How long do I need to be off work after a venous ablation?

VNUS . 6 answers . 4 years ago

Does the procedure have down time?

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4 years ago by VeinSolutions - Edina

If you are having just the closure procedure, a couple of days would be sufficient. If you are having phlebectomies as well, you may want to give yourself up to five days.

4 years ago by VeinSolutions - Edina (View Profile)

If you are having just the closure procedure, a couple of days would be sufficient. If you are having phlebectomies as well, you may want to give yourself up to five days.


4 years ago by VeinCare Centers of Tennessee

Most people can return to work the following day, but this varies from patient to patient. Talk with your physician about your specific job requirements.

4 years ago by VeinCare Centers of Tennessee (View Profile)

Most people can return to work the following day, but this varies from patient to patient. Talk with your physician about your specific job requirements.


1 year ago by Center for Vein Care and Surgery

In my experience, patients have very little down time with venous ablation. It is advisable to walk after the procedure, but not to go back to work that day. Someone should drive you home after the procedure. The patient may return to work, drive and perform their usual job functions the next day.

1 year ago by Center for Vein Care and Surgery (View Profile)

In my experience, patients have very little down time with venous ablation. It is advisable to walk after the procedure, but not to go back to work that day. Someone should drive you home after the procedure. The patient may return to work, drive and perform their usual job functions the next day.


4 years ago by Miller Vein

Usually you can return to work the next day. An exception would be an occupation that requires heavy lifting and bending.

4 years ago by Miller Vein (View Profile)

Usually you can return to work the next day. An exception would be an occupation that requires heavy lifting and bending.


4 years ago by Vein Specialists

It depends on the patient's pain tolerance. Some folks may return the same day while others may take a week or so. I generally recommend one-two days off work which gives patients time to recover without the pressure of having to return to work immediately.

4 years ago by Vein Specialists (View Profile)

It depends on the patient's pain tolerance. Some folks may return the same day while others may take a week or so. I generally recommend one-two days off work which gives patients time to recover without the pressure of having to return to work immediately.


4 years ago by Vanish Vein and Laser Center

It varies between patients and between men and women. Most patients can return to work within 48 hours and if their pain tolerance is good within 24 hours. Men, because their veins are usually more involved than women and because,in my experience, their pain tolerance is low, may take longer to recover.

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

It varies between patients and between men and women. Most patients can return to work within 48 hours and if their pain tolerance is good within 24 hours. Men, because their veins are usually more involved than women and because,in my experience, their pain tolerance is low, may take longer to recover.


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