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Vein Removal

What To Expect After Vein Surgery

You will be sent home using bandages, which you should keep on for the next few days. The doctor will ask you to rest your legs as much as you can and keep them elevated.

The recovery time after this procedure is very short. It usually takes between two to four weeks. Meanwhile, you should follow all your doctor’s instructions.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What should I know before the procedure?

Talk to your doctor about any medications you are taking. If you are taking blood thinners, they may ask you to stop taking them some days before the surgery.

You should also ask someone to take you home after the procedure since you won’t be able to drive.

What are the risks of vein stripping?

Vein removal is a very safe procedure and side effects are very rare. However, there are risks as in any other surgery, like:

  • Infection in the treated area
  • Bleeding
  • Blood clots
  • Nerve injury
  • Allergic reaction to anesthesia

Who should not have vein surgery?

You shouldn’t get a vein ablation if you are pregnant, are too overweight, have an infection, or have a tendency to develop blood clots.

If you have any of these conditions, you should discuss with your doctor which treatment plan is the best for you.

What are the aftercare instructions?

Your doctor will give you some recommendations you must follow. These are some of the instructions they may give you:

  • Wear compression stockings for the next weeks.
  • Avoid getting your bandage wet.
  • Don’t drive for the first few days and avoid demanding activities.
  • Let your doctor know if you experience any unusual symptoms, such as fever, swelling, tingling, and worsening of the pain.

Is vein stripping the best option for me?

Ablation treatment is often recommended when the patient has large, swollen varicose veins. Depending on your case, your doctor may also recommend other vein treatments.

Are there non-surgical options to treat varicose veins?

In our vein clinic, we have different options that adapt to each patient’s needs. These include:

  • Laser treatment. Uses laser energy to heat and damage affected veins. These vanish after some time.
  • Radiofrequency vein ablation. Similar to laser ablation, but uses radiofrequency energy instead.
  • Sclerotherapy. It uses a solution that is injected directly into the veins, shrinking them and making them disappear.

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