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How Much Does Varicose Vein Removal Cost?

Varicose veins may or may not come with uncomfortable symptoms, but even ones that cause no discomfort can be signs of an underlying condition. Proper treatment of varicose veins is more than just a cosmetic procedure, so it is often covered by health insurance. This insurance coverage should give you one more reason to seek an evaluation of your varicose veins by a vein specialist like Dr. Craig Schwartz at Premier Vein & Body by Schwartz. 

What are Varicose Veins? 

When you look at your legs, do you see bulging or raised veins that appear to twist or coil? These varicose veins, which are often red, blue, or purple, have become stretched and damaged. They will not return to normal but can be treated. 

These visible veins are damaged because of venous insufficiency in the Great Saphenous Vein, one of the primary veins of the leg. This vein relies on one-way valves to carry blood back toward the heart, but when these valves fail, blood can pool and back up into other veins, causing them to bulge. Dr. Schwartz specializes in diagnosing and treating venous insufficiency and restoring healthy leg circulation.

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How Much Does Varicose Vein Removal Cost?

Each person’s varicose veins are unique, and Dr. Schwartz develops a unique treatment plan for every patient. As a result, the cost of treatment varies widely. Fortunately, venous insufficiency is a medical condition that requires treatment, so insurance will usually cover some or all of this cost. However, the details of what each insurance company covers will vary, so we recommend a conversation with an agent from your insurance provider to establish what you will and will not have to pay. 

A comprehensive treatment plan will often include several different treatments to not only close off the damaged Greater Saphenous Vein (the source of the vein disease that causes the bulging veins), but also the feeder veins, as well as the visible superficial bulging varicose veins.  

We recommend a consultation so Dr. Schwartz can diagnose your venous issues and develop a plan to address them. If you do not have health insurance, you can still receive treatment, as we have a cash-based cost. Talk to your Premier Vein & Body team about payment arrangements to make treatment affordable on any budget. 

How are Varicose Veins Removed?

Treating varicose veins can be complex, but it is extremely effective. You can achieve healthy circulation and relief from varicose vein symptoms with a combination of these treatments:

Endovenous Laser Ablation (EVLA) 

This treatment uses the Sciton Pro-V Laser System to close off damaged veins. A tiny catheter is inserted into the problem vein, and a laser fiber is passed through it. The fiber emits a pulse of laser energy that heats the inside walls of the vein, causing it to collapse. Your circulatory system has no trouble rerouting the blood through healthy veins, restoring normal circulation. 

Ultrasound-Guided Sclerotherapy

During this treatment, Dr. Schwartz uses painless, non-invasive ultrasound to detect damaged veins beneath the surface. He then uses a needle to inject an FDA-approved solution called a sclerosant. This solution damages the vein walls, causing the vein to collapse on itself. Your body will remove treated veins over time. 

Ambulatory Phlebectomy

Visible varicose veins can often be treated with this minimally invasive procedure. After numbing the area, Dr. Schwartz makes tiny incisions and uses small tools to hook and pull out the damaged veins. One advantage of this treatment is its immediate results, unlike other methods, which require waiting for the treated veins to fade.

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To learn more, schedule your consultation with Dr. Schwartz by filling out the form on this page or by calling his practice at 913-451-8346. Premier Vein & Body by Schwartz serves patients throughout the Kansas City metro.

Is There Any Downtime After Varicose Vein Removal?

You will have a compression garment to wear after your procedure, and you will be instructed to walk frequently and avoid sitting or standing for too long in one position. Your aftercare instructions may include avoiding hot tubs and saunas, avoiding sun exposure on the treated area, and limiting strenuous activities. No downtime or time away from work is usually required. 

How Long Will Varicose Veins Take to Go Away?

Unless they are removed with ambulatory phlebectomy, treated varicose veins will usually fade over several weeks. You will see the color and raised texture of the vein decrease until it disappears. Treated varicose veins will never come back. However, people who are prone to varicose veins due to risk factors can still develop new ones. We offer treatments and lifestyle changes that can maintain your healthy circulation. 

Am I a Good Candidate for Varicose Vein Removal?

Almost anyone who is bothered by varicose veins can benefit from treatment, and with almost all treatments covered by insurance, almost anyone is a good candidate. Candidates should have reasonable expectations and understand the risks and benefits of each procedure. Only a consultation and diagnostic examination can determine the best treatment method for your needs. 


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Read from real patients about their experiences with Dr. Schwartz and his team at Premier Vein & Body by Schwartz.

Take the Next Step

If you are interested in varicose vein treatment, please call us at (913) 451-8346 or complete our online contact form, and one of our trusted staff members will reach out to you. Premier Vein & Body is located in Kansas City, MO, just past the State Line, and proudly serves Leawood, Overland Park, Johnson County, and the entire Kansas City metro area.

** This blog provides general information and discussion about medicine, health, and related subjects. The words and other content in this blog and any linked materials are not intended and should not be construed as medical advice. If anyone has a medical concern, they should consult with an appropriately licensed physician.

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