Varicose veins surgery
Varicose veins are veins that have become dilated by blood accumulates when venous valves that push blood toward the heart stop working properly. Varicose veins can be treated in different ways: surgically, with endolaser, etc.
Surgical removal of varicose veins can be done using different techniques depending on patient characteristics.
For very big varicose veins is usually used Stripping or varicectomy, which involves the removal of the affected veins. It can be performed under general or local anesthesia and requires a hospital stay of one or two days.
The CHIVA method involves making a ligature of the veins to move blood into the deep veins. It is usually performed under local anesthesia and takes only 15 minutes. Patients don’t need to stay in hospital.
There are other techniques such as laser treatment or sclerotherapy treatments, but you should consult with your doctor the best one for you.
BEFORE THE PROCEDURE
Patients must undergo a preliminary assessment and specific tests such as ultrasound to evaluate their case and the most appropriate technique for treating varicose veins.
Furthermore, they must undergo a standard preoperative study that includes blood tests, electrocardiogram, etc.
Also, if they have any chronic illness or regularly take medications, especially anticoagulants, they should inform the surgeon before surgery.
AFTER THE PROCEDURE:
Patients can walk again from the first day after surgery. They must wear a compression stocking and keep moderate rest for about three weeks.
Patients may experience pain or excessive sensitivity in the area that will disappear after a few days.