What Does it Cost to Treat Varicose Veins?

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Varicose veins can be more than just a cosmetic concern. If left untreated, these twisted, bulging, often painful leg veins can lead to significant health issues, such as venous ulcers and blood clots. Despite the potential health complications of varicose veins, many individuals hesitate to seek treatment due to concerns about costs. Is there a way to get state-of-the-art vascular care affordably?

In this blog, we'll explain why treating varicose veins is essential and why cost shouldn't be a barrier to receiving expert vein care.

We spoke to Shaggy Nazemian, Vice President of Revenue Cycle for Center for Vein Restoration (CVR), about the cost of vein care treatment options at CVR. She has over 21 years of experience providing leadership in a variety of healthcare industries, ensuring accurate billing and strict adherence to mission, goals, and policies.

Are there variations in the cost of varicose vein treatment?

Shaggy Nazemian: “Yes, there are a variety of ways to treat varicose veins, depending on the severity.”

NOTE: At CVR, minimally invasive outpatient treatment options for vein disease are tailored to suit different individuals' needs and preferences. For example:

Ultrasound Guided Foam Sclerotherapy

This advanced technique is used to treat varicose veins by injecting a foam solution directly into the affected veins under ultrasound guidance. This method allows for precise targeting of problematic veins that may be deeper or harder to access with traditional sclerotherapy. By using ultrasound imaging, vein specialists can ensure accurate delivery of the foam solution, leading to effective closure of the veins and improved outcomes for patients.

Endovenous laser treatment (EVLT)

This minimally invasive procedure is used to treat varicose veins by sealing them shut using laser energy. During the procedure, a thin laser fiber is inserted into the affected vein, where it emits heat to close off the vein. EVLT offers a highly effective alternative to traditional surgical methods, with minimal discomfort and downtime for patients, making it a popular choice for varicose vein treatment.

Radiofrequency ablation (RFA)

Like EVLT, this minimally invasive, office-based procedure uses energy to heat and seal off the affected veins. During the technique, a catheter is inserted into the vein, and radiofrequency energy is applied to the vein wall, causing it to collapse and eventually be reabsorbed by the body. RFA offers a highly effective and less invasive alternative to traditional vein surgery.


A specialized foam medication is used in the treatment of varicose veins. Administered through a small needle or catheter, Varithena is injected into the affected vein, causing it to collapse and seal shut. This minimally invasive procedure offers patients a safe and effective alternative to traditional vein treatments, with minimal discomfort and quicker recovery times.

Ambulatory phlebectomy

During this outpatient surgical procedure, varicose veins are removed through tiny incisions in the skin that require only a band-aid to heal. Ambulatory phlebectomy is often reserved for larger varicose veins that cannot be effectively treated with non-surgical methods, providing patients with a durable solution for their vein-related concerns.

Consult a board-certified vein specialist

The above list is by no means the complete list of the outpatient treatment options available at CVR. Consulting a vein specialist ensures that patients receive personalized care, leading to optimal outcomes and improved overall vein health. Only through a comprehensive evaluation can your vein specialist determine the underlying cause of the varicose veins and recommend the most suitable treatment options tailored to the individual's needs and preferences.

How does insurance work for vein treatment?

Shaggy Nazemian:Most private insurance carriers, including Medicare and Medicaid, cover vein treatment at CVR; however, the patient might be responsible for some out-of-pocket costs, such as your typical copay or coinsurance.”

Also, some insurance carriers require prior authorization, but the office would handle this before your appointment.”

Note: It is important to understand that insurance coverage for venous insufficiency varies based on your policy and is typically categorized into “medically necessary” or “cosmetic procedures.” Medically necessary treatments address varicose veins that cause pain, swelling, discoloration, or functional impairment, and are usually covered by insurance. Treatment of unsightly veins is considered cosmetic and often not covered by insurance policies.

Are there any hidden fees for vein treatment?

Shaggy Nazemian: “No, at CVR, we are very upfront with our patients regarding our fees. We provide a cost estimation sheet, which outlines the estimated patient responsibility. And we provide this prior to the procedure, so the patient will know going into it what the estimated responsibility would be.”

Does CVR provide payment plan options?

Shaggy Nazemian: “Yes, we currently offer payment plan options in addition to Care Credit, which patients can apply for. If Care Credit or other financing options are not mentioned during your appointment, feel free to ask.”

What does vein treatment cost?

Consulting with the vein experts at Center for Vein Restoration is a proactive step toward addressing varicose vein concerns. Our team of vein specialists offers comprehensive evaluations and personalized treatment plans, ensuring patients receive the most effective and appropriate care for their individual needs—compassionately and affordably.

The cost of varicose vein treatments without insurance can vary. Here are the average costs for some common treatment options:

  • Ultrasound-Guided Foam Sclerotherapy: Typically costs around $350 to $500 per session.
  • Endovenous Laser Ablation (EVLA): Usually between $350 and $500 per session.
  • Radiofrequency (RF) Ablation: The average cost is about $1500 to $2000 per vein.
  • Ambulatory Phlebectomy: May cost between $1000 and $3000 per leg, depending on the extent and number of veins removed.

REMEMBER! Delaying treatment for varicose veins can worsen symptoms, leading to increased discomfort, complications, and potentially serious health issues such as ulcers or blood clots. It's crucial not to wait to address varicose veins to maintain optimal health and quality of life. Addressing varicose veins is important beyond aesthetics; it's about safeguarding your health and well-being.

What should I do if I have vein issues but am concerned about costs?

Shaggy Nazemian:Make an appointment for a consultation! You shouldn't suffer because you're avoiding getting care due to the costs.

Again, most insurance carriers, including Medicare and Medicaid, will cover the treatment outside of the out-of-pocket costs that you'd be responsible for—but we can offer payment options to assist you with those out-of-pocket costs, so don't suffer. Come visit CVR.”

Call 240-965-3915 to speak to a Patient Services Representative or schedule your consultation online at a CVR near you today.

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