Color Doppler study helps to determine which system of vein – deep or superficial – is affected. It helps to decide on the mode of treatment.
Some varicose veins can be managed by injecting sclerosing solution into the vein to help them close.
- Open surgery
- Laser Ablation
- Radiofrequency Ablation
Surgical treatment is needed if non-surgical measures fail to control or if there are complications. In open surgery the damaged veins are removed through small incisions. Recently less invasive procedures like Laser and RF ablation have become more popular and have shown good results. In cases of laser and RF ablation, no cuts are made. The laser or RF fibre is passed into the vein through a tiny needle hole and the veins are burnt by the heat generated. All veins cannot be removed or destroyed by surgical means. Even after surgery patient must wear compression stockings for 4-5 months to get maximum benefit.