Cost Of Treatments
This is covered by medicare, there is no out of pocket payment required
Ultrasound Mapping Treatment Cost
$310 you will get $126 back from medicare. There are no more ultrasound costs throughout the treatment
Cost $110 per pair and your leg is measured to ensure you have the right size to fit your leg. These stockings are fitted after your treatment. They are a stay-up stocking with your toes free (not enclosed) These are an excellent quality stocking and will last a long time. Some private health funds will cover the cost of this.
The cost is $580 per treatment, with a Medicare rebate of $90 to $192 per treatment depending on your safety net status. Severely affected legs usually require two treatments per leg. So for two treatments the cost is $1160 with a rebate of $192 – $390 depending on your safety net status.
Varicose Veins – Treatment by Ultrasound Guided Sclerotherapy
Costs $1200 per treatment, on average most people need 2 treatments per leg. So for treating a moderately affected leg the cost for two treatments would be $1800 with a rebate of $300-$1500 depending on safety net status. For two moderately affected legs, four treatments would be required costing $4800 with a rebate of about $2100.
Varicose veins are a medical problem and so Sclerotherapy treatment is partially covered by Medicare.
Varicose Veins – Treatment by Endovenous Laser and Ultrasound Guided Sclerotherapy
Always performed as a combined treatment, for one leg only (two visits on consecutive days) the total cost is $5000 with a rebate of approximately $1500 or more. If the second leg is done within the same calendar year, the cost for the second leg is $4000, with an approximate rebate of $1300. All follow up appointments and aftercare for this procedure over the following year are bulk-billed, even if further injections need to be given as a top-up.
At the time of your consultation (covered by Medicare), you will be given a much better idea of the total cost of your treatments. Keep in mind that you will most likely need to undergo ultrasound mapping so the extent of your vein problem can be established before a realistic cost is outlined. The mapping also determines if you are suitable for Laser or Ultrasound Guided Sclerotherapy which impacts on the costing quote.
The easiest way to see if you can benefit from Ultrasound Guided Sclerotherapy and Microsclerotherapy treatment is to fill in the Online Vein Consultation and we will respond as soon as possible with answers to your questions. You can also call the Crows Nest Cosmetic & Vein Clinic on (02) 99061555 to make an appointment for a Medicare only consultation.
The advantages of non-surgical techniques like Endovenous Laser Ablation and Ultrasound guided Sclerotherapy compared with the Surgical Stripping of the varicose veins:
- Much lower rates of occurrence
- Short waiting times for treatment
- Walk in walk out procedure
- No hospitalisation
- No general anaesthetic
- No time off work or away from family
- Very safe
- No stitches
- No scars
- Lower cost
- Continue normal everyday activities
- All you need is Panadol or Nurofen post procedure, 20% of people don’t need any pain relief
- Less chance of DVT as you are mobile quickly after the procedure