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Do they use local anesthesia?
Some mild pain is experienced when the injection of local anesthesia is done, but then you generally feel nothing during the procedure.
Some procedures use local anesthesia and some are done with general anesthesia. The procedures should not be painful while being done, however, like most surgeries or procedures, you can expect to be somewhat uncomfortable the first few days afterwards.
They are not painful procedures. I perform most of my procedures without any sedation, just local tumescent anesthesia.
The current techniques are relatively painless using local anesthesia. Stripping and ligation are no longer needed to treat varicose veins.
Varicose vein surgery should not hurt. Combinations of oral sedation, local and tumescent anesthesia are used and are well tolerated. All procedures are usually done in the office.
Some mild pain is experienced for a second or two when the injection of local anesthesia is done, but then you generally feel nothing during the procedure. The day following the procedure some patients report a mild soreness in the leg. At one week follow up visit most patients report no discomfort except annoyance with the compression stocking