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How Much Does Varicose Vein Treatment Cost?

Premier Vein and Body by Schwartz offers a host of treatments at our Kansas City vein center. Dr. Craig Schwartz is one of the leading vein experts in the country, meaning he possesses the skills and knowledge you should expect from your vein specialist.  Dr. Schwartz has performed more than 12,000 vein procedures, and has been dedicated to treating vein disease and related conditions in Kansas City since 2003.

Not only can varicose veins cause cosmetic issues that lead to a lack of self-confidence, but they may also cause other serious health issues if left untreated. Thankfully, Premier Vein and Body offers the most comprehensive diagnosis and treatment for vein disease in the Kansas City area.

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What are Varicose Veins?

Varicose veins are superficial veins that no longer function correctly. This happens when the valves inside veins stop working, making it harder to return blood to the heart. The breakdown of these valves can lead to issues like venous reflux or blood pooling. A varicose vein won’t magically return to normal after a period of time and requires treatment before it leads to painful or irritating symptoms over time. 

Typically, varicose veins are swollen and enlarged, normally displaying a dark purple or blue color. They can look like they’re bulging out of your skin as well, and they might be accompanied by aching, irritation, and general discomfort. Usually, these veins are found in your lower legs and feet, where vein issues are more likely to happen. 

Average Cost for Varicose Vein Treatment

Treatment for varicose veins is typically considered to be medically necessary, so is covered by insurance the majority of the time, especially if the patient has developed complications, has activity-impairing symptoms of discomfort, or if ultrasound evaluation documents insufficiency or reflux (backward flow in the vein). Because insurance plans differ patient-to-patient, the amount of coverage may be partial or in full. Some insurance companies require a trial of compression stockings before approving other treatments. Our staff will do everything possible to maximize your benefits and make the insurance process as smooth as possible. Premier Vein & Body participates with a number of major insurance plans.

Dr. Schwartz does offer a cash price for varicose vein treatment, but it’s best to schedule a free vein screening with him so that you can discuss since pricing can fluctuate greatly depending on the condition of veins or any additional treatments that may be needed.

Consultations Available Now

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.

What Treatments are Available for Varicose Veins?

Varicose vein treatment has come a long way from painful vein stripping treatments of the past. There are a few ways Premier Vein & Body can treat this common issue depending on your unique case. This includes the following:

  • Endovenous Laser Ablation (EVLA) – this calls upon the Sciton Pro-V Laser System to close off veins via laser energy. A tiny catheter is inserted into the dysfunctional vein through which the laser fiber is threaded. The laser energy then heats the vein’s walls, causing them to collapse and the vein to close. The vein is absorbed by the body and blood is re-routed to healthier vessels. 
  • Ambulatory Phlebectomy – a minimally-invasive procedure for superficial varicose veins that will remove the vein from your body. Again, this lets your blood redirect to healthier vessels. This procedure begins with local anesthetic, and once you’re comfortable, tiny incisions are made near the damaged veins. They’re quickly removed and the incisions are closed, often without stitches. Blood is redirected to healthier veins deeper in your tissues.
  • Ultrasound-Guided Sclerotherapy – this involves a combination of ultrasound and FDA-approved medication called a sclerosing agent. Dr. Schwartz uses ultrasound to find varicose veins beneath the skin’s surface, then injects the medication into them. The sclerosing agent agitates the interior of the vein, causing it to seal up and ensuring it is absorbed by the body. 

The overall cost of your therapy is determined by the type of treatment you require. It’s a rare situation where a patient’s varicose vein therapy isn’t handled by insurance, and for those patients, Dr. Schwartz will work with you to make arrangements that best suit your needs.

Am I a Candidate for Varicose Vein Treatments?

Do you suffer from an aching sensation in your legs, often accompanied by itching? Do your legs feel heavy and have bulging blue veins showing? If so, you might suffer from varicose veins and be suitable for these treatments. By booking a free vein screening with Dr. Schwartz, you’ll learn if these treatments are for you, and which one will be the most effective.

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Take the Next Step

If you have further questions about varicose vein treatments, call us at (913) 451-8346 or fill out our online contact form. We look forward to meeting you and showing you how Kansas City’s premier vein treatment center can improve your condition.

Premier Vein & Body is located in Kansas City, MO and proudly also serves 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 provided in this blog, and in any linked materials, are not intended and should not be construed as medical advice. If the reader or any other person has a medical concern, he or she should consult with an appropriately licensed physician.

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