procedure is mentioned here only to complete the information. The new Laser technology available tody made this procedure almost obsolete. It is rarely used by experienced vein surgeons.
The conventional procedure for treating varicose veins
has been ligation (tying off of the vein) & stripping
(removal of a long segment of a vein by pulling it out
with a special instrument). This procedure is performed
in the hospital operating room and requires general
or spinal anesthesia. It is extensive surgery with lengthy
post operative recovery and disability, significant
pain & discomfort, and leads to scarring. Improvements
on this technique have been made using Perforating
INversion stripping (PIN) performed under
tumescent anesthesia minimizing the complications and
scarring of stripping. At the Vein & Laser
Center, this procedure has been totally replaced
by the new innovative break through Endovenous laser
treatment & Hook Micro Phlebectomy.