Are varicose veins covered by insurance?

Most insurance types (including Medicare and Molina) will cover varicose vein treatments that are considered “medically necessary care” but not for “cosmetic care”. Varicose veins (bulging leg veins) have to cause symptoms such as leg pain to be covered by insurance.

How much does a vein treatment cost?

The average cost of spider vein treatment (sclerotherapy) is $413 and the average cost of laser treatment for leg veins is $312, according to 2020 statistics from the American Society of Plastic Surgeons.

How many sessions does it take to treat varicose veins?

Varicose veins take 3 to 4 months. To get the best results, you may need 2 or 3 treatments. A dermatologist can perform these treatments during an office visit.

Is it worth having varicose veins removed?

Surgery can very effectively relieve varicose vein symptoms: In more than 80% of people who have varicose vein surgery, it improves symptoms like pain, swelling and itching or makes them go away completely, and their legs look better afterwards.

Does varicose vein surgery hurt?

Is varicose vein removal painful? With the newer techniques and gentle local anesthesia, treatments are practically pain-free. Our minimally invasive, gentle approach to treatment allow you to leave the same day and return to normal activities quickly.

What kind of doctor removes varicose veins?

What type of doctors provide treatments for varicose and spider veins? Doctors providing surgical treatment include general and vascular surgeons and dermatologic surgeons. Sclerotherapy is often performed by dermatologists. Some general, vascular, and plastic surgeons also perform sclerotherapy treatments.

How long does varicose vein surgery take?

What can I expect during varicose vein stripping? Varicose vein stripping is often done on an outpatient basis, which means you’ll be able to go home the same day as the surgery. The procedure typically takes 60 to 90 minutes.

Are you awake during varicose vein surgery?

This procedure is usually done to remove the varicose veins closest to the surface of your skin. You will be awake during the procedure, but your doctor will numb the area around the vein. Usually, you can go home the same day that the procedure is done.

What is the average cost of varicose vein treatment?

The cost of vein stripping surgery ranges from $1,500 to $3,000 plus fees charged by the hospital or surgical center. Costs for EVLT range from $600 to $3,000, depending on how much of the vein needs to be treated. Insurance may pick up part of the tab, however, if the varicose veins are painful or debilitating.

What is the best procedure for varicose veins?

The best treatment for varicose veins in some cases may be ambulatory phlebectomy, a minimally-invasive surgical procedure that physically removes diseased veins. Phlebectomy is usually performed in conjunction with endovenous ablation therapy and foam sclerotherapy.

Is surgery really necessary for varicose veins?

Surgery is only necessary for a small proportion of people who have varicose veins . The choice of surgical procedure depends on the person’s symptoms, age and general health. Treatments offered may also vary between locations, depending on the expertise of doctors in the area.

How can varicose veins be treated without surgery?

Minimally invasive options exist, and most problem veins – from the tiniest spider veins to larger varicose veins – can be treated without surgery. Newer techniques include the use of heat, glue or a solution injected directly into the veins. Treatment for varicose veins should be personalized to the individual.