How Much Does Varicose Vein Treatment Cost?

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Varicose veins are twisted, enlarged veins that lie close to the skin’s surface, making them easily visible. They affect more than 25 million US adults, and because of their cosmetic impact and potential vascular complications, many people with varicose veins seek treatment to reduce their appearance and prevent future health problems. However, as with all medical procedures, treatment costs can dramatically impact decision-making.  

When choosing whether to proceed with one of the treatment options for varicose veins, it is essential to understand the average cost and what may cause discrepancies between the average price and the quote you receive.

What Factors Impact the Cost of Varicose Vein Treatment?

Many factors can impact the cost of varicose vein treatment. The most significant difference relies on the treatment option utilized by your vein specialist, with different methods incurring different expenses.

Some of the possible expenses included in the cost of varicose vein treatment include:

  • pre-op testing (e.g., an ultrasound to gauge blood flow)
  • compression stockings
  • doctor fees
  • facility fees

The costs of various treatment options differ, and that is because of the reliance upon different variables before, during, and after treatment. In general, more invasive treatments have higher costs.

Does Insurance Cover Varicose Vein Treatment?

Most insurance policies have coverage for varicose vein treatments. Typically, the only time when the insurance company will cover the procedure is when a health professional and the insurance company deem the procedure to be a medical necessity.

Symptoms of varicose veins that often indicate a medical necessity include:

  • burning
  • aching
  • skin ulcers
  • tired, heavy legs
  • changes in skin texture (indicating lack of blood flow)
  • throbbing

In cases where varicose vein treatment is considered a medical necessity, you may still be responsible for a co-pay, deductible, or co-insurance. However, insurers typically negotiate rates with the healthcare providers they work with, which may lower the amount you are responsible for paying.

Many people choose to proceed with varicose vein treatment for cosmetic reasons, though, which is a treatment reason that most insurance plans do not cover.

How Much Does Varicose Vein Treatment Cost Without Insurance?

In cases where the treatment is not for medical necessity, you will be responsible for paying for the entire cost of treatment out-of-pocket. We work with patients to develop the most cost-effective treatment plan for them. 

Schedule Your Varicose Vein Treatment

If you are interested in treating your varicose veins, whether for medical necessity or to improve the cosmetic appearance of your legs, let Legacy Vein Clinic help you. Our board-certified vein specialists will discuss the various treatment options to find the best treatment for you based on your disease severity and financial limits. Request an appointment to get started on your treatment plan.

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Certified by the American Board of Venous & Lymphatic Medicine Specializing in the Minimally Invasive Treatment of Varicose Veins and Venous Insufficiency
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