Is varicose vein treatment covered by Insurance?

Aug 22, 2019

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Are you wondering if varicose vein treatment is covered by insurance? A top medical center allays your anxiety

One in two Americans suffers from either varicose veins or spider veins. But not many of us seek medical help for it. The truth is, most of us tend to put off treatment because we worry about the cost – you’ve probably been told that since it’s a cosmetic procedure, your insurance may not cover treatment. Insurance plans can be complicated, and it can be difficult to figure out whether or not you will get covered for certain medical procedures. However, this article should help you understand that in most instances, insurance does cover varicose vein treatment at reputed vein clinics – and you should take advantage of that to get your veins fixed.

What factor determines whether or not my varicose vein treatment will be covered by insurance?

Insurance companies tend to pay up if they believe that there is a real ‘disease’, which means, something bad is happening within your body, and can get worse if it isn’t treated. Varicose veins certainly fall into this category. Wondering how? Read on!

Varicose veins aren’t just ugly looking structures – they can reflect serious underlying vein disease, called chronic venous insufficiency. This is a condition where the main veins in your legs become less effective at pushing blood back to your heart. This causes blood to accumulate in the main leg veins, and the smaller branches. The excess blood puts pressure on the vein walls, causing them to expand and bulge out. This becomes visible externally as varicose veins. So when you treat varicose veins, you are essentially stopping blood from flowing through the defective veins. The blood is then redirected through healthier veins to the heart, and stops accumulating in the legs, so the problem gets sorted out.

What procedures should I do to ensure that my varicose vein treatment gets covered by insurance?

For your varicose vein treatment to get covered by insurance, you need to be able to show the insurance carrier that you have a disease. In order to do this, you need to visit a proper vein doctor. Vein medicine is a relatively new field, and most physicians are simply unaware of what constitutes vein disease, and what does not. So, to properly diagnose vein disease, you will need to consult a phlebologist.

A phlebologist is a doctor who specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of various vein diseases, including varicose and spider veins. These doctors are usually board certified physicians, who have received additional training and certification in vein medicine. When you see a phlebologist, he or she will ascertain all your symptoms and examine your veins closely. You will also need an ultrasound to check the pattern of blood flow within your leg veins.

The insurance carrier usually depends on the vein doctor’s clinical findings, and the ultrasound, to determine whether or not you have vein disease. If you do have vein disease based on these parameters, your varicose vein treatment will be covered by insurance.

What are the specific treatment options that will receive insurance coverage?

The following methods of varicose vein treatment are generally covered by insurance

  • Radiofrequency ablation (RFA): This technique uses radiofrequency thermal energy to act on the inner walls of your vein. The skin over the defective vein is numbed, and a small incision is made. A radiofrequency catheter is then inserted into the vein, and energy is delivered through this. This causes the vein walls to soften and stick together, thus cutting off blood circulation.
  • Endovenous Laser ablation (EVLA): The technique is the same as RFA, but it uses a laser fiber and laser energy instead of a radiofrequency catheter. Although this is covered by insurance, it causes a lot more discomfort during the procedure, so most vein doctors prefer to use RFA.
  • VenaSeal: This is a state of the art method that does not need local anesthesia, or an incision. This technique involves injection of medicated glue directly into the defective vein. The glue acts within seconds to fuse the vein walls together. Over time, the vein hardens and gets absorbed by the body.
  • Sclerotherapy: This procedure is usually done for smaller veins such as spider veins. If your spider veins are associated with vein disease and varicose veins, you could receive insurance coverage for treating these as well. In sclerotherapy, a mediated solution (called sclerosant) is injected into the spider vein. The sclerosant irritates the vein walls, causing them to stick together, which blocks blood circulation. The sclerosant acts on only a limited area, which is why this can be employed only for small veins.
  • Varithena: This is a form of sclerotherapy which uses medicated foam for injection. The foam tends to disperse over a wider area, and so this can be used for slightly larger veins.

Choose a vein clinic that will accept insurance – and get treated!

Now that the issue of cost is cleared, do not put off getting treated for your varicose veins. Initially, varicose veins may be asymptomatic. But over a period of time, you develop aching feet, swollen ankles, throbbing pain, and generalized fatigue that will only deteriorate your quality of life. Untreated varicose veins can also occasionally cause serious complications. These include poor healing of leg wounds, long standing leg ulcers, severe bleeding, and even blood clots in your deep veins, which have the potential to be fatal. See a vein doctor today, and get your varicose veins treated!

The Vein Treatment Clinic offers cutting edge, minimally invasive vein treatment at the hands of experienced and skilled vein doctors. We accept all types of insurance, including Medicare. If you have any queries regarding our treatment procedures or insurance process, call 855-386-0195 or book an appointment online.

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Dr. Namrata Khimani

Venous specialist | TRIPLE CERTIFIED

Dr. Khimani is a nationally recognized leader in the field of venous medicine. She is an expert in Spider Vein and Varicose Vein Treatment based in New York City. While Dr. Khimani treats a variety of patients experiencing varicose vein problems, she also sub-specializes in the treatment of vein disease in women, including those with pregnancy and post-pregnancy related spider and varicose veins.

If you have varicose veins and spider veins, suffer from leg cramps, leg swelling, or restless leg syndrome, come see Dr. Khimani at our Vein Treatment Center NYC. Most procedures are covered by major medical insurances, including Medicare. Call us and get verified today.

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Dr. Michael Nguyen

VENOUS SPECIALIST | TRIPLE CERTIFIED
Dr. Michael Nguyen is a world renowned and Harvard trained vein specialist in Manhattan. He leads the team of vein doctors offering the highest level of care at the Spider and Varicose Vein Treatment Center in New York & New Jersey.

As a pioneer in the treatment of varicose veins problems, Dr. Nguyen is considered a top vein expert for developing minimally invasive and customized treatment plans for the many symptoms of venous insufficiency, including leg cramps, skin discoloration on legs, spider vein removal, and restless leg syndrome.

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Dr. Caroline Novak

Venous Specialist | Double Certified
Dr. Caroline Novak is a double Board Certified vein specialist in Paramus and Clifton, NJ. Dr. Novak is well known for continuously performing the best treatment for spider veins and varicose vein removal in the New Jersey area. She is committed to developing long lasting relationships with her patients, allowing her to personalize a varicose and spider veins treatment plan that successfully meets her patients' goals.

At her Clifton and Paramus vein clinic, Dr. Novak utilizes the latest and most advanced technology to restore patients back to health without unnecessary surgery, and with minimal to no downtime.

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Dr. Simon Smith

VENOUS SPECIALIST | DIPLOMAT-CERTIFIED
Dr. Simon Smith is a Board Certified Cardiovascular and Vein Disease Specialist currently serving patients at the Vein Treatment Clinic in Clifton and Wayne, New Jersey.

Dr. Smith is sought after because of his unparalleled skills in RF Ablation, sclerotherapy, and the treatment of skin discoloration on legs. By utilizing advanced vein treatment techniques, Dr. Simon is able to customize a plan specific to each patient, helping them avoid complicated surgeries and unnecessary downtime. With Dr. Simon minimally invasive procedures, patients are able to return to normal activities right after.

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Dr. Faisal Siddiqi

VENOUS SPECIALIST | DOUBLE CERTIFIED
Dr. Faisal Siddiqi oversees all Vein Treatment Centers in New Jersey – ensuring that each patient receives the highest level of care possible for their vein disease. Having received training from Yale Medical School, Dr. Siddiqi proudly offers the latest technology available for spider and varicose vein treatments at his office in Wayne, NJ and Clifton, NJ.

Dr. Siddiqi's work with minimally invasive techniques was recognized by his peers in Castle Connolly’s Top Doctors for 2017 and he was also voted as one of the Top Vein Doctors in New Jersey.

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Dr. Juan Montoya

VASCULAR SPECIALIST | NYC VEIN SPECIALIST
Dr. Montoya is a Vein Specialist and Vascular doctor in New York. He is highly sought after for his expertise and excellent outcomes in cardiac surgery, and is now proud to serve the Vein Clinics in Manhattan, NY.

Dr. Montoya performs the latest minimally-invasive vein treatments to treat Chronic Venous Insufficiency; a condition that leads to spider veins and varicose veins, along with symptoms such as leg cramping, pain, and fatigue.

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Dr. Carly Guthrie

VENOUS SPECIALIST | DOUBLE CERTIFIED
Dr. Carly Guthrie is the co-director of the Spider and Varicose Vein Treatment Clinic in San Diego. Dr. Guthrie is a double Board-Certified vein specialist, and is regarded as one of the top interventional ultrasonographers in the country. In her years of training and on staff at Harvard, she worked with the top venous specialists in the world, attending some of the most complex cases. Her areas of expertise include radiofrequency ablation using ultrasound guidance, sclerotherapy, phlebectomy, and the newly approved VenaSeal technique for treatment of venous insufficiency and varicose veins.

Dr. Guthrie is focused on bringing the newest and most-advanced treatments to Southern California in order to decrease recovery times and improve patient satisfaction.

Meet our diplomat-certified team

Dr. Billy Schoenfeld

VENOUS SPECIALIST | DOUBLE CERTIFIED
Dr. Schoenfeld has advanced training in ultrasound and venous access, having treated thousands of patients in his career. He is a specialist in the treatment of venous insufficiency and varicose veins, including ultrasound guided radiofrequency ablation, sclerotherapy, and phlebectomy.

Dr. Schoenfeld is focused on introducing new therapies to San Diego, such as the recently FDA-approved VenaSeal procedure for treatment of varicose veins. During his training at Harvard he worked with the best doctors in venous medicine and is now devoted to bringing those state-of-the-art technologies and treatments to Southern California.

Meet our diplomat-certified team

Dr. Calvin Jung

VEIN SPECIALIST | DOUBLE CERTIFIED
Dr. Calvin Jung is a double Board Certified Venous Specialist, serving as director and clinical trainer for
the Vein Treatment Centers in Houston, Texas. Dr. Jung specializes in minimally invasive techniques for spider veins and varicose vein removal, completely avoiding the need for surgical procedures or any unnecessary downtime. Dr. Jung's focus is on restoring patients back to health so that they can enjoy the activities they love most.

Vein treatments at our Texas spider vein clinic are often covered by major medical insurances, including Medicare. Call us today to verify yours!

Namrata
Khimani MD

Triple Certified
Harvard Medical School
Dr. Namrata Khimani is a nationally recognized leader in the field of venous medicine. She is an expert in Spider Vein and Varicose Vein Treatment based in New York City. If you have varicose veins or lower extremity pain, come see Dr. Khimani at our Vein Treatment Center New York.
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Michael
Nguyen MD

Triple Certified
Harvard Medical School
Dr. Michael Nguyen is a world renowned and Harvard trained vein specialist, leading the Spider and Varicose Vein Treatment Center in New York. Dr. Nguyen has been a pioneer in the treatment of varicose veins problems, as well as the many signs of venous insufficiency, including: leg cramps, painful varicose veins, leg swelling, restless leg, and skin discoloration on legs.
Read more >>

Caroline
Novak MD

Double Certified
Northwestern University
Dr. Caroline Novak is a double Certified spider vein specialist in Paramus & Clifton NJ. She is well known for performing the best treatment for spider veins and varicose vein removal in the New Jersey area.
Read more >>

Simon
Smith MD

DIPLOMAT- CERTIFIED
DREXEL COLLEGE OF MEDICINE
Dr. Simon Smith is the best varicose vein doctor in Wayne, NJ. He is sought after because of his unparalleled skills in RF Ablation, sclerotherapy, and the treatment of skin discoloration on legs.
Read more >>

Faisal
Siddiqi MD

DOUBLE CERTIFIED
YALE MEDICAL SCHOOL
Dr. Faisal Siddiqi is the medical director for the Spider & Varicose Vein Treatment Center in New Jersey. Because of his level of expertise in the treatment of spider veins and varicose veins, Dr. Siddiqi is part of the select group of NJ Top Doctors, and he sees patients regularly at the Vein Treatment Center in Wayne and Clifton NJ.
Read more >>

Juan
Montoya MD

NYC VEIN SPECIALIST
YALE MEDICAL SCHOOL
Dr. Montoya is a Vein Specialist and Vascular doctor in Manhattan. He is considered one of the best spider vein doctors in Manhattan, having successfully restored thousands of patients back to health, by implementing cutting edge treatments such as radiofrequency ablation, VenaSeal, and sclerotherapy for spider veins.
Read more >>

Carly
Guthrie MD

Double Certified
Harvard Medical School
Dr. Guthrie is the co-director of the Spider and Varicose Vein Treatment Clinic in San Diego. She is recognized as one of the best varicose vein doctors in SD, and has developed a career specializing in minimally invasive varicose vein treatment options.
Read more >>

Billy
Schoenfeld MD

Double Certified
Harvard Medical School
Dr. Schoenfeld is a specialist in the treatment of venous insufficiency and varicose veins, including ultrasound guided radiofrequency ablation, sclerotherapy, and phlebectomy for spider vein removal. He also has advanced training in ultrasound and venous access, having treated thousands of patients at the Vein Treatment Center in San Diego, CA.
Read more >>

Calvin
Jung MD

DOUBE CERTIFIED
NYU MEDICAL SCHOOL
Dr Calvin Jung is the director and clinical trainer for the Vein Clinics of Houston, Texas. Dr. Jung specializes in minimally invasive treatments for spider vein and varicose vein removal. Most vein treatments are covered by major medical insurances, including Medicare.
Read more >>
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