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How can you get rid of varicose veins on your legs?

15 doctors weighed in
Dr. Ted King
Phlebology
10 doctors agree

In brief: A process

First, you need a venous ultrasound to help determine the source of your trouble and the best treatment course.
If your underlying veins are amenable to treatment with endovenous thermal ablation (laser or rf), that is done first. Then your visible varicose veins are treated by phlebectomy or sclerotherapy.

In brief: A process

First, you need a venous ultrasound to help determine the source of your trouble and the best treatment course.
If your underlying veins are amenable to treatment with endovenous thermal ablation (laser or rf), that is done first. Then your visible varicose veins are treated by phlebectomy or sclerotherapy.
Dr. Ted King
Dr. Ted King
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Dr. Mark Nielsen
Phlebology
3 doctors agree

In brief: Treatment can vary..

While compression stockings can be used to help relieve the symptoms of varicose veins, the elimination of one's varicose veins themselves may potentially involve the following: laser or radiofrequency ablation, phlebectomy, and sclerotherapy, or a combination of these.
A vein specialist/phlebologist can help you with treatment decisions which are based on the findings of a venous ultrasound exam.

In brief: Treatment can vary..

While compression stockings can be used to help relieve the symptoms of varicose veins, the elimination of one's varicose veins themselves may potentially involve the following: laser or radiofrequency ablation, phlebectomy, and sclerotherapy, or a combination of these.
A vein specialist/phlebologist can help you with treatment decisions which are based on the findings of a venous ultrasound exam.
Dr. Mark Nielsen
Dr. Mark Nielsen
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Dr. Joel Gotvald
Surgery - Vascular
1 doctor agrees

In brief: See vascular surgeon

See a vascular surgeon to discuss your options, as they are they are the most highly trained vein specialists & can offer you all the treatment options.
To determine best option, u will first need a venous reflux ultrasound. Possible therapies include endovenous thermal ablation, sclerotherapy, phlebectomy, and incompetent vein ligations. Most options are minimally invasive & done in MD's office.

In brief: See vascular surgeon

See a vascular surgeon to discuss your options, as they are they are the most highly trained vein specialists & can offer you all the treatment options.
To determine best option, u will first need a venous reflux ultrasound. Possible therapies include endovenous thermal ablation, sclerotherapy, phlebectomy, and incompetent vein ligations. Most options are minimally invasive & done in MD's office.
Dr. Joel Gotvald
Dr. Joel Gotvald
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1 doctor agrees

In brief: Start with a consult

There are a variety of treatments available.
The exact treatment plan will depend on the pattern of disease present. Start with a consultation with a phlebologist, interventional radiologist, or vascular surgeon who is committed to treating vein disease. Evaluation will include a history and physical examination and an ultrasound examination, which should be done with the patient standing.

In brief: Start with a consult

There are a variety of treatments available.
The exact treatment plan will depend on the pattern of disease present. Start with a consultation with a phlebologist, interventional radiologist, or vascular surgeon who is committed to treating vein disease. Evaluation will include a history and physical examination and an ultrasound examination, which should be done with the patient standing.
Dr. Robert WorthingtonKirsch
Dr. Robert WorthingtonKirsch
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Dr. Norman Chideckel
Surgery - Vascular

In brief: Veins

Firstly need to determine source A venous Doppler sonogram will determine the source,if you have reflux then thermal ablation would be advised If no reflux then sclerotherapy would be a good choice

In brief: Veins

Firstly need to determine source A venous Doppler sonogram will determine the source,if you have reflux then thermal ablation would be advised If no reflux then sclerotherapy would be a good choice
Dr. Norman Chideckel
Dr. Norman Chideckel
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