You don’t have to live with painful and bulging varicose veins! Dr. Craig Schwartz, Kansas City’s “Original Vein Doctor” has been treating varicose and spider veins in his Kansas City vein clinic since 2003 and has performed over 12,000 vein procedures!
Medically-Necessary Varicose Vein Treatment
Varicose veins are considered to be medically necessary, and treatment is, generally, covered by medical insurance in the following situations:
- Patient has developed complications or activity-impairing symptoms of discomfort, including:
- Clotting, bleeding
- Heaviness, aching, tiredness
- Throbbing, burning, itching
- Skin discoloration or changes in the affected areas
- Diagnostic ultrasound evaluation documents venous insufficiency or reflux (backward flow of blood in the vein.)
*Individual results may vary
Conservative Vein Treatment
A period of conservative vein treatment using compression stockings and elevation will, often, be the first step in your treatment protocol, as many insurance companies require this prior to approval for a more extensive procedure to treat the underlying causes of the vein disease. It’s important to note that, although this conservative treatment may help alleviate symptoms, it will not “cure” your vein disease and your varicose veins will persist until they are removed or closed through an in-office vein procedure, such as endovenous laser ablation, micro-phlebectomy, ultrasound-guided sclerotherapy, etc.
Experienced Kansas City Vein Treatment Staff
Our staff is among the most experienced in the entire Kansas City area in working with insurance providers to maximize patients’ vein treatment coverage, and they make the entire insurance process as smooth as possible for each patient. They will work with your provider to determine your eligibility and guide you through the insurance maze of medical coverage. Premier Vein & Body participates with the following insurance plans:
- Blue Cross
- Freedom Network Select
- United Healthcare
- Preferred Physicians Network
Please note that a patient can still obtain insurance coverage for a vein procedure with Dr. Craig Schwartz even if we are out-of-network with one’s insurance as long as they have a PPO policy.
To learn more about varicose vein treatment that is covered by insurance, schedule a free vein screening* with Dr. Craig Schwartz by completing the form on this page or by calling (913) 270-1915. Premier Vein & Body by Schwartz is located in Leawood, KS and proudly also serves Overland Park, Johnson County and the entire Kansas City metro area.