Varicose vein removal and sclerotherapy are minimally invasive procedures performed to remove varicose veins. These procedures are usually performed to relieve pain or other symptoms that varicose veins may cause. Varicose vein removal can also help prevent or treat vascular disease. Varicose vein sclerotherapy is a procedure in which a solution is injected into the varicose vein to reduce or remove it.
Varicose vein removal and sclerotherapy are often performed together. Most varicose vein removals are performed on an outpatient basis, which means the patient is discharged the same day.
Varicose vein removal is a procedure that is usually performed under local or general anesthesia. There are several techniques for varicose vein removal, but the most common method is the stripping method. In the stripping method, a small incision is made in the skin, and then an instrument is inserted into the varicose vein. The instrument is then attached to both ends of the varicose vein and pulled out. In some cases, further surgery may be required to complete treatment.
Varicose vein sclerotherapy is another method of treating varicose veins. Varicose vein sclerotherapy involves injecting a solution into the varicose vein to reduce or remove it. The solution is inserted through a small incision in the skin and directed into the varicose vein. The varicose vein is then treated with a needle or laser. Varicose vein sclerotherapy is less invasive than varicose vein removal and does not require sutures.
Varicose vein removal and sclerotherapy are effective treatments for varicose veins. Usually, no complications are expected, but there may be some side effects such as swelling, bruising, discoloration or itching. Varicose vein treatment should be performed by an experienced physician to avoid complications.