Vein Evaluation

Free Vein Screening or Comprehensive Testing

All new patients at Hogue Vein Institute receive either a FREE vein screening or a comprehensive evaluation submitted to insurance that includes a venous duplex ultrasound of the leg veins performed by an ARDMS certified Registered Vascular Technologist (RVT). The decision of whether to start with a FREE vein screening or instead proceed with a formal vein consultation (submitted to insurance) depends on whether signs and symptoms of varicose veins are present to warrant medical evaluation of a vein condition.

Worried about Insurance Coverage?

Private insurance and Medicare may provide coverage benefits for evaluation and treatment of a vein condition that is deemed medically necessary. It is necessary for the patient to meet the medical coverage criteria set forth in the ‘Vein Treatment Policy’ and in accordance with the benefits specified in the insurer’s ‘Summary Plan Document’. Our experienced team members at Hogue Vein will assist with submission of the required documentation to the insurer for determining insurance coverage for proposed therapeutic vein treatments.

Sometimes the result of a vein evaluation finds that a medical condition does not exist based on the insured’s ‘Vein Treatment Policy’ for the presenting vein complaint. In this case, any vein treatments done may be deemed elective or cosmetic without insurance coverage benefits. Payment for an elective or cosmetic vein treatment, or one without coverage benefits, is required at the time of service.

Non-Invasive Vein Evaluation in Less Than an Hour

The vein testing provided at Hogue Vein Institute is non-invasive and usually take less than an hour to perform. These evaluations, whether a FREE vein screening or a comprehensive vein evaluation that is submitted to insurance, are vitally important to determine the full extent of the underlying vein condition and to establish whether it is medical, cosmetic, or both.


  • Does a medical condition exist for the underlying vein condition?
  • What is the extent of the underlying vein condition?
  • A complete leg vein mapping is done with an ultrasound of the deep veins, perforator veins, and superficial veins to determine which leg veins are normal and which leg veins are abnormal?
  • Are there any blood clots present within the veins?
  • Does abnormal venous reflux or incompetent venous valves exist?
  • Are dilated, enlarged or tortuous varicose veins present?
  • Are there any vein issues originating from a pelvic or non-saphenous leg vein source?
  • What is the current status of the leg veins if prior vein treatments were done?
  • Is there evidence of vein treatment failure or reoccurrence?

Arguably, the most important first step in professional vein care, before any vein treatment is done, is to make an accurate initial diagnosis of the underlying vein condition. This gives the customized vein treatment plan the optimal chance for success.

Get the most accurate diagnosis with a comprehensive vein evaluation. The vein specialists at Hogue Vein Institute are among the most experienced and credentialed in the country.

Visit Our Vein Center for a Free Vein Screening

Since 2004, Hogue Vein Institute has served the vein care needs of Minnesota, neighboring North Dakota, Iowa, Wisconsin, and Canada. Hogue Vein has conveniently located vein clinics throughout Minnesota in Maple Grove, Woodbury, Burnsville, Eden Prairie, Mankato, and Fargo/Moorhead. When you are considering vein treatment for varicose veins and cosmetic veins, your best choice for professional vein care is Hogue Vein Institute, the regional leader in vein care.

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