When most of my patients hear about Venefit (TM), a new treatment option for varicose veins, they’re impressed. After all, with less pain and bruising (compared to other surgeries), little to no scarring, and a high likelihood of returning to your normal activities in a day or two, what’s not to love?
But there’s always at least one question: the “insurance question.”
Will I have insurance coverage for varicose veins?
In many cases, the answer is “yes.” Here’s why…
CVI & Your Insurance Provider
You see, varicose veins aren’t a cosmetic issue. Don’t confuse them for spider veins, which are broken veins on the surface of the skin. Unlike spider veins, varicose veins are associated with serious health risks, including swelling, skin damage, stasis ulcers, open sores, internal tissue damage, and deep vein thrombosis (DVT).
These symptoms are behind a larger medical condition known as chronic venous insufficiency (CVI). Patients with CVI may have the symptoms described above – symptoms that can be remedied with a varicose vein treatment procedure.
Because there’s a close connection between varicose veins and chronic venous insufficiency, many insurance companies provide coverage for varicose vein surgery and/or treatment. As treatment modalities continue to develop, newer, more advanced technologies are able to offer better results and fewer complications. Oftentimes, these advanced treatments can be done at a lower cost than the old, traditional methods.
With Venefit, for example, patients don’t have to visit an operating room. The procedure can be performed in an outpatient facility, which may bring down the cost. Furthermore, general anesthesia isn’t necessary, bringing down the cost even more.
For more information about insurance coverage for varicose vein treatment, contact your insurance provider. You can also view a list of insurance providers that Valley Vein Center is associated with, or contact us for more information.
Please consult with your physician before undertaking any form of medical treatment or adopting any exercise program or dietary guidelines.