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Why are there so many ways to treat varicose veins?

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Why are there so many ways to treat varicose veins? There are many ways to treat varicose veins and the reason is that there are very many different sizes and shapes and locations of varicose veins. Long straight veins are treated one way with endovenous thermal ablation. Veins that are curved may need to be removed with tiny little hooks. Other veins that have made branches and grown very small are treated with sclerotherapy.

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