What kind of anesthesia is used during Varicose Vein Surgery?

Varicose Vein Surgery . 8 answers . 4 years ago

Would I be put under, or is just a local used?

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

Just local anesthesia is generally all that is required.

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

Just local anesthesia is generally all that is required.


4 years ago by Center for Venous Disease - Glendale (View Profile)

If you schedule in one of our centers, we do not put patients under. Too many complications with general anesthesia. We use local.

4 years ago by Center for Venous Disease - Glendale (View Profile)

If you schedule in one of our centers, we do not put patients under. Too many complications with general anesthesia. We use local.


4 years ago by VeinSolutions - Edina (View Profile)

It depends on what procedure you have, if it is in a clinic or a hospital and other factors. Some are general anesthesia, some are local with sedation.

4 years ago by VeinSolutions - Edina (View Profile)

It depends on what procedure you have, if it is in a clinic or a hospital and other factors. Some are general anesthesia, some are local with sedation.


4 years ago by Angelo N. Makris MD (View Profile)

Most procedures are performed under local anesthesia. Occasionally I'll give an anxious patient some Valium.

4 years ago by Angelo N. Makris MD (View Profile)

Most procedures are performed under local anesthesia. Occasionally I'll give an anxious patient some Valium.


4 years ago by Miller Vein (View Profile)

Local anesthetic known as tumescent anesthesia is all that is necessary. Oral medications or light iv sedation could be used additionally. There is no need for general anesthesia for today's office-based procedures.

4 years ago by Miller Vein (View Profile)

Local anesthetic known as tumescent anesthesia is all that is necessary. Oral medications or light iv sedation could be used additionally. There is no need for general anesthesia for today's office-based procedures.


4 years ago by The Jacksonville Vein Center (View Profile)

Local anesthesia is the most common method. Some practices may use an oral anxiolytic such as Valium to relax you, but usually no. Sedation is used.

4 years ago by The Jacksonville Vein Center (View Profile)

Local anesthesia is the most common method. Some practices may use an oral anxiolytic such as Valium to relax you, but usually no. Sedation is used.


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

General anesthesia is usually not used in varicose vein surgery. A combination of oral sedation, local and tumescent anesthesia is used and the procedure is done in the office.

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

General anesthesia is usually not used in varicose vein surgery. A combination of oral sedation, local and tumescent anesthesia is used and the procedure is done in the office.


4 years ago by Laser Vein Center (View Profile)

The choice of anesthesia is a decision make between the patient and the surgeon. Depending on the procedure there may be a wide range of options while some types of surgery require a more specific choice.It depends on what procedure you have, if it is in a clinic or a hospital and other factors. Some are general anesthesia, some are local with sedation.
In general, medical care and surgery is designed to be minimally invasive, including reduction of risks and down time. This is very much the case in vein procedures which most often can be performed fully ambulatory under local anesthesia.

4 years ago by Laser Vein Center (View Profile)

The choice of anesthesia is a decision make between the patient and the surgeon. Depending on the procedure there may be a wide range of options while some types of surgery require a more specific choice.It depends on what procedure you have, if it is in a clinic or a hospital and other factors. Some are general anesthesia, some are local with sedation.
In general, medical care and surgery is designed to be minimally invasive, including reduction of risks and down time. This is very much the case in vein procedures which most often can be performed fully ambulatory under local anesthesia.

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