How much does the Varicose Vein Surgery Costs?

Dec 31, 2019
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A top medical center shares their experience on varicose vein surgery costs, insurance plans and eligibility

One in two Americans suffers from varicose veins or spider veins. Few of them, however, decide to actually get them fixed. A major deterrent in getting the right treatment for varicose veins is the cost… But how much does it cost, really? This article explores that, and tells you whether you can get your treatment covered through insurance.

Varicose vein surgery costs would depend on the kind of treatment that you are taking

Tried and tested minimally invasive solutions:

Most vein specialists use either radiofrequency ablation, or endovenous laser ablation to treat varicose veins. In these procedures, the skin over the defective vein is numbed, and a tiny incision is made over the vein. A radiofrequency catheter (or a laser fiber) is advanced into the vein, so that it covers the whole length. Heat is then delivered through the catheter/ fiber to destroy the vein. Both procedures are equally effective at removing varicose veins. However, endovenous laser ablation may have more procedural discomfort, because of the intensity of laser energy. Ablation procedures usually cost between $3000 and $5000, depending on the practice location.

Advanced minimally invasive solutions

VenaSeal is a recently introduced, cutting-edge procedure that eliminates the need for anesthesia and skin incisions. It simply involves injecting medicated glue into the defective vein. the glue blocks up the vein, which hardens, shrinks and disappears over time. Because this is a new technique, it is more expensive, and costs can range from $5000 to $13,000.

Invasive surgery:

Experienced vein specialists no longer recommend invasive surgery. Invasive surgery includes either complete surgical removal (called vein stripping), or tying the vein off (called vein ligation). These procedures usually involve hospital admission and anesthesia. While the actual procedure costs around $1500 – $3000, this does not include the cost of admission, anesthesia and postoperative care. Invasive procedures also require a long recovery time, unlike minimally invasive procedures, so you should take into account the cost of missed work and productivity.

Treatment only for spider veins or small varicose veins

If you are only getting your spider veins treated, and you do not have any symptoms of vein disease, you may opt for sclerotherapy or Varithena. In Scerotherapy, a medicated solution called sclerosant is directly injected into your veins. When the sclerosant touches the vein walls, it causes them to swell up, stick together and seal off. Varithena is a technique meant for slightly larger veins. It uses foam instead of sclerosant, which can disperse over a larger area. Sclerotherapy typically costs around $350 per session, while Varithena can cost between $1500 to $3000.

Will insurance cover my varicose vein surgery costs?

Considering that varicose vein surgery costs can be expensive, most of us worry whether it can be paid for through insurance. The answer to that depends on two important points:

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Factors that are indicative of vein disease

If you have symptoms of vein disease, you are more likely to receive insurance coverage. What are these symptoms? Usually, a feeling of heaviness or throbbing pain in the feet and ankles is a classic sign of vein disease. This may also be accompanied by swollen ankles, leg cramps, and genera fatigue. You may also notice that the skin over these veins is discolored, or is itchy. Be sure to report all these symptoms accurately to your vein specialist. Insurance payers may also look for a duplex ultrasound, which will show evidence of venous reflux. Your vein specialist will usually do an ultrasound to check if you have vein disease, even if you do not have symptoms.

The method of varicose vein treatment that you choose

While most forms of varicose vein treatments are covered by insurance, some may not. Radiofrequency ablation and endovenous ablation are usually covered by insurance. VenaSeal, on the other hand, is a relatively recent technique that does not have enough scientific literature to endorse backing. So not all insurance plans may cover this.

If you do not have any symptoms, and are only getting your spider veins treated for cosmetic reasons, you will probably not be eligible for coverage. If this the case, though, you may be only need scleotherapy, which costs less compared to the other forms of treatment. You could talk to the vein clinic about split payments, so that it wouldn’t be too hard on your pocket.

The Vein Treatment Clinic: Get high quality, affordable vein care without worrying about the costs!

If you have decided to get your varicose veins treated, you would naturally want to balance the quality of treatment against the cost. At Vein Treatment Clinic, we pride ourselves on delivering state of the art vein care at reasonable costs.

VTC has on board the nation’s most acclaimed vein doctors, who are Ivy-league trained, board certified specialists. VTC chooses its doctors based solely on merit, so you can be sure that you are in the hands of really skilled experts. Our doctors screen all patients for venous reflux and symptomatic vein disease. VTC offers a wide range of minimally invasive treatment procedures, so you can choose what suits you the best, based on the vein condition that you have, your body’s comfort level and your budget. VTC accepts most major insurance types, including Medicare.

The staff at VTC are committed to working with you on the costs of vein treatment. If you have any queries regarding our treatment costs, insurance coverage, or the procedure itself, please call 855-386-0195, or book an appointment online.

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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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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. 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.

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Dr. Faisal Siddiqi

VENOUS SPECIALIST | Yale Medical School

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 | 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.

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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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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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 >>
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