Dr. Navarro recalls if medical insurance will cover varicose vein treatments.
If they are real varicose veins of a certain size, and you can, you prove through Doppler or ultrasound that the valves do not work, that there is a called reflux, yes, most insurance companies will cover the procedures. Certainly they will cover the endovenous laser ablation or Endolaser ™. They will cover what’s called mini-phlebectomy in which means through little nicks we remove and hooks, we remove on the local anesthesia part of the vein and may cover sclerotherapy. Insurances do not like, even for medical reasons, to cover sclerotherapy since they consider that most of the sclerotherapy is done for cosmetic reasons.
About Dr. Navarro, M.D., F.A.C.S.:
Luis Navarro, M.D., F.A.C.S., is the Founder and Medical Director of The Vein Treatment Center, established in 1982. Dr. Navarro is a General Surgeon, originally board certified in 1976. He is also a senior Clinical Instructor of Surgery at Mount Sinai School of Medicine. He completed his residency at Mount Sinai Hospital in New York, where he was Chief Surgical Resident. Dr. Navarro graduated cum laude from the University of Barcelona Medical School in his native Spain. He is affiliated with Beth Israel Medical Center and Lenox Hill Hospital. Dr. Navarro is a Diplomate of the American College of Surgeons and a member of the American College of Phlebology, International Union of Phlebology, Canadian Society of Phlebology, American Society of Laser Medicine, and numerous other venous-related societies.