Surgery treats the following Vein Diseases


Surgical stripping of the saphenous vein is a very old treatment for varicose veins and is done in a hospital setting, on an ambulatory basis and under general anesthesia. Nowadays, it is only performed under special circumstances such as very large or tortuous saphenous veins, or varicose veins arising from very large and tortuous branches that originate from the upper part of the saphenous vein.

What to expect during the procedure.

The procedure is done under general anesthesia in an operating room. It takes about 90 minutes and after the surgery, the patient goes to a recovery room where he stays for about 45 minutes.

Post treatment.

The leg is wrapped with an elastic bandage for one week. Pain needs to be treated with narcotics. It requires a recovery period of about one to two week for the patient to return to normal activities.

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