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What is Vein Ligation?

What is Vein Ligation?

Vein ligation is a surgical procedure that involves tying off a vein in order to block the flow of blood through it. This procedure is typically used to treat varicose veins, which are enlarged veins that can be seen just under the skin’s surface. Varicose veins are often caused by faulty valves in the veins that allow blood to flow backward and pool, leading to the veins becoming swollen and twisted.

During vein ligation, the surgeon makes a small incision in the skin and ties off the vein using suture material or a special device. This effectively shuts off the blood flow through the vein, causing it to shrink and eventually disappear.

Vein ligation is typically performed on an outpatient basis, and patients can go home the same day. The procedure is relatively quick, taking about 30 minutes to one hour to complete.

Vein ligation is an effective treatment for varicose veins, but it is not appropriate for everyone. It is important to discuss the potential risks and benefits of the procedure with a healthcare professional before deciding if it is right for you.

Overall, vein ligation is a surgical procedure that involves tying off a vein in order to block the flow of blood through it. It is often used to treat varicose veins and can be an effective way to improve the appearance of the legs and reduce symptoms such as leg pain and swelling.  See your vascular surgeon for more information.

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