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What procedures are done to remove varicose veins? And how long does a person need to take off work after having varicose veins removed?

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Dr. Raffi Dishakjian
Surgery - Vascular
3 doctors agree

In brief: Endovenous Ablation

These days, a vein doctor, rarely resorts to surgery or uses a scalpel for removing varicose veins, because there are minimally invasive varicose vein treatment options that are usually performed in a doctor’s office.
According to clinical studies, vein removal with these procedures is safer, does not need hospitalization and general anesthesia, and results are more permanent than surgical techn.

In brief: Endovenous Ablation

These days, a vein doctor, rarely resorts to surgery or uses a scalpel for removing varicose veins, because there are minimally invasive varicose vein treatment options that are usually performed in a doctor’s office.
According to clinical studies, vein removal with these procedures is safer, does not need hospitalization and general anesthesia, and results are more permanent than surgical techn.
Dr. Raffi Dishakjian
Dr. Raffi Dishakjian
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Dr. Gregory Laurence
Surgery - Vascular
2 doctors agree

In brief: Simple office treatm

A varicose vein is ugly and can be removed with painless minimal invasion office surgery.
The real question is: why did the bulging vein appear? Can new ones be prevented? The answer to both it "yes". Varicose veins usually arise from a high-pressure venous environment caused by leaking valves. The cause is usually attributed to family history, hormone changes, or a "standing up" occupation.

In brief: Simple office treatm

A varicose vein is ugly and can be removed with painless minimal invasion office surgery.
The real question is: why did the bulging vein appear? Can new ones be prevented? The answer to both it "yes". Varicose veins usually arise from a high-pressure venous environment caused by leaking valves. The cause is usually attributed to family history, hormone changes, or a "standing up" occupation.
Dr. Gregory Laurence
Dr. Gregory Laurence
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Dr. Ted King
Phlebology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: No time off work

See a vein specialist.
A venous ultrasound of your leg veins should be done to find the cause of your varicose veins and make a treatment recommendation. A treatment option that helps symptoms but doesn't make the veins go away is compression stockings. Other more definitive options include laser or radiofrequency ablation, ambulatory phlebectomy, and/or sclerotherapy. Rarely is time off needed.

In brief: No time off work

See a vein specialist.
A venous ultrasound of your leg veins should be done to find the cause of your varicose veins and make a treatment recommendation. A treatment option that helps symptoms but doesn't make the veins go away is compression stockings. Other more definitive options include laser or radiofrequency ablation, ambulatory phlebectomy, and/or sclerotherapy. Rarely is time off needed.
Dr. Ted King
Dr. Ted King
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Dr. Raffi Dishakjian
Surgery - Vascular
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Endovenous ablation

These days, a vein doctor rarely resorts to surgery or uses a scalpel for removing varicose veins, because there are minimally invasive varicose vein treatment options that are usually performed in a doctor’s office.
According to clinical studies, vein removal with these procedures is safer, does not need hospitalization and general anesthesia, and results are more permanent than surgical techni.

In brief: Endovenous ablation

These days, a vein doctor rarely resorts to surgery or uses a scalpel for removing varicose veins, because there are minimally invasive varicose vein treatment options that are usually performed in a doctor’s office.
According to clinical studies, vein removal with these procedures is safer, does not need hospitalization and general anesthesia, and results are more permanent than surgical techni.
Dr. Raffi Dishakjian
Dr. Raffi Dishakjian
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