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Varicose Vein Treatment

Varicose vein treatment is a limited benefit.

The following services may be covered benefits when used to treat symptomatic varicose veins:

  • compression stockings
  • endoluminal radiofrequency ablation (VNUS procedure)
  • endovenous laser ablation
  • stab phlebectomy
  • transilluminated powered phlebectomy
  • sclerotherapy

Laser, pulsed light treatment and sclerotherapy are not covered benfits when used to treat spider veins. 

If covered, the type of location where the services are provided will determine costs: outpatient office setting, ambulatory surgery setting or inpatient hospital setting.