Are Varicose Vein Treatments Covered by Insurance?

Are Varicose Vein Treatments Covered by Insurance?

Varicose veins are large, dilated blood vessels that bulge out of the skin’s surface and look like masses of tangled, twisted, and knotted ropes. Varicose veins are usually deemed medically serious because they’re caused by chronic venous insufficiency. Venous insufficiency is a medical condition wherein the collapse of vein valves makes blood flow backward and accumulate in the leg veins, leading to vascular dilation and the eventual formation of varicose veins.

Since varicose veins are deemed medically serious, their treatments are usually covered by most insurance plans. However, all health insurance plans have a unique set of guidelines about when they cover varicose vein treatments. Some of them cover varicose vein treatments if you can prove underlying chronic venous insufficiency with the results of venous ultrasound scans. Some only provide insurance coverage after months of wearing compression stockings. And some of them cover the treatments for chronic venous insufficiency but not the removal of superficial varicose veins.

Furthermore, varicose vein treatments come in various forms, such as radiofrequency ablation, endovenous laser ablation, venaseal, clarivein, foam sclerotherapy, and ambulatory phlebectomy. Some vein treatments are covered by insurance plans, whereas others aren’t covered at all or only covered by some health insurance plans. Because of the major differences in insurance coverage, you can only determine if your vein treatment will be covered after consultation and insurance verification.

Our spider vein and varicose vein treatment center in New York provides free insurance verification for all patients. When you schedule an appointment, you can send us all your insurance details for free verification. Our insurance concierge will contact your health insurance providers and work out the terms and conditions of your insurance plans. We also take active measures to maximize your insurance coverage and always perform venous ultrasound scans to provide evidence of chronic venous insufficiency.

Is Spider Vein Treatment Covered by Insurance?

Spider veins are dense clusters of blood vessels that appear on the skin’s surface, but they don’t bulge outwards like varicose veins. Spider veins are also caused by blood accumulation in leg veins, but they’re not always symptomatic of underlying chronic venous insufficiency. Since spider veins are deemed cosmetic, they’re not always covered by health insurance plans.

However, our vein treatment center in NYC always performs venous ultrasound scans to determine if you have underlying vein disease. If you have venous insufficiency, you may receive insurance coverage for minimally invasive treatments for the underlying vein disease. In some cases, we can also help extend insurance coverage for your spider vein removal. Please request free insurance verification for more information.

 Does Medicaid Cover Varicose Vein Treatment?

Medicaid and Medicare usually cover varicose vein treatments, especially if you have chronic venous insufficiency. However, please request free insurance verification for an overview of the specific terms of your insurance coverage.

Does Kaiser cover varicose vein removal?

Kaiser may cover varicose vein treatments if you have underlying chronic venous insufficiency. Please request free insurance verification for specific details about your insurance coverage.

Does Blue Cross Blue Shield cover varicose vein removal?

Blue Cross Blue Shield may cover varicose vein removal if you have chronic venous insufficiency, superficial vein thrombosis, painful swelling, or other conditions deemed to be a medical necessity. Please request free insurance verification for specific details about your insurance coverage for varicose vein removal.


What is the Cigna Varicose Vein Policy?

Cigna may cover your varicose vein treatment if you have underlying chronic venous insufficiency or if the treatment is deemed medically necessary. Please request free insurance verification for more clarity.

What is the Most Effective Treatment for Varicose Veins?

The most effective treatments for varicose veins include radiofrequency ablation, endovenous laser ablation, clarivein (mechanochemical ablation), venaseal, and ambulatory phlebectomy. All minimally invasive varicose vein treatments are equally effective and safe, but they might be suitable for different people. You must consult vein doctors in NYC who provide personalized vein treatments for you rather than following a cookie-cutter template. 

Your vein doctor will examine your leg veins, review your medical history, perform venous ultrasound scans, and determine the ideal and most effective treatment for varicose veins for your specific requirements. They might recommend one treatment over the other because of better insurance coverage, lower costs, lower risk of allergic reactions, or numerous other factors.

How Much Does it Cost to Take Care of Varicose Veins?

Your varicose veins treatment cost will depend on several factors, including the number of varicose veins and spider veins, whether you have underlying venous insufficiency, anesthesia usage, the specific treatment plan, and much more. Our vein treatment centers in NYC follow a “no surprise billing” policy to ensure that you receive a complete overview of your varicose vein removal cost (without hidden costs) before the treatment. We also provide an overview of your vein treatment cost with and without insurance coverage.


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How Long is Recovery From Varicose Vein Surgery?

You should avoid vein treatment centers that recommend varicose vein surgery as the first course of action. In most cases, varicose veins can be treated using minimally invasive procedures, such as radiofrequency ablation, endovenous laser ablation, and ambulatory phlebectomy. Minimally invasive varicose vein treatments don’t involve any recovery period — you can resume your daily activities immediately.

Is There a Cream for Varicose Veins?

No, you can’t use topical creams or ointments to treat varicose veins. That’s because varicose veins are a medical problem caused by the collapse of vein valves — they’re not cosmetic or skin-deep. The only way to treat varicose veins is by underlying minimally invasive varicose vein treatments.

Can Compression Socks Make Varicose Veins Worse?

No. Compression socks improve your varicose veins rather than making them worse. Compression socks apply pressure on your vein walls, thus pushing the accumulated blood towards the heart. It provides temporary relief from the symptoms of varicose veins and prevents the condition from worsening. However, compression stockings don’t treat varicose veins — you still have to undergo minimally invasive varicose vein treatments in NYC.




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He leads the team of vein doctors offering the highest level of care at our Spider and Varicose Vein Treatment Center NYC.



Veins Specialists NYC

She is an expert in Spider Vein and Varicose Vein Treatment based in New York City.



Veins Specialists NYC

Highly sought after for his expertise and excellent outcomes in Vein Treatments in Manhattan.



Veins Specialists NYC

She has extensive experience with vein performing procedures based on New York City.


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Veins Specialists NYC

She is an Internal Medicine and Vein Disease specialist with experience in minimally invasive treatments at our Long Island clinic.


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