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If someone has had varicose vein surgery, can they come back? At any time? What are the odds of this?
Yes veins can recur. Either old veins can reopen or new ones can develop valve problems.
About 15% of patients can recur varicose veins.
Michael D. Ingegno
There is a recurrence rate after both varicose vein surgery and laser ablation. The report of recurrence varies anywhere from 5 to 15 percent. This recurrence rate depends on many factors, including type of procedure performed, genetic history and expertise of the treating physician.