Cost restrictions of the NHS mean that getting NHS treatment for Varicose Veins is becoming limited. A grading system is used to determine how serious your symptoms are and in most cases, non-surgical options such as compression stockings are often advised instead.
Many patients are instead turning to private insurance to fund their varicose vein treatment.
Varicose veins are often classed as a cosmetic problem despite the risks they can cause to your circulatory health. Due to this reason, it is often unlikely that insurance will cover the cost of varicose vein treatment.
There are many benefits to self-pay varicose vein treatment including no waiting for authorisations and being declined because you are not severe enough and having a wider choice of treatment options.
To find out more about insurance cover for varicose veins click here.