Vascular surgery is surgery done on any of the veins or arteries in the body. While vascular surgery can encompass many parts of physical care and treatment, including treating major conditions, such as aortic dissection or aneurysm. It is most frequently used to treat more minor problems in relation to the veins. This treatment can eliminate both physical and emotional problems that can occur with varicose veins, and can improve one’s quality of life by increasing comfort and decreasing embarrassment. However, you will need to discuss the need for this procedure in depth with your practitioner before determining that this procedure is necessary.
The main difference between surgical and non-surgical ways of treating varicose veins lies in the choice between closing off the vein or removing it altogether. Many treatments for these troublesome and often uncomfortable veins today lean toward non-surgical methods, such as endovenous laser treatments, radiofrequency treatments, and even sclerotherapy. These treatments are minimally invasive, have low to no downtime. They typically come with far fewer risks than do surgical methods requiring larger incisions.
However, there are some times when a surgical solution to a venous problem is certainly necessary. For example, vein surgeries are most frequently used when the problem vein is very large. In this case, less invasive techniques often fail to work appropriately or adequately because the vein is too wide to close off effectively. Instead, the entire vein must be physically removed from your body.
Because vascular surgery is a permanent treatment option, it may be a smart choice if you care greatly about how your legs or your skin look. With surgery, you can get rid of the problem vein forever and immediately. While you may have a few small scars from the incision, these fade quite quickly.
In addition, vascular surgery for visible veins can lead to great physical results. It will get rid of any discomfort you had from the veins, such as restless legs or muscle cramps. This can make it easier for you to move about, care for your skin yourself, and stay active. Many patients love how vascular surgery can improve their quality of life in very little time.
Ambulatory phlebectomy is the most popular surgical solution for varicose veins. This is only a minimally invasive procedure that requires very small incisions to allow the surgeon to clip and remove the problem vein or veins. Only local anesthesia is needed for this short procedure. You are generally up and around quite quickly after this surgery.
If you believe that a vascular surgery may be the right choice for your needs, reach out to us here at Rejuveination located in Cincinnati, OH today. Contact us today and schedule your consultation towards improved wellness!