Varicose veins are managed with surgical procedures if endothermal ablation and sclerotherapy fail to relieve the symptoms. The most common technique is called ligation and stripping. This vascular surgery is carried out under general anaesthetic by a general surgeon. A small incision is made at the top of the varicose vein, usually in the groin. Another small cut is made near the knee or ankle. The top of the varicose vein at the groin is tied and sealed. A thin, flexible wire is passed through the bottom of the vein and then carefully pulled out and removed through the lower cut in your leg. This procedure can cause pain, bruising and bleeding. Serious complications are nerve damage and deep vein thrombosis.
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Private hospital run by Ramsay Health Care UK
Peterborough, PE3 9AQ
01733 261 717
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Varicose veins - surgery (one leg)
Veins clinic run by Veincentre Ltd
Cambridge, CB5 8AT
Huntingdon, PE29 6NT
Private hospital run by Nuffield Health
Cambridge, CB2 8AF
Private hospital run by Spire Healthcare
Cambridge, CB24 9EL