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Varicose Veins, Thread Veins, Spider Veins, PhotoDerm, Sclerotherapy, Surgery, Thrombosis
Varicose Veins, Thread Veins, Spider Veins, PhotoDerm, Sclerotherapy, Surgery, Thrombosis
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Surgical Treatment

Surgery for Varicose Veins

Duplex ultrasound examination will pinpoint the veins that require treating and these will be marked prior to surgery.

Usually performed as a day case or with one night in hospital as a general aneasthetic is required. Spinal aneasthesia can be used as an alternative in some cases.

A special Swiss instrument is used to perform inverted stripping, a method that causes less bruising and pain.

Smaller visible veins are removed with Swiss Oesch hooks which require a tiny nick in the skin and no stitches. These heal without scarring.

Compression stockings are worn for two weeks and patients may find it necessary to take 1-2 weeks off work. It is not permissible to drive for 48 hours but driving may be resumed when the patient is able to comfortably perform an emergency stop. It is advisable to walk regularly
throughout the day

Following surgery the remaining reticular varices and thread veins can be treated with sclerotherapy

Help! All these treatments! Which is the one for me?

Mr Philip Coleridge Smith DM FRCS
Reader in Surgery, UCL Medical School, London .
Consultant Vascular Surgeon BVI Medical Director
The West London Vein Clinic: Tel 0870 609 2389

 

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