Varicose veins are bulging, twisted veins visible just beneath the skin's surface. These veins are most commonly found in the leg, although they can also appear in other areas of the body. Varicose veins are a common disorder with minimal indications or symptoms. Varicose veins are cured with a combination of lifestyle adjustments and medical varicose vein stripping surgery.
Why is the procedure performed?
The procedure is performed on patients with the following symptoms of varicose veins,
Big veins are visible on the skin.
Swelling of the ankles and feet.
Pain on the legs, feeling achy or heavy.
Legs are tingling or cramping.
Itchy legs, particularly the lower thigh and ankle. This is sometimes misdiagnosed as dry skin.
Skin discolouration in the region of the varicose vein.
Varicose vein stripping surgery
Varicose vein stripping is a surgical treatment that eliminates varicose veins from the thighs or legs. It cures varicose veins and helps to stop their recurrence. The surgery is also known as vein stripping with ligation, ablation, or avulsion. Varicose vein surgery in Yeshwanthpur, Bangalore is available at Manipal Hospitals, visit today.
Before the surgery, the doctor will do a physical checkup. This can assist the doctor in locating the position of the non-functional valves.
Diagnostic imaging equipment is used by the clinician to acquire a clearer look at the veins and valves. A duplex scan offers good pictures of the afflicted veins, and the blood flow test can also be performed. This examination can also screen out any vein clots. This enables the doctor to examine the varicose veins in considerable detail.
It is vital to inform the doctor about any medication taken before the surgery. Some drugs may cause significant bleeding during surgery. Thus the doctor may ask the patient to discontinue them temporarily.
Varicose vein stripping is commonly done under anaesthesia, which might cause the patient to be lethargic for some hours.
The treatment to remove varicose veins takes 1 to 2 hours usually. A complicated procedure might take a long time.
Before the surgery, the patient may be given general or spinal anaesthesia, depending on the doctor's prescription. Anaesthesia makes the patient unconscious during the surgery. Although spinal anaesthetic numbs the lower half of the body, the patient stays aware throughout the process.
If the patient is given spinal anaesthesia and is worried about the treatment, the surgeon may prescribe an anxiety pill to take before the surgery.
During the surgery, the doctor will make many tiny incisions around the affected vein.
One cut will be made in your groyne. The other will be further down the leg, in the calf or ankle. The doctor will then insert a tiny, flexible plastic thread into the vein through the groyne cut. The thread will be attached to the vein and taken out via the incision in the lower leg.
The doctor will treat the wounds with stitches and apply bandages and suggest putting on compression stockings.
Recovery time is generally 3 to 6 weeks. However, healing time is determined by the number of veins removed and their position.
To alleviate the discomfort, your doctor will give pain relief medicines. They will also advise the patient to keep off their feet for 2 to 5 days after the Varicose vein stripping surgery. After four days, the patient can take off the bandages. Book an appointment with us today.