Can the veins come back after the surgery?

Varicose Vein Surgery . 2 answers . 3 years ago

If someone has had varicose vein surgery, can they come back? At any time? What are the odds of this?

ANSWERS FROM DOCTORS


2 years ago by General Vascular Surgery Group

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

2 years ago by General Vascular Surgery Group (View Profile)

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


2 years ago by Vanish Vein and Laser Center

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.

2 years ago by Vanish Vein and Laser Center (View Profile)

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.


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