“How much will the cost of vein treatment be for me?” The answer to this question depends largely on the procedure being done, and whether insurance has deemed it to be “medically necessary.”
Vein issues can be a painful and uncomfortable issue for
However, it is important to understand which procedures are
more likely to be considered medically necessary by your insurance provider
ahead of time.
What are Varicose Veins?
Varicose veins occur when there is an issue with the proper blood flow through the veins in your body.
When the blood flow is affected, it can cause blood to pool in a certain area which enlarges the size of your veins, and can have unsightly and painful side effects.
Cosmetic vs. Medically Necessary
Veins which are deeper in the body are responsible for
carrying more blood throughout the body.
When these veins are not functioning properly (varicose
veins) it can cause extreme pain and discomfort.
Spider veins are compromised veins which tend to be closer to the surface and are typically no more than a superficial burden for the patient.
Because of this, many insurance plans consider spider vein
removal to be more of a cosmetic treatment option.
The treatment of varicose veins, however, is usually
considered “medically necessary” by most plans.
How Much Will My Vein Treatment Cost?
At the end of the day, the only way to understand the potential cost of vein treatment from addressing your vein issues are to visit with a vein expert and receive an ultrasound examination.
Once completed, your doctor can identify which treatment
options are best for you based on your vein condition and insurance coverage
At The Vein Center of Maryland, our team of vein doctors are
available to meet with you in order to diagnose and treat your vein issues.
If you would like to schedule a consultation at one of our locations, contact our office online or call The Vein Center of Maryland today at (410) 970-2314.