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what is it like to have varicose veins removed by private clinic?

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Dr. John Landi
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
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Dr. Joel Gotvald
24 years experience Vascular Surgery
Dr. Landi is describing one of the types of treatments for venous reflux (endovenous saphenous ablation). There are many other treatments available, including vein injections (sclerotherpay) and vein surgical removal (vein phlebectomy). Private clinics often offer all the various treatments. The experience will vary depending on the type of procedure performed & the type of anesthesia utilized.
Oct 1, 2015
Dr. Joel Gotvald
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
Dr. Hratch Karamanoukian
30 years experience Phlebology
Vein treatment: Vein clinics can take care of varicose veins very effectively. Seek an ABVLM certified vein specialist, also known as a phlebologist.
Answered on Mar 24, 2016

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