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Will my vein treatment require hospitalization?

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Hello! I'm Dr. Primepares Pal founder and medical director of Minnesota Vein Center. We're located in North Oaks, Minnesota. I am board certified in internal medicine and board certified in venous and lymphatic medicine. I've been in practice for over 20 years. The last 10 years, my practice has been dedicated to the treatment of vein disorders. Will my vein treatment require hospitalization? Fortunately these days, hospitalization is not required for vein treatments including treatment for varicose veins. With minimally invasive procedures, vein treatments including treatments for varicose veins have transitioned from the operating room to the outpatient or in-office setting. Self-care at home includes the use of compression stockings as well as regular exercise and intermittent leg elevation. With more severe cases of varicose veins that do not respond to conservative management, additional procedures such as injection of sclerotherapy, ambulatory phlebectomy, and catheter based procedures using radiofrequency or laser may be used. These procedures do not require hospitalization. Patients are treated using only local anesthesia with or without mild sedation. Patients are generally very comfortable and return to normal activities is encouraged as soon as possible.

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