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Will my insurance cover my surgery for the treatment of varicose veins?
13 doctors weighed in

Dr. Lornell Hansen
Phlebology
4 doctors agree
In brief: Yes
Most insurances will cover procedures to close or remove varicose veins.
Many insurances will require you to try conservative treatment prior to any treatment for 3 to 6 months. Conservative measures include wearing graduated compression stockings, over the counter anti-inflammatory medications, elevation of your legs and walking 30 to 60 minutes per day.

In brief: Yes
Most insurances will cover procedures to close or remove varicose veins.
Many insurances will require you to try conservative treatment prior to any treatment for 3 to 6 months. Conservative measures include wearing graduated compression stockings, over the counter anti-inflammatory medications, elevation of your legs and walking 30 to 60 minutes per day.
Dr. Lornell Hansen
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2 comments
Dr. Ted King
Many times, yes, but not always and never for spider veins
Dr. Timothy Mountcastle
Yes for varicose veins and no for spider veins. You are responsible for your own deductible.
Dr. Ted King
Phlebology
2 doctors agree
In brief: Many times, yes
Insurance companies will often cover treatment for varicose veins if they are causing trouble.
Varicose veins often cause pain, heaviness, cramping, and restless legs syndrome. They can also cause swelling, discolored skin, bleeding and ulcers. If you have varicose veins and any of these you should see a vein treatment specialist (phlebologist) who can help you with treatment and insurance.

In brief: Many times, yes
Insurance companies will often cover treatment for varicose veins if they are causing trouble.
Varicose veins often cause pain, heaviness, cramping, and restless legs syndrome. They can also cause swelling, discolored skin, bleeding and ulcers. If you have varicose veins and any of these you should see a vein treatment specialist (phlebologist) who can help you with treatment and insurance.
Dr. Ted King
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Dr. Richard Mueller
Phlebology
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Usually
Any the procedure has to be preauthorized with insurance, except for medicare.
In most cases as long as symptoms or skin damage is documented various treatment modalities for vein disease are typically covered. However there are significant variations in coverage patterns by different insurance plans.

In brief: Usually
Any the procedure has to be preauthorized with insurance, except for medicare.
In most cases as long as symptoms or skin damage is documented various treatment modalities for vein disease are typically covered. However there are significant variations in coverage patterns by different insurance plans.
Dr. Richard Mueller
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Dr. Khashayar Salartash
Surgery - Vascular
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Most likely
Depending on the symptoms that you are experiencing, your insurance will most likely cover your surgery.

In brief: Most likely
Depending on the symptoms that you are experiencing, your insurance will most likely cover your surgery.
Dr. Khashayar Salartash
Dr. Khashayar Salartash
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Dr. Norman Chideckel
Surgery - Vascular
In brief: Varicose veins
insurance may cover some treatments depending on medical necessity

In brief: Varicose veins
insurance may cover some treatments depending on medical necessity
Dr. Norman Chideckel
Dr. Norman Chideckel
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Dr. John Landi
Phlebology
In brief: Insurance/Var.Veins
Varicose vein treatment will be covered by most insurance companies if certain criteria are met including symptoms, severity of the veins ( we grade veins by several methods), a failure to respond to medical management such as diet, exercise and wearing support hose, and whether or not the veins interfere with your usual activities.
See a vein specialist for a vein evaluation with an ultrasound.

In brief: Insurance/Var.Veins
Varicose vein treatment will be covered by most insurance companies if certain criteria are met including symptoms, severity of the veins ( we grade veins by several methods), a failure to respond to medical management such as diet, exercise and wearing support hose, and whether or not the veins interfere with your usual activities.
See a vein specialist for a vein evaluation with an ultrasound.
Dr. John Landi
Dr. John Landi
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Dr. Thomas Wright
Phlebology
In brief: Most with Symptoms
Medical Insurance does not cover treatments for cosmetic improvements only.
Most will cover treatment of varicose veins that cause symptoms that are affecting your life. Insurance companies erect many hurdles to getting this care , pre certifications and other limitations, but ultimately pay because varicose veins can effect your overall health.

In brief: Most with Symptoms
Medical Insurance does not cover treatments for cosmetic improvements only.
Most will cover treatment of varicose veins that cause symptoms that are affecting your life. Insurance companies erect many hurdles to getting this care , pre certifications and other limitations, but ultimately pay because varicose veins can effect your overall health.
Dr. Thomas Wright
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