How Should My Varicose Veins be Treated?

If you are struggling with varicose veins and feel like nothing is going to be able to make a difference in your life you should consider having a varicose vein treatment called Phlebectomy performed on your veins. Varicose veins are actually very treatable and can be removed almost fully in a very short amount of time with little recovery.

Many people think that varicose veins can not be treated easily; they are wrong. Phlebectomy is a simple process that allows a radiologist to go into your body and completely remove the veins that have become twisted and enlarged. The process is minimally invasive and patients are fine to go about their everyday tasks the same day.

How is it done?

During a phlebectomy procedure, a radiologist will numb the area that needs to be treated with a local anesthetic. These treatments are almost always done in an office and you will be released to leave following the appointment. In fact, you will be able to go about the rest of your day without a problem.

Once the area is completely numb the doctor will make very small incisions near the area where he sees each varicose vein. Using a small hook, similar to a crochet hook, the doctor will go in through the small incision and pull each of the veins out of the patient’s skin. Veins are very collapsible and can easily fit through the small incision. Because the incision is so small you do not need to worry about having to have them stitched up. The radiologist will likely just use some butterfly style bandages to hold the incision closed while it heals over the next couple of days.

Once the procedure is finished the doctor will wrap your legs in a compression wrap to keep them from swelling and keep everything nice and tight. You will need to wear compression socks for the next few weeks while your legs are healing and the veins are settling in. The left over veins will take on the blood flow that you were trying to use the varicose veins.

Benefits

Having your varicose veins treated will be beneficial in a few different ways. If you have been self conscious over the way your legs appear because of the veins you can count on regaining your self confidence. You may have also been experiencing very tired and heavy legs. The slowed blood flow that the veins were causing are what have been making your legs feel that way. When the veins are removed and the blood flow starts to regain pressure you should feel a new sense of life in your legs. Having Phlebectomy done on your legs is a great way to make a big difference in your life.