Spider & Varicose Vein Treatment Center near Chappaqua, NY
(Outlines the different types of surgical procedures most commonly used to treat and remove varicose veins from the legs)
Have your varicose veins become so large that they now require surgical treatment?
There are a number of treatment methods available for spider and varicose veins, and many of them require only a quick trip to a vein specialist and a speedy procedure. However, some cases of varicose veins, in which the veins have become very large and extremely painful, may require surgical intervention for complete removal. If you are wondering if surgery might be the best option to treat your varicose veins, call the Premiere Vein Centers to find out more about your options. Below is a brief overview of the most common types of surgery used to treat large varicose veins:
Surgical Ligation and Stripping: In this procedure, varicose veins in the leg are tied shut and then completely removed through small cuts in the skin. The surgery must be performed in an operating room with general anesthesia and recovery typically takes between one to four weeks.
PIN Stripping: In this type of treatment, a small instrument called a PIN stripper is inserted into the affected vein. The surgeon sews the tip of the stripper to the problem vein and when the stripper is pulled out, the vein comes with it. This procedure may be completed in a hospital or doctor’s office and may be done with either local or general anesthesia.
Ambulatory Phlebectomy: In this type of procedure, very small cuts are made in the leg and the problem vein is pulled out with hooks. Large varicose veins can be removed in this manner with minimal scarring, and only local anesthesia at the point of the cuts is required.
The type of treatment you select will depend largely on the size, severity, and depth of your varicose veins. To learn more about surgical intervention for varicose veins, contact the Premiere Vein Center of Chappaqua, NY, today.