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What are the effective treatment to varicose veins?

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Dr. Sendhil Subramanian
Radiology - Interventional
2 doctors agree

In brief: Treatments

Conservative therapy includes leg elevation and use of compression stockings.
More definitive treatment includes vein ablation, phlebectomy and sclerotherapy.

In brief: Treatments

Conservative therapy includes leg elevation and use of compression stockings.
More definitive treatment includes vein ablation, phlebectomy and sclerotherapy.
Dr. Sendhil Subramanian
Dr. Sendhil Subramanian
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2 doctors agree

In brief: Multiple

There are many safe medical and surgical treatments that include thermal ablation and also non thermal ablative techniques.
Foam sclerotherpy is also an option for this type of problem

In brief: Multiple

There are many safe medical and surgical treatments that include thermal ablation and also non thermal ablative techniques.
Foam sclerotherpy is also an option for this type of problem
Dr. Jarrod Kaufman
Dr. Jarrod Kaufman
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Dr. Joel Gotvald
Surgery - Vascular
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In brief: Several options

There are mutliple effective treatments available for varicose veins & the best options will depend on the size of your veins & the underlying vein anatomy.
First step is to see a vein specialist for ultrasound of your legs. Options include endovenous thermal ablation (EVLT or Venefit), phlebectomy, sclerotherapy, Clarivein catheter therapy, Varitherna, or Venaseal. Stripping is rarely needed.

In brief: Several options

There are mutliple effective treatments available for varicose veins & the best options will depend on the size of your veins & the underlying vein anatomy.
First step is to see a vein specialist for ultrasound of your legs. Options include endovenous thermal ablation (EVLT or Venefit), phlebectomy, sclerotherapy, Clarivein catheter therapy, Varitherna, or Venaseal. Stripping is rarely needed.
Dr. Joel Gotvald
Dr. Joel Gotvald
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Dr. John Landi
Phlebology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Close leaking valves

Varicose veins are a result of malfunctioning valves usually in the saphenous system. The first step in treatment would be to obtain a venous reflux ultrasound to make the diagnosis and help plan treatment which could be laser or radiofreqency closure of the valves usually with microphlebectomies and possible sclerotherapy or ultrasound directed sclerotherapy.
You should see a vein specialist.

In brief: Close leaking valves

Varicose veins are a result of malfunctioning valves usually in the saphenous system. The first step in treatment would be to obtain a venous reflux ultrasound to make the diagnosis and help plan treatment which could be laser or radiofreqency closure of the valves usually with microphlebectomies and possible sclerotherapy or ultrasound directed sclerotherapy.
You should see a vein specialist.
Dr. John Landi
Dr. John Landi
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