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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.

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.

Sclerotherapy treatment is one of the most popular options for managing vein disease. This procedure is fast, minimally invasive, and highly effective.

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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 Vein Specialists

Dr. Namrata Khimani

Venous specialist | Harvard Medical School

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 | Harvard Medical School

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 | NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY

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.

There are a variety of minimally-invasive varicose vein treatment options available. Your vein doctor can perform the procedure on-site and have you back on your feet in under an hour.
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Dr. Sareh Rajaee

Venous Specialist | BROWN UNIVERSITY

Dr. Sareh Rajaee is a Board Certified Vascular Surgeon and Vein Disease specialist. She is highly sought after for his expertise and excellent outcomes in spider veins and varicose vein removal. She is proud to serve the New York community at our vein clinic in Manhattan, and the New Jersey community in Clifton & Paramus.

Our vein clinics offer FREE insurance verification– most vein treatments are covered by all major medical insurances, including Medicare.

There are a variety of minimally-invasive varicose vein treatment options available. Your vein doctor can perform the procedure on-site and have you back on your feet in under an hour.
Meet our diplomat-certified team

Dr. Todd Kobrinski

Vein Specialist | GEORGE WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY

Dr. Todd’s goal as a vein treatment doctor is to help patients achieve the best quality of life. After learning about you, how vein disease is affecting you and why, he is able to craft a customized treatment plan for your spider and varicose veins.

Our vein clinics offer FREE insurance verification– most vein treatments are covered by all major medical insurances, including Medicare.

There are a variety of minimally-invasive varicose vein treatment options available. Your vein doctor can perform the procedure on-site and have you back on your feet in under an hour.
Meet our diplomat-certified team

Dr. Simon Smith

VENOUS SPECIALIST | Drexel College of Medicine

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.

Dr. Simon Smith
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Dr. Juan Montoya

VASCULAR SPECIALIST | Yale Medical School

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 | Harvard Medical School

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 | Harvard Medical School

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.

Dr. Billy Schoenfeld
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Dr. Calvin Jung

New York University

Dr Calvin Jung is the director and clinical trainer for the Vein Clinics of Houston, Texas. Dr. Jung focuses in minimally invasive treatments for spider vein and varicose vein removal. Most vein treatments are covered by major medical insurances, including Medicare.

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Dr. Jasmine Koo

VENOUS SPECIALIST | UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON

Dr. Jasmine specializes in minimally invasive treatments for spider and varicose vein removal in San Diego, California. Her areas of expertise include Sclerotherapy treatment, radiofrquency ablation, and VenaSeal treatment for chronic venous insufficiency.

Our Vein Clinic San Diego offers FREE insurance verification– most vein treatments are covered by all major medical insurances, including Medicare.

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Dr. Namrata Khimani
Dr. Nguyen
Dr. Caroline Novak
Dr. Caroline Novak
Dr. Caroline Novak
Dr. Simon Smith
Dr. Juan Montoya
Dr. Carly Guthrie
Dr. Billy Schoenfeld
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Dr. Namrata Khimani
Dr. Nguyen
Dr. Caroline Novak
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Dr. Simon Smith
Dr. Juan Montoya
Dr. Carly Guthrie
Dr. Billy Schoenfeld
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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

GEORGE WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY

Dr. Todd’s goal as a vein treatment doctor is to help patients achieve the best quality of life. After learning about you, how vein disease is affecting you and why, he is able to craft a customized treatment plan for your spider and varicose veins.
Our vein clinics offer FREE insurance verification– most vein treatments are covered by all major medical insurances, including Medicare.
Read more >>

Sareh
Rajaee MD

BROWN UNIVERSITY

Dr. Sareh Rajaee is a Board Certified Vascular Surgeon and Vein Disease specialist. She is highly sought after for his expertise and excellent outcomes in spider veins and varicose vein removal. She is proud to serve the New York community at our vein clinic in Manhattan, and the New Jersey community in Clifton & Paramus.
Our vein clinics offer FREE insurance verification– most vein treatments are covered by all major medical insurances, including Medicare.
Read more >>

Todd
Kobrinski MD

BROWN UNIVERSITY

Dr. Todd’s goal as a vein treatment doctor is to help patients achieve the best quality of life. After learning about you, how vein disease is affecting you and why, he is able to craft a customized treatment plan for your spider and varicose veins.
Our vein clinics offer FREE insurance verification– most vein treatments are covered by all major medical insurances, including Medicare.
Read more >>

Simon
Smith MD

NJ Vein Specialist
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 >>

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

NYU MEDICAL SCHOOL

Dr Calvin Jung is the director and clinical trainer for the Vein Clinics of Houston, Texas. Dr. Jung focuses in minimally invasive treatments for spider vein and varicose vein removal. Most vein treatments are covered by major medical insurances, including Medicare.

Read more >>

Jasmine
Koo MD

UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON

Dr. Jasmine specializes in minimally invasive treatments for spider and varicose vein removal in San Diego, California. Her areas of expertise include Sclerotherapy treatment, radiofrquency ablation, and VenaSeal treatment for chronic venous insufficiency.

Our Vein Clinic San Diego offers FREE insurance verification– most vein treatments are covered by all major medical insurances, including Medicare.

Read more >>
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