A 43-year-old member asked:
what is it like to have varicose veins removed by private clinic?
3 doctor answers
Dr. John Landi answered
46 years experience Phlebology
State of the art.: Varicose vein treatment is an office based procedure (private clinic) and usually no longer done either in a hospital or ambulatory care center. The procedure is performed under tumescent anesthesia which is a very dilute local anesthesia and sometimes an oral sedative is given. The procedure is done with a laser, radio frequency or rotating catheter and has minimum discomfort and downtime.
Answered on Oct 1, 2015
Dr. Joel Gotvald answered
24 years experience Vascular Surgery
Private clinic vein: Varicose vein disease is most often performed in a private clinic, but for more severe cases may be done in a surgery center under general anesthesia. Most private clinic experiences are very pleasant. You will be made comfortable by having the leg numbed with some injections of Xylocaine. Often valium or Xanax (alprazolam) is given to relieve anxiety related to the procedure. Most people are very comfortable.
Answered on May 3, 2016
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