How Much Does Vein Treatment Cost?

At Empire Vein Specialists, we understand that your needs and goals for treating your varicose or spider veins are as individual as you are. We create individualized treatment plans by matching your desires for how you want to look and feel with the most effective treatments for your individual needs. The cost of vein treatment can vary based on several factors. The severity of your condition, the number of veins requiring treatment, the specific procedure performed, and insurance coverage will all contribute to the overall expense.

Your initial consultation will be performed by a vein specialist, and potential costs will be discussed at that meeting. If your vein treatments are considered medically necessary, insurance may cover a portion or all of the cost of your treatment. Please note: No work is done until the patient is aware of any and all costs.

Decoding the Variables in Vein Treatment Costs

The cost of vein treatments can vary widely. Some of the factors that affect cost include: 

  • The type of treatment performed (injectable treatments may cost less than procedures that use radiofrequency or laser energy)
  • The number of veins treated (more veins may mean a longer procedure and a higher cost)
  • The number of treatments needed (some procedures may require more than one treatment session to achieve full results)

At Empire Vein Specialists, we offer a variety of vein services to ensure our treatments are customized to the precise needs and goals of each of our patients. Treatment options include: 

  • Venaseal™ – This procedure involves applying a medical-grade adhesive directly into the vein.
  • Sclerotherapy – Sclerotherapy involves injections of a liquid into the vein.
  • Varithena™ – This treatment also involves injections but uses a foam agent for larger vessels.
  • ClosureFast™ – This procedure delivers controlled radiofrequency energy into the vein. 

How Much Does Vein Treatment Cost?

To determine your vein treatment cost, we offer a complimentary vein screening. During this initial visit, you will receive:

  • An initial ultrasound assessment to screen for any abnormal veins or venous insufficiency. This procedure is painless and takes only a few minutes to complete.
  • A brief consultation with one of our knowledgeable vein specialists who will review your ultrasound findings and discuss them with you. 
  • A review if the screening ultrasound shows venous insufficiency. We will answer your questions and recommend a formal consultation and comprehensive ultrasound if appropriate. 
  • A coverage review with a member of our dedicated insurance team who will provide information about coverage and pricing as well as any potential out-of-pocket expenses. We take the necessary steps to ensure there are no surprises on your final bill. 

After this initial visit, we will schedule you for a comprehensive ultrasound that takes about one hour to complete. During this appointment, we will precisely measure and map out the areas to be treated. One of our board-certified vascular surgeons will review the results of your ultrasound and approve your treatment plan so you can schedule your varicose or spider vein treatment.

Does Insurance Pay for Vein Treatment?

Many insurance plans do provide coverage for medically necessary vein treatments, particularly when varicose veins lead to discomfort, pain, or other complications. However, the extent of coverage can vary based on the specific insurance provider and the terms of the policy. If you are uncertain about your specific policy coverage, you can call your insurance company to get details. Our experienced team experts can also assist you with the verification service.

What does medically necessary mean? Varicose veins often appear as the result of an underlying vein condition known as venous insufficiency, also known as venous reflux. In addition to the visible veins, people with venous insufficiency may experience physical symptoms like: 

  • Aching or cramping
  • Heaviness
  • Swelling
  • Fatigue
  • Restless legs
  • Skin changes
  • Open wounds or sores 
  • Visible varicose or spider veins on the legs

These symptoms can range from mild to severe enough to affect your mobility throughout the day. When symptoms are present, they may indicate a higher risk for complications like blood clots or ulcerations. Treatment of the diseased veins becomes medically necessary to ensure the condition does not worsen.

During your initial visit, our team will perform an ultrasound assessment to determine whether your varicose veins are caused by an underlying condition such as venous reflux. In addition to assessing the extent of the vein treatment you need, we will also be able to give you a diagnosis you can take to your insurance provider. If your insurance plan has requirements that must be followed before covering a vein treatment, we will work with you to meet those requirements so you can take advantage of any insurance coverage you might have. 

Do You Accept Insurance?

Yes! We accept most major PPOs, some HMOs, Medicare, and IEHP. Our current list of accepted insurance companies is as follows:

  • Medicare
  • Blue Cross Anthem
  • Blue Shield of California
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Health Net
  • IEHP
  • La Salle Medical Group
  • Alpha Care Medical Group
  • Brand New Day
  • Primary Care Associates
  • Rios Southwest Medical Group
  • Vantage
  • Exclusive Care
  • Community Care IPA
  • Freedom Physicians IPA
  • All United Medical Group

Please inquire if your insurance is not listed.

If I Don’t Have Insurance, Do You Have a Payment Plan?

Yes! We offer Care Credit as a payment. Care Credit is a healthcare credit card that helps you take care of your health needs with convenient monthly payments.

Setting up payment through Care Credit is fast and easy. All it takes is a simple application before treatment. You can apply online or over the phone, and you will receive your credit decision within seconds. Once approved, you can use your Care Credit account right away. Care Credit offers reduced APR financing options of 24, 36, 48, and 60 months for larger purchase amounts. You can also take advantage of Deferred Interest/No Interest if Paid in Full promotional financing options by paying your balance in full by the promotional due date.

Out-of-Pocket Costs: Planning Beyond Insurance

You may incur additional costs for add-ons like anesthetic, compression garments, or medication. These may not be covered by your insurance plan, which means you will have to pay those charges out of pocket. 

At Empire Vein Specialists, we go over your full treatment plan at your initial visit so you know exactly what your final vein treatment cost will be before your procedure. We also work with insurance plans to ensure you understand what portion of your treatment might be covered by your insurance provider. 

Making Informed Decisions: Ensuring Quality Treatment Within Your Budget

When you decide to proceed with vein treatment, never choose your provider or vein clinic based on cost alone. To have the safest procedure and an optimal outcome, look for a board-certified vascular physician with the experience and expertise to provide you with the highest level of care, an accurate diagnosis, and an effective treatment plan. 

Fun fact: Over 97% of patients treated by Empire Vein Specialists have their procedure covered by insurance!

To learn more about the costs of vein treatment and the best vein treatment options for you, schedule a free consultation at Empire Vein Specialists. All of our physicians are board-certified vascular surgeons who specialize in customizing vein treatments for each of our patients to ensure the best results. No work is done

Empire Vein Specialists is the top provider of VenaSeal™, the leading outpatient varicose vein treatment in the USA.

To schedule a no-cost free vein screening, please call 1-800-VARICOSE (1-800-827-4267) or contact us online today.