Vericose Vein Removal
Varicose veins are abnormally enlarged superficial veins usually seen in the thigh and leg. In the majority of cases, these large superficial veins are of a cosmetic nuisance. These veins connect with the deep veins of the leg and play a minor role in the transfer of blood to the heart. The veins become more prominent in the 3-4 decade of life and are more common in females.
Some procedures that your physician may recommend:
This form of treatment is a non-surgical procedure in which a solution is injected into the problem varicose veins or spider veins in order to cause its disappearance.
Endovenous Laser Treatment (EVLT)
EVLT works by heating the inside of the vein, which causes it to seal shut and disappear. This treatment requires that a very thin laser fiber be inserted into the damaged underlying vein.
Radiofrequency Occlusion also known as VNUS
This method treats the vein by heating them, causing the vein to contract and then close.
Laser and Pulsed Light Treatments
This form of vein therapy involves a light beam that is pulsed onto the veins in order to seal them off, causing them to dissolve. Successful light-based treatment requires adequate heating of the veins. Several treatments are usually needed for optimal results.
This procedure involves making tiny punctures or incisions through which the varicose veins are removed. The incisions are so small no stitches are required.
Transilluminated Powered Phlebectomy (TIPP)
The TIPP treatment is a minimally invasive procedure for removing varicose veins that is performed using the TriVex® System. Transillumination is a unique feature - much like a flashlight placed under the skin - that allows a surgeon to see, accurately target and remove varicose veins, then visually confirm the extraction.
During this type of vein surgery, incisions are made over the problem vein and the vein is tied off. This is done in order to cut off the flow of blood to the varicose vein, which in turn causes it to become less visible.
Vein stripping involves tying off of the upper end of a problem vein and then removing the vein.
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If you need pain relief, you can take over-the-counter painkillers such as paracetamol or ibuprofen.
The recovery time for your operation will depend on whether you have had one or both of your legs treated and the exact procedure used. You will need to take it easy for several days and not do any strenuous exercise, lifting or carrying.
It's important that you don't stand still for long periods of time for the first few weeks after your operation, and when you sit down, your feet should be higher than your hips. This helps to prevent swelling in your legs and reduces the pressure on your wounds.