Varicose veins are knotty, enlarged, and discoloured veins caused by blood pooling in the legs. The first line of treatment for varicose veins is usually lifestyle changes and compression stockings. However, if your varicose veins cause the following symptoms, your doctor may propose laser surgery.

  • Severe discomfort
  • Problems with the skin
  • Clots in the blood

Endovenous Laser Surgery for Varicose Veins

Endovenous laser varicose vein surgery is a technique that gets rid of varicose veins by using heat from a laser. Varicose veins are swelling, bulging veins that most commonly affect the thighs and calves. A laser is a light-emitting device that emits a tiny beam of radiation.

The varicose vein is closed and shrunk by laser surgery, which results in scar tissue within the vessel. This closes the vein. Instead, blood flows through other veins in the area.

Laser Surgery of Varicose Veins Risks

Every surgery entails some level of risk. The following are some of the dangers associated with laser varicose vein surgery:

  • Bleeding
  • Infection
  • Inflammation of the veins
  • Bruising
  • Damage to the nerves
  • Vein redness or swelling (inflammation)
  • Clots in the blood
  • Burns
  • Changes in skin pigmentation above the vein that has been treated

Depending on your overall health, you may face some other risks. Before your surgery, make sure to discuss any concerns you have with your healthcare professional.

What should You do in order to Prepare for Endovenous Laser Surgery

The technique will be explained to you by the surgeon. Any inquiries you have about the procedure can be directed to him.

You may be asked to sign a consent form giving approval for the procedure to be performed.

Your medical professional will inquire about your medical history. He may also perform a physical examination on you. This is to ensure that you are healthy before to the surgery. Blood testing and other diagnostic procedures may be required.

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