Why Vein Surgery Isn’t Surgery at All

Endovenous Laser Ablation (EVLT), Ambulatory Phlebectomy/Microphlebectomy and Endovenous Chemical Ablation are three types of highly effective and minimally invasive outpatient treatments for varicose veins. These procedures treat the root cause of your symptoms (the underlying cause), which means sealing off veins with unhealthy valves.

You may be surprised to learn these procedures aren’t actually considered surgeries at all. It used to be that painful vein stripping was the best way to eliminate varicose veins. This surgical procedure required general or local anesthesia and stitches where incisions were made along the length of the affected vein.

Five reasons why vein surgery is not surgery

Surgery is medically defined as an invasive treatment that structurally alters the human body by incision or damage of tissues. Here are five reasons why vein surgery isn’t really surgery at all:

  • Vein surgery is minimally invasive
  • Vein surgery does not require large incisions or stitches
  • Vein surgery does not require general anesthesia
  • Vein surgery can be done in the doctor’s office and does not require a hospital stay
  • Vein surgery requires little to no recovery time. Most people can return to normal activities on the same day

The skilled physicians at Carolina Vein Specialists are professionals in the diagnosis and treatment of varicose veins. The good news is most varicose veins can be treated in the office, while you are awake. All vein treatments are done in our state-of-the-art Winston-Salem or Greensboro offices. Most people will require multiple visits over the course of a few weeks. Each visit may last between 30-60 minutes depending on your specific needs.

Have you or a loved one been struggling with unsightly, bulging, ropy and painful varicose veins? If so, and you’d like to learn more about our minimally invasive vein surgery options, please call Carolina Vein Specialists at 336-218-8346. You can have beautiful, comfortable legs quickly, easily and without the pain of traditional open surgery.