Patients with painful or unattractive varicose veins have several treatment options from which to choose. One popular procedure is vein ligation and stripping, which is an outpatient surgical procedure that is normally performed using local anesthesia. This simple procedure involves either tying off damaged veins, removing damaged veins, or a combination of both. Vein ligation, or tying off of veins, can be performed on veins with minimal damage, while more severely damaged veins generally require removal through vein stripping.
Varicose veins are bulging veins near the surface of the skin and can be a symptom of issues in the deep veins of the legs; therefore, when patients seek vein ligation and stripping, or other treatment for varicose veins, vein specialists will generally perform diagnostic testing or use diagnostic imagining, such as ultrasound, to map the vein system in the legs and seek out possible underlying problems. If issues are found, more in depth procedures may be required; however, if no underlying issues are present, the patient may be a good candidate for vein ligation and stripping. This minor surgical procedure does not require lengthy downtime and patients are encouraged to participate in light physical activity immediately after the treatment session. Compression stockings must be worn after the procedure, usually for two to six weeks, but patients are typically able to return to work or normal activities within a few days.
Because varicose veins can indicate other more serious conditions, it is imperative that patients consult with a local vein specialist to determine the extent of vein damage and the appropriate treatment plan. To learn more about vein ligation and stripping, and to determine whether or not this is the right treatment for you, schedule a consultation with a vein specialist in your area.
About Goodman Vein & Laser Center, LLC
West Springfield varicose veins and spider veins treatment available at Goodman Vein & Laser Center has helped patients find relief from these venous conditions safely and effectively. Each individual who receives treatment is treated using proven equipment and materials to help ensure their safety and well-being throughout the treatment process at this facility. Those who would like to learn more about the facility and how treatments are performed should seek consultation with a vein specialist on staff at this West Springfield varicose veins treatment facility.
There are several West Springfield varicose veins and spider veins treatments available at this clinic including ambulatory phlebectomy, endovenous laser ablation, foam sclerotherapy, EVLT, laser and light therapy and VNUS. For a complete list of treatments and procedures available at this facility, patients should seek consultation with a member of the medical staff. Each medical professional is highly trained and eager to help patients achieve their goals.