Varicose and spider veins are not only unsightly, but they can also be painful. Many individuals opt to go through some type of vein surgery in order to remove their varicose veins. It is usually not possible to repair damaged veins. Since they cannot be cured, the best way to treat damaged veins is to remove them. When medical professionals use surgery to remove veins, their goal is to remove pressure from the veins in the leg. They do this by dividing, tying and sometimes removing the main skin veins. Patients should understand that blood flow is not affected because other veins will take over the job that the damaged vein was doing. Whether you opt for sclerotherapy, radiofrequency ablation or laser treatment, there are a few common things to expect before your vein surgery.
Before you go in for vein surgery, our doctor will order a number of tests to be done. The tests will be used for a variety of reasons. They will help the doctor to understand if you qualify for a vein surgery. You may be asked to have an ultrasound scan or go through an examination with a handheld Doppler. Other preoperative tests may include blood tests and an ECG.
Most individuals are able to go in for surgery in the morning and leave by the afternoon. If you enjoy relatively good health and you have someone to care for you, you will likely be able to leave the facility in the afternoon.
To prepare for the actual procedure, our specialist will provide you with pre-operation instructions to follow. These usually involve limiting or stopping the use of certain medications, as well as refraining from alcohol and other certain substances in the days leading up to the procedure. The actual operation is going to vary from person to person depending on what veins need to be removed.
Vein surgery has been able to help many patients not only eliminate pain in their legs, but they are able to get rid of bulging, red varicose veins. This will leave them with more attractive legs.
To learn more about vein surgery protocol, or to determine what treatment option is right for removing your veins, set up a consultation at the South Texas Vein Institute in Edinburg. Our team of professionals will be happy to address your questions and concerns as we determine together how our treatments can relieve you from your venous issues. Contact our office today to schedule your appointment to learn more.