Varicose Vein Surgery and Treatment – Answers to the Crucial Questions

Several varicose vein treatments and surgical procedures are available for relieving the varicose veins, however not everyone with varicose veins is always an ideal candidate for surgery.

Let us drive to the point straightway – varicose veins are pretty much easy to identify. It can be cosmetic embarrassment for many people. Varicose veins may also cause some other health problem as well.

You can identify the varicose veins easily –

 

 

Painful signs and symptoms also include:

 

 

 

Symptoms can worsen after standing for a prolonged period. It is also important to mention here; varicose veins may also lead to the development of superficial thrombophlebitis. For the uninitiated; this is a blood clot along with inflammation of a segment of vein. A troublesome blood clot in the superficial veins are however easier to detect. You may feel an area of pain and tenderness in the varicose vein. There could be redness and swelling as well. Often infection within the vein may also occur. It is therefore always a good idea to visit a health care professional when you may develop any of these symptoms.

Well; this condition certainly not to be confused with a deep vein thrombophlebitis. Basically the deep vein thrombosis (DVT) is more serious because of the clot’s potential to travel toward the heart. This condition in fact requires emergent admission to the hospital for treatment with blood thinning medications.

When to see a doctor for varicose vein treatment?

Lifestyle changes and self-care such as exercise, wearing compression stockings or elevating your legs can help in easing the pain. However; if you are concerned about the aesthetic appeal or if the lifestyle changes and self-care measures have not improved your symptoms then it’s time to see a doctor.

Several varicose vein treatments and surgical procedures are available for relieving the varicose veins, however not everyone with varicose veins is always an ideal candidate for surgery.

For instance; if the patient is pregnant we recommend waiting at least 6 weeks after delivery before considering this option, because many of the varicose veins that occur during pregnancy will fade.

Surgery as typically the varicose vein treatment option is usually reserved for people who either don’t get relief from the lifestyle changes and home care techniques.

Most of the varicose vein surgical procedures are performed on an outpatient basis.

So what does the surgery involve?

The vein surgery involves either vein tying or vein stripping or pulling away (avulsion) of the smaller branches.

Yes; with any surgery, there are risks and benefits and all these should be discussed thoroughly with the health care professionals and with the specialist involved.

Recovery after varicose vein surgery

Doesn’t really matter if your condition is an advanced one, if it has been affecting the great saphenous vein (GSV), if it has resulted in bulging and twisted veins – your days of achy legs are nearly over! Recent innovations like laser ablation, phlebectomy, and sclerotherapy, offer effective, safe and also the minimally invasive methods for treating varicose veins on an outpatient level.

Varicose vein treatment and surgery in Huntington Beach is minimally invasive and patients return home within hours. Patients also experience minimal pain with very little down time.

How long does it take to recover from a Varicose Vein Treatment?

Well; that depends on which procedure you undergo. In fact the goal of postoperative care helps in minimizing side effects and in reducing the risk of complications.

Get well soon!

Author
Dr. Chane

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