Is Sclerotherapy Cost Covered by Insurance? Information about Varicose Veins

May 8, 2019

SPIDER AND VARICOSE VEIN TREATMENT CENTER

Varicose veins always have a negative effect on your life. These enlarged and often twisted veins are not only unattractive, they frequently cause painful, debilitating symptoms. Many suffers simply endure this common condition, which most frequently affects the legs, although other areas can also develop dilated veins. If you have varicose veins, you should seek the opinion of an expert vein doctor. These medical professionals can offer you several different varicose vein treatments, including sclerotherapy. This procedure can eliminate the affected veins with minimal discomfort and side effects. But many people wonder if sclerotherapy cost is covered by insurance.

Sclerotherapy is an effective outpatient treatment that works quickly and effectively. In some instances, your health insurance company will pay for the procedure. Before you seek treatment, you do need to understand what sclerotherapy involves and whether your particular insurance policy covers it.

What are the Symptoms of Varicose Veins?

For some people, varicose veins are an annoying cosmetic issue. These large red and purple veins are difficult to hide and cause some sufferers to keep their legs covered at all times. They can affect your self-esteem by making you uncomfortable about your appearance. Some patients with varicose veins will also suffer from physical symptoms, including pain, swelling, itching, bleeding, muscle cramping, and “heavy legs.”

For some sufferers, the problem goes beyond varicose veins. They may have chronic venous disease, a condition that causes subtle symptoms that may slowly worsen. Often, suffers fail to notice their condition until it has become advanced and results in symptoms such as serious pain, leg ulcers and thickening skin on legs and/or ankles. Determining the cause of vein issues requires consulting an experienced vein doctor.

What is Sclerotherapy?

While multiple varicose vein treatments exist, sclerotherapy is one of the less invasive and most successful ones. During sclerotherapy, your vein expert will inject an “sclerosing agent,” or chemical, into your varicose veins. The choice of chemical sometimes depends on the size of the veins to be treated. These chemicals cause the inner lining of your varicose veins to produce clots. When these clots are absorbed by your body, the varicose vein is destroyed. The process is safe and requires no anesthesia. Recovery is fast and side effects are minimal. You should see results in just a few weeks.

What are the Causes of Varicose Veins?

Varicose veins can be caused by age, pregnancy and any medical condition that places strain on the legs. While men also get varicose veins, women are more at risk of developing this affliction. Age, family history, weight and occupation also contribute to developing vein disease.

When the valves in your veins fail to close properly, they can let blood, which should be traveling to your heart, fall back into the vein. This blood pools and results in large and unsightly veins. For some people, these weakened valves indicate chronic vein disease, which needs to be treated as it can indicate other health issues.

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Scheduling a consultation with one of our vein treatment experts is one of the best ways to determine the proper resolution for your varicose veins. The treatments can include sclerotherapy, laser or radiofrequency ablation, a medication called Varithena, or procedures such as Venaseal, or Clarivein.

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Will Insurance Cover Sclerotherapy?

The answer to this question is yes and no. When the patient seeks sclerotherapy for cosmetic reasons only, insurance companies generally will not pay for the procedure. In the insurance industry, the standard is “medical necessity.” That’s why your health care policy will not cover face lifts, breast enlargements and other purely cosmetic procedures.

If your varicose veins are causing physical symptoms, your insurance company will likely cover the expense, particularly when your doctor recommends the sclerotherapy to correct physical problems such as leg swelling, restlessness, heaviness, and pain. The procedure may also be covered for those with underlying venous disease, even if the symptoms are minor. Those with underlying venous disease and no symptoms whatsoever will not be covered. Because these issues can be complicated, you should discuss this with the staff at a vein treatment clinic.

Vein doctors can always perform the procedure for purely cosmetic reasons, but you will need to pay for the varicose vein treatment yourself. Fortunately, sclerotherapy is affordable for many patients who just want their ugly veins eliminated.

Where Do I Get Treatment?

When it comes to varicose veins or vein diseases, you should always seek the opinion of an expert vein doctor. Some other doctors, such as dermatologists, offer cosmetic treatments, but a vein doctor can identify the cause of your problem. Prompt diagnosis and treatment of vein disease will help ensure an excellent treatment result.

Spider and Varicose Vein Treatment Center

At the Vein Treatment Center, you will receive medical attention from highly trained vein doctors. Located all across the nation, these clinics use the latest technology and medical knowledge in their varicose vein treatments. Their medical directors attended Harvard Medical School and are in charge of quality control in all Vein Treatment Center locations. Each of their vein doctors are Board Certified and known for their expertise in the field.

For more information on sclerotherapy and other varicose vein treatments, visit the Vein Treatment Center website. You no longer have to live with unsightly and painful varicose veins. Let Vein Treatment Center vein doctors help!

Meet our certified diplomate team

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.

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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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