Your Visit

Thank you for choosing the Coastal Vein Institute and Aesthetic Center!  Our goal at CVIAC is to provide you will all the necessary information to make an informed decision about your vascular health. Please review the following information as it applies to the reason for your visit.


In order to properly evaluate which venous treatment option is appropriate for you, we recommend you schedule a consultation.  During your visit, a practitioner will preview your vein history, perform a visual evaluation of your veins and in some cases offer a painless, limited ultrasound to determine if underlying venous reflux is present.  Your consultation typically takes 15-20 minutes and we request you wear loose, comfortable clothing. 

Based on our findings, we will discuss our suggested treatment options and answer any of your questions.  For patients diagnosed with varicose veins, you may choose to schedule an appointment with one of our board certified physicians and our trained ultrasound technologist who will conduct a more comprehensive ultrasound of the varicosity.  Additionally, we offer a follow up phone consultation with our insurance specialist.

Initial Office Visit

During your initial visit, our board certified physician will review your medical history and conduct a physical exam of the varicosity and typically performs a "duplex" ultrasound.  This is a painless, diagnostics test that gives us valuable medical information.  He will then explain the results and customize a treatment plan that is appropriate for you.

If you are referred to us by another physician because you have symptoms associated with varicose veins, please bring your insurance information with you.  To save you time, we recommend you download our new patient forms, review and fill them out prior to your appointment. 

Day of the Scheduled Procedure

Please arrive 15 minutes prior to your appointment time. If you have to cancel your appointment, please let us know as soon as possible. If you are late, we may need to reschedule for another day.  Please advise the nurse if you think you may be pregnant.

Aesthetic Consultation

If you are unsure of which aesthetic services or products best meets your needs, CVIAC offers consultations with an experienced practitioner for those interested in a skin care system or spider vein treatment. The consultations are intended to personalize your care. You may choose to proceed with a same day treatment or simply schedule at a later time. Your comfort and satisfaction is of most importance.