The venous surgery of the lower limbs for the removal of varicose veins can be carried out by several methods of increasing complexity.
Ambulatory phlebotomy is a surgical method for removal of superficial varices. It is usually performed under local anesthesia. Small incisions that do not leave scars are used.
ENDOVASCULAR SURGERY WITH LASER
It is a last generation surgical treatment that consists of the insertion of an optical fiber into the affected vein, usually the large or small saphenous vein. The procedure is carried out under regional or local anesthesia and requires only a short recovery period of two To four hours, and the patient can be discharged.
Conventional surgery is intended for cases whose characteristics or severity prevent the use of one of the previously described methods. It can be performed using local, epidural or general anesthesia in the outpatient setting (discharge after four hours of recovery).