A lot of women and men who have varicose veins are concerned about the costs of vein removal treatment. It’s important to understand that there are different ways to approach vein removal and that the costs incurred and outcomes achieved differ greatly depending on which approach you choose.
Traditional Vein Surgery
Traditionally, vein removal techniques required hospital admission and surgery under a general anaesthetic. Some doctors still perform this procedure.
The procedure of surgical stripping completely removes the varicose vein and requires up to four weeks of recovery time. It is a painful procedure with associated risks of general anaesthetic, the potential for DVT development due to immobility, time off work and normal daily activities, requirements for significant pain management, and risks of bruising, swelling, bleeding, and infection. The recurrence rate after surgical vein removal is abou 30%.
Vein stripping is also an expensive procedure. While Medicare does cover some of the costs, and most Private Health Fund policies cover hospital admissions and some of the gap payment, if you elect to have vein stripping surgery, your financial outlay will include:
- Surgeon’s Fee
- Theatre Fees
- Surgical Assistant Fees
- Anaesthetist Fees
- Hospital Admission Fees
- Pre-Operative Pathology and Imaging Fees
- Post-Operative Consultation Fees
- Compression Stockings
- Pain Medication and Antibiotic Fees
You will also pay in time – time off work, time away from your family, time off from exercise and your normal daily activities.
Modern Vein Removal Techniques
Varicose vein treatment has evolved significantly in recent years and the premium treatment alternative is a minimally invasive day-only, walk-in-walk-out procedure, which we offer at Crows Nest Vein Clinic.
The modern techniques we use for vein removal include:
- Endovenous Laser Ablation
- Ultrasound Guided Sclerotherapy
- Microsclerotherapy – to treat spider veins
Why opt for vein removal at Crows Nest Vein Clinic?
- Significantly lower recurrence rates than surgery (3-10%)
- Walk-in-walk-out day procedure
- Short waiting time for treatment
- Expert, experienced vein specialist care
- No hospital admission
- No general anaesthetic
- No time off work required
- No time away from family
- No stitches
- No scars
- Minimal (if any) pain relief required
- Immediate return to mobility, so lower risk of DVT
- Significantly lower cost
Costs at Crows Nest Vein Clinic
Varicose vein removal has never been easier or more affordable than it is when you choose to have treatment with Dr Nicole James and Crows Nest Vein Clinic.
Varicose veins are not simply a cosmetic issue, but also a medical issue.
As such, many of our services are covered or part-covered by Medicare – the amount available to you through Medicare Rebates will depend on your individual Medicare Safety Net.
Some Private Health Insurance Policies may cover some of the gap costs.
Example of Costs At Crows Nest Vein Clinic:
We can give you a better indication of the fees you’ll pay at your initial consultation, based on your individual needs.
Eliminate Varicose Veins with Crows Nest Vein Clinic
Crows Nest Vein Clinic is your superior option to remove painful, varicose veins. Conveniently based in Crows Nest and handy to public transport, we offer the most cost-effective, walk-in-walk-out treatment in Sydney for everything from spider veins to severe varicose veins. Our expert vein specialist Dr Nicole James has the caring, empathetic approach you deserve and she is committed to achieving the very best physical and cosmetic outcomes for you.
There is no need to live with varicose veins! Contact us now to book an obligation-free consultation with Dr James to discuss minimally invasive vein removal.
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