigh with a combination of ace bandage and compression stocking
  • Keep the bandage on and dry until the morning of your post-op visit
  • You may get creative with bathing/sponge-bathing, but it’s imperative that the bandage remains dry
  • On occasion, the ace bandage loosens; if this occurs, you may re-wrap it
  • On the morning of your post-op visit, remove the compression stocking and ace bandage
  • There may be steri-strips (butterfly bandages); do not remove them
  • Take a regular shower after removing the bandage.  It is ok if some of the steri-strip bandages fall off on their own
  • Do not put the ace bandage back on after the shower.  You may reapply the stocking if you wish
  • Come into our office for your post-op visit.
  • Call the doctor if you have severe pain or shortness of breath
  • Call the doctor if you have a temperature >101.0 F
  • Do not take Motrin, Advil, Ibuprofen, or Aspirin (unless previously approved by the doctor) until after your post operative visit
  • You may take Tylenol or Acetaminophen for pain
  • Call the doctor on call for staining or drainage of blood of greater than a silver dollar in size
  • No exercising until the post operative visit