Different techniques adopted for varicose vein surgery are detailed below
A surgical technique used to pull (strip) out the varicose vein through the incision
made in the knee or ankle.
Endovenous laser & radiofrequency ablation
This technique is used to destroy the deceased veins with the aid of laser generated
Scelorotherapy involves damaging, and thereafter closing, of veins with the assistance
of chemical injected into the varicose veins.
Liquid Sclerotherapy is the preferred option for treating smaller veins whereas
foam is used for larger ones.
Removal of affected, relatively small, surface veins by making small cuts (approx
1 mm) to pull out the veins is termed as Phlebectomy. This can be done on its own
or by using any of the above mentioned techniques.
Transilluminated powered Phlebectomy
This technique is similar to the Phlebectomy procedure with the added feature of
highlighting the affected veins by a tiny light illumination. A special suction
device with blades is used to sever and remove the varicose veins.
Similar to Phlebectomy this can also be done with other surgical techniques or on
its own for surface veins. Medical compression stockings are advised in the post-operative
- Medical compression stockings like
mediven struva 35
is suitable for post-operative usage under these medical conditions.
stockings are prescribed by the doctor if required, and the patients are measured
for the correct fit by specialist medical retailers (e.g. surgical appliance dealers):
the user’s leg circumferences are measured in several places so that the compression
stocking matches his anatomy exactly.