Surgical Treatment of Varicose Veins

Manchester Varicose Vein Clinic specialise in Surgical Treatment of varicose veins.

Depending on where the problem is this involves a cut usually in the groin or behind the knee.

  • Ligation:the problematic superficial vein is disconnected from the deep vein.
  • Stripping:this only applies for the vein in the thigh and is removed altogether. In most cases this will be under general anaesthetic though not necessarily always.
  • Phlebectomy:this involves very small cuts over the visible veins to allow them to be removed. This procedure can be done under local anaesthetic; though if there are lots of veins to do it might be better under general anaesthetic. It can be combined with both endovenous and open surgery or done separately.