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.