Insurance Covers Evaluation and Treatment of Varicose Veins

A frequent concern for patients undergoing varicose vein treatment is whether it is covered by insurance. Fortunately, most insurance companies do cover screening and treatment of venous disease as it can be a serious medical condition that should not be left untreated. Individuals who visit my Prescott office often show signs of complications from varicose veins and are in need of swift treatment. Some of these complications include: darkening or rashes of the skin on the legs, leg ulcers, or blood clots in the veins.

The initial screening involves mapping of the veins with Duplex Ultrasound and ruling out any complicating medical conditions. Once this has been completed, the information is sent to the insurance company for precertification and we can usually schedule treatment within a week. The next step is the procedure itself, which involves treatment with a laser that seals off the affected veins. Smaller, varicose veins that branch off the main trunk are treated with a foaming agent called Polidocanol. It is administered into the veins with a butterfly needle and the vein walls become irritated and seal shut. By performing these treatments, we are able to relieve leg pain and restless legs and prevent skin changes of venous disease, leg ulcers and blood clots from forming in the legs.

If you suffer from varicose vein symptoms, including aching, leg cramps, rash, and/or brown coloring, I urge you to schedule a free consultation. You may also browse my website to learn more regarding insurance coverage for varicose and spider veins.