Lower limb varices (great saphenous vein or small saphenous vein) by stripping
In many situations, such as when varicose veins are too extensive surgery becomes necessary. The most common method in this case is called. Stripping method requires at least two cuts in the skin:
∙ In the case of great saphenous vein, one of the cuts is made in the groin, the second on the calf,
∙ In the case of small saphenous vein, one of the cuts is made below the knee, the second on the calf.
The procedure is performed as One Day Surgery under local anesthesia. The dressing protects surgical wounds, and the leg is bandaged by a special compression bandage. Return to daily activities is possible immediately after the procedure. A side effect of the operation, it may be the appearance of hematoma and bruising on the thigh, which are completely absorbed in a few weeks. The pain is moderate.