Surgical Vein Ligation and Stripping

Vein ligation and stripping are surgical interventions for varicose veins that cannot be treated by other measures. It is performed to provide:

  • Minimization of deep vein thrombosis (DVT) and other clots
  • Relief from leg pain and fatigue
  • Relief from skin disorders such as ulceration and bleeding
  • Improved appearance

During the procedure, the varicose veins just under the skin are tied off and removed. Several small incisions are made along the leg to remove the veins. When the varicose veins are tied off and removed, blood flows through the deep veins and back to the heart.

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