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Most Varicose Vein Problems are Nonsurgical

Dr. Philip Coleridge Smith of the British Vein Institute (BVI) admitted that surgery is not required in most cases of varicose vein removal. Only a small majority of people should be advised to go through invasive surgery in treating varicose veins. As for BVI, they say that they prefer providing their patients with the least invasive treatment, which is the ultrasound guided sclerotherapy – a therapy that uses ultrasound to find the varicosity and inject a sclerosant to close the dysfunctional vein.

Vein specialists promise their patients that sclerotherapy is a vein removal procedure that has minimal pain and low to no rare post-procedural symptoms. When done correctly and efficiently, this procedure offers patients to be free from worries over varicosities. The doctor admitted that treatment results will last depending on how the patient will take care of his or her vein condition. There are certain methods to avoid and prevent varicosities from forming, and if the person is careful enough to employ such methods the treatment results may last longer.

There are several treatment procedures that can be employed to keep the skin free from varicosities, and vein specialists are familiar of such methods. Different methods are also applicable for different cases. Another treatment procedure for vein removal, that may not be familiar to health insurance companies, is the thermal ablation technique which employs VNUS Closure procedure as well as endovenous laser ablation. This vein removal procedure uses laser technology to close dysfunctional veins. This can be done to treat bigger problematic veins, as compared to spider veins.

It must be known that different vein procedures have different costs, depending on the kind of technology being used. Another recent innovation on vein removal is the use of a particular glue, referred to as the Clarivein procedure. The glue serves as the factor which closes a dysfunctional vein. This new technique promises patients faster recovery time as well as not having the need to wear compression stockings after the procedure, unlike all other vein treatment procedures where compression stockings are a must. However, since this new procedure is still freshly out in the market, more time is needed to see the long term results.

Specialists encourage their patients to maintain a healthy lifestyle by exercising regularly, eating right, and obtaining the right amount of sleep. Varicosities are also genetic. People who have it in their genes will be prone to developing them; it is just a matter of maintaining good health habits as a means to stay free from varicose veins. Being overweight can also be a risk factor for varicose vein development; that is why weight loss is advised for such patients. 

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