Varicose Veins Treatment
Varicose veins are blood vessels that become enlarged and twisted with a bluish-purple discoloration. Varicose veins can form anywhere in the body, but commonly they occur on the leg. Veins consist of one-way valves that prevent backflow of blood. Varicose veins are a result of blood accumulating in the veins due to leakage in the one-way valves. Puberty, hormonal changes, weight gain, lack of physical activity, pregnancy, hormone therapy, and sitting or standing for long periods of time are some of the factors that lead to varicose veins.
Radiofrequency ablation is a minimally invasive procedure performed to seal varicose veins with heat generated from radiofrequency energy. After the varicose veins are sealed, blood starts flowing to the healthy veins.
Stab phlebecotmy is a minimally invasive procedure that uses a scalpel or needle to make several tiny incisions through which varicose veins are removed.
Vein Stripping and Ligation
Vein stripping and ligation is a minor surgery. When several valves in the vein or the vein itself is heavily damaged this procedure may be used. One or more incisions are made over the damaged vein and the vein is tied off (ligated) and removed.