Dr. Roy Varghese MS, DNB, Ph.D, FSVS (USA), Vascular Surgeon, Jubilee Mission Medical College, Trichur, Kerala answers varicose vein related queries.
This is Part 3 of 3. This section addresses surgical options for the treatment of varicose veins.
Compression therapy, Surgery, Laser therapy, Radio frequency ablation and Sclerotherapy.
For surgery 1 day hospital stay is required. For laser, RF & Sclerotherapy the patient can be go back to home on the same day, provided there are no other associated problems.
Normally it is not, but depends on individual characteristics.
With in 2-3 days you can return to normal life.
Depending on the size, duration and current condition your doctor will recommend the suitable treatment procedure.
By the time varicose veins are operated it would have progressed to a later stage (V/VI CEAP) and skin, muscle, bone and veins can get damaged. Wearing compression stockings after the treatment procedure help to prevent further damage and reduce the recurrence rates.
Depending on the condition at the time of the procedure, the recurrence rate varies from 0-5%.