Surgical treatment method.
It remains an alternative method for severe cases, but in our time it is resorted to less and less. Incisions are made in the upper and lower parts of the varicose vein, and a large varicose vein is pulled out of the leg. In this case, general or local anesthesia is required, the patient spends one or two days in the hospital, and takes several weeks to heal. Surgically, you can remove a large area of a damaged vein, but usually small scars remain on the ankle and on the inside of the thigh.
One woman who had a varicose vein removed said that severe pain, scars and a long healing time disappointed her in this method. Three years later, she again needed treatment, but now she chose sclerotherapy and the results were much better.