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Varicose Veins Treatment

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Varicose veins treatment, also known as varicose vein removal or vein stripping surgery is a procedure performed in order to remove varicose veins.

Varicose veins are veins that have become twisted or enlarged. Although the term usually refers to the veins in the legs area, varicose veins can appear in almost all parts of the body.

Varicose veins are quite common in the superficial veins of the legs, due to high pressure placed upon them when standing. This not only a cosmetic problem, but a health one as well. Without treatment, this condition can also lead to:

● Leg swelling
● Venous eczema
● Skin thickening
● Ulceration
● Deep vein thrombosis

Varicose veins treatment, also known as varicose vein removal or vein stripping surgery is a safe procedure, because most of the blood circulation in the legs area is done through the deep veins, not the superficial veins which are susceptible to becoming varicose. Therefore, the veins may be removed without any problems.

Varicose Veins Treatment Candidates

Varicose veins treatment, also known as varicose vein removal or vein stripping surgery is recommended primarily for individuals suffering from varicose veins. Individuals suffering from varicose veins are also affected from one or more of the following:

● Aching, heavy legs
● Swelled ankles
● Skin discolouration
● Redness, itchiness or dryness of the skin in certain areas
● Cramps
● Longer healing time for minor injuries in the leg area
● Restless leg syndrome
● White patches of skin around the ankles

Am I Suitable for Varicose Veins Treatment?

Varicose veins treatment, also known as varicose vein removal or vein stripping surgery is not recommended for patients who cannot be active after the procedure – this can increase the risk of deep vein thrombosis. Pregnant women should not have vein stripping surgery or varicose vein removal surgery because some veins simply heal by themselves after delivery.

Preparing for Varicose Veins Treatment

Before going in for varicose vein removal surgery or vein stripping surgery, patients need to undergo a number of tests, including ECG, blood tests and ultrasound scans. These tests are made in order to ensure that the patient qualifies for the surgery.

How is Varicose Veins Treatment Performed?

Vein stripping surgery or varicose veins treatment surgery can be done either under general anaesthesia or local anaesthesia, it depends on the location of the veins.

Once the anaesthesia kicks in, the surgeon will proceed to create one or more incisions in the affected vein area. Then, a special wire will be introduced into the vein, deep enough to tie to it. The wire is then pulled out, along with the affected vein. The tiny incisions are then stitched up and the area is wrapped in dressings.

A pressure bandage, along with a compression garment may also be applied. Patients can be asked to spend a night in hospital, under medical supervision.

Varicose Veins Treatment Summary

Anesthesia

Local or General anesthetic

Minimum Stay

2 to 3 days

Hospital Stay

Overnight stay is not required

Number of Trips Abroad

1 trip

Varicose Veins Treatment Recovery

The compression garment needs to be worn for at least 10 days after the varicose vein removal surgery. Patients will be able to return to work and normal activities in around 1 to 3 weeks after the procedure. Hot baths need to be avoided for the first 2-3 days after the vein stripping surgery.

Varicose Veins Treatment Risks and Complications

Varicose veins treatment risks and complications may include one or more of the following:

● Extensive bleeding
● Infection at the incision site
● Deep vein thrombosis
● Pulmonary embolism
● Chest infections
● Varicose veins recurrence
● Nerve injury in the surgery area

Varicose Veins Treatment Side Effects

Varicose veins treatment surgery side effects can include:

● Pain
● Discomfort
● Slight bleeding from the incision site
● Bruising

Varicose Veins Treatment Success Rates

The average varicose veins treatment success rate is around 89%.

Before and After Varicose Veins Treatment

Daily exercise is recommended to patients immediately after the varicose veins treatment. The exercise routine needs to start with short walks, before gradually returning to more physically demanding activities. Patients may feel their legs sore or painful while walking, but it helps to reduce the risk of deep vein thrombosis after the varicose veins treatment is performed.

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Varicose Veins Treatment Cost

Average Varicose Veins Treatment costs are € 356, based on Varicose Veins Treatment prices from 11 clinics. Cheapest Varicose Veins Treatment cost is € 50 where Varicose Veins Treatment prices can go up to € 630.

Varicose Veins Treatment prices vary greatly depending on the clinic and the location. For example, Varicose Veins Treatment in Turkey is a popular option where Varicose Veins Treatment costs as low as € 594. You can also find Varicose Veins Treatment clinics in Poland starting from € 630. Varicose Veins Treatment in Hungary is another popular option where prices start from € 50.

Please note that the Varicose Veins Treatment prices listed on FlyMedi are the average price for Varicose Veins Treatment procedures. Clinics may ask you to provide them with specific information about your medical condition in order to provide you a detailed cost estimate for Varicose Veins Treatment procedures. To receive a personalized Varicose Veins Treatment quote, please click HERE.

Varicose Veins Treatment FAQ

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Are there any non-surgical alternatives to vein stripping surgery or varicose vein removal surgery?

Yes, lasers can be used as a varicose veins treatment. Other options include elastic stockings, exercise and leg elevation, but these treatments are not as reliable as varicose vein removal surgery.

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What is the chance of recurrence after varicose veins treatment?

It happens to around 1 in 15 patients, over a ten year period.

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Is the varicose veins treatment painful?

Not at all, since it’s all done under anaesthesia. Patients will also be provided with painkillers which can be used during the recovery period.