We don’t know of anyone who is too attached to their varicose veins to have them treated. In fact, loving them too much is never the reason that people choose not to have the surgery. However, the reasons for vein ablation surgery are significant and patients who undergo this procedure are thrilled with the benefits.
Here are three of the top reasons our patients choose to treat their varicose veins with ablation:

1. Easy Out-Patient Procedure
If you’ve imagined that varicose vein treatment would need to be extremely invasive and require significant recovery in order to be effective, you’d be mistaken. The surgery itself usually lasts from 45-60 minutes and you will be able to walk out of the procedure on your own two feet. Recovery from vein ablations is also fairly simple. You’ll be asked to wear compression stockings daily for up to two weeks and make sure you’re walking at least 30 minutes per day to keep blood flowing normally. Patients often experience redness and swelling in the treatment area, which usually lasts less than two weeks. Only a small incision is made in the skin, and patients heal easily and quickly from this procedure.

2. Eliminates Pain
The presence of varicose veins can make even standing for extending periods of time feel unbearable. Varicose veins are most often caused by a loss of elasticity in your veins as you age. As the valves in your veins weaken, blood begins to pool and the veins expand and bulge into what we recognize as varicose veins. Vein ablation is not simply a vanity surgery but can correct varicose vein issues which cause serious pain and discomfort. Most commonly, patients experience aching, burning, and itching sensations. In some cases, these veins cause bleeding or even ulcers on the legs and ankles. However, this simple vein surgery can prevent some of these more serious symptoms from occurring.

3. Reduces Unsightly Veins
In addition to the health risks associated with varicose veins, patients also undergo this procedure because of their appearance. It goes without saying that blue, bulging veins are not an ideal look for most people. So very often we find that patients are most relieved by the reduced or completely eliminated appearance of their veins. A return to lovely smooth legs, paired with the elimination of chronic pain makes the vein ablations an ideal surgery for most patients.

If your cardiologist has offered vein ablations as a solution to your varicose vein problems there are plenty of excellent reasons to elect for this surgery. For more information about this particular vein procedure, or to connect directly with a member of our cardiology team, contact us today.