Varicose Vein Surgery
Varicose veins are big veins that usually affect the legs, regularly on the calf and sometimes on the thigh. They are a result of damage to valves in the veins. As a result , blood can't travel up your veins as easily as it should and tends to pool in the leg. This cosmetic problem is more common in women than men.
Usually treatment is requested by most people due to the cosmetic appearance than the symptoms they produce. The varicose veins wont get better with out treatment, on the contrary they tend to get worse over time.
The surgical procedure most commonly used to treat varicose vains is called "ligation and stripping" and usually takes between 39 minutes and two hours, depending on the condition of the vein and if it is in one leg or in both.
The doctor will make a small incision in your groin at the top of your leg. The 'faulty' valve is tied off (ligated), to stop blood flowing through it, and the "faulty" vein in the thigh is then carefully pulled (stripped) out of your leg through a separate small cut lower down in the leg.