Treatment of Varicose Veins – Diagnosis, Surgery and Recovery – Dr Shashank Sunil Kari


Treatment of Varicose Veins – Diagnosis, Surgery and Recovery –

Varicose veins, is a medical condition in which peripheral blood vessels become enlarged and

twisted. Although usually only a cosmetic disease, in some cases they cause fatigue, pain,

itching and nightly leg cramps. Varicose Veins, is a medical condition in which peripheral blood

vessels become enlarged and twisted. Although usually only a cosmetic disease, in some cases

they cause fatigue, pain, itching and nightly leg cramps.


What is Varicose Veins Treatment?

During the treatment of varicose veins, a vascular surgeon removes the damaged veins. This

treatment prevents future complications like ulcers, blood clots. This usually happens if varicose

veins are not treated on time. There are various techniques like vein ligation, vein stripping,

transilluminated powered phlebectomy, and laser ablation through which varicose veins can be

treated and the surgeon can advise after assessing the severity of the condition.


Diagnosis before Varicose Veins Surgery:

A Vascular surgeon will diagnose your condition by performing a physical exam to check for

swelling in your legs while standing and asking you to describe the discomfort or pain you are

experiencing. Doctors may recommend certain diagnostic tests to find out the severity of

varicose veins. Some of the diagnostic tests are-

Doppler Test: This test uses ultrasound to determine blood flow in the veins in the arms, legs,

and large arteries. It is a simple, non-invasive test, and is generally well tolerated by patients.

The water-soluble gel is placed on a handheld device called a transducer. Once passed over

the skin over the blood vessels, it directs the sound-waves into the artery or veins.

Ultrasound scan: This scan helps in conducting a detailed examination of the deep veins,

especially if the patient has a history of deep vein thrombosis. Vascular ultrasound can help

identify damaged valves and abnormal blood in the body.


Why is Varicose Veins Treatment Necessary?

Treatment for varicose veins is essential because if left untreated, the condition can lead to

several complications:

  • Increased pain and swelling
  • Skin ulcers
  • Spontaneous bleeding
  • Peripheral thrombophlebitis (ST)
  • Lipodermatosclerosis
  • Blood clotting
  • Deep vein thrombosis is deep vein thrombosis


Minimally invasive laser treatment for Varicose veins.!

Laser treatment for varicose veins undergoing advanced treatment is more convenient than

traditional varicose vein surgery. Some of them are-

  • Advanced varicose vein treatment is performed with a minimally invasive

technique that involves small incisions.

  • Advanced varicose veins treatment has a faster recovery period compared to

traditional varicose veins surgery.

  • Chances of bleeding are very less than conventional surgery method.
  • The success rate is higher and better than conventional surgical techniques.
  • Advanced varicose vein treatments are performed in an outpatient procedure,

where you can go home the same day as surgery.

Following are some general tips to help you have a smooth recovery period after varicose veins


  • Avoid sitting or standing for long periods of time as it affects blood circulation.
  • Take regular breaks and stretch your legs frequently to get the blood flowing.
  • Elevate the legs to make it easier for the veins to pump blood in an upward direction.
  • You can elevate your legs while sitting or lying down.
  • Try to lose weight and maintain a healthy weight to reduce the pressure inside the blood


  • Quit smoking completely and stop using other tobacco based products as they damage

blood vessels and weaken them.

  • Being physically active improves blood circulation throughout the body.
  • Wear compression stockings if you have to stand or sit for long periods of time due to



Dr Shashank Sunil Kari.,MS.DrNB.

Lead Consultant Vascular & Endovascular Surgeon

Head Of Vascular Department

Sou.Mandakini Memorial Clinic

A Unit of Mandakini Medi Engg Health Pvt Ltd

Bhagya Plaza, NCM, Hubballi.-29

Mobile: 9945899973

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