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A 35-year-old male asked:

Is venous insufficiency greater than 5cm/sec in gsv and ssv of both legs and attributes considered mild or moderate or severe require closure surgery

3 doctor answers7 doctors weighed in
Dr. Jeff Durgin
General Surgery 20 years experience
Venous insufficiency: 0-.5 is normal, 1-2secs moderate, and > 2 seconds is severe. If the numbers you give are accurate and your symptomatic it sounds like you would greatly benefit from ev lt or radiofrequency ablation. Please see a vascular surgeon who specializes in veins.
Dr. Norman Chideckel
Vascular Surgery 42 years experience
Venous insufficiency: yes specifically if you're having symptoms-throbbing, heaviness, tiredness, aching, cramping, swelling, and itching sensation of the lower extremities. Thermal ablation procedure would be recommended based on this information.
Dr. John Landi
Phlebology 47 years experience
Venous Insufficiency: If you have venous insufficiency due to reflux of the saphenous system of veins then you would be considered a candidate for a closure procedure. If you are reluctant to undergo a closure procedure which is an office based procedure done under local anesthesia then you may want to try support hose and , perhaps, vein supplements for several months. Venous insufficiency is usually progressive.

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