Video: Will Insurance Cover Varicose Vein Treatment?

Dr. Harper discusses insurance and varicose vein treatment.

At Vein Specialists of the South, we participate in most insurance plans, most of which consider the initial venous evaluation and ultrasound to be a covered and necessary medical expense. Furthermore, our staff members are trained to assess your insurance plans to help you navigate through the jargon and determine if your insurance will cover your evaluations and treatments.

We also offer convenient payment plans and accept credit cards, including Care Credit, the healthcare credit card.

Treatment of vein disease is considered a medically necessary treatment by most insurance plans. However, prior to any treatment, we will coordinate with your insurance to determine your eligibility and advise you of any out-of-pocket expenses that you may expect from your treatment.

Insurance plans unfortunately consider the treatment of spider veins to be a cosmetic procedure, not covered under most insurance plans. Spider veins are typically treated with a process called sclerotherapy, a series of treatments that will effectively fade up to 70 or 80% of your spider veins. Some insurance plans consider the treatment of small varicose veins to be cosmetic too. The treatment for these small veins is usually a minimally invasive procedure, called an ambulatory phlebectomy, or it could be a series of sclerotherapy treatments.

For more information about insurance coverage, financing, payment plans and payment options, call our office and our knowledgeable, trained staff members will assist you.


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Dr. Kenneth Harper, founder of Vein Specialists of the South, has evaluated more than 22,000 patients and performed over 6,000 procedures since 2000. Dr. Harper is a leader in comprehensive vein care, having focused on diagnosis and treatments for varicose veins, spider veins, venous ulcers, and leg swelling since 1997.

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