While there are certainly some treatments, such as compression therapy, that take a more conservative approach to treatment and more minimally invasive surgical approaches, there are some situations when these approaches cannot match the potential surgical ligation and stripping benefits. By ligating and removing the damaged portion of the great saphenous vein, surgical ligation and stripping benefits patients in that it serves as an often permanent solution to getting rid of varicose veins. In fact, a 2010 study showed that the procedure is successful in preventing these varicose veins from returning in approximately 90 percent of all surgical ligation and stripping patients.
It is important to note that, more often, surgical ligation and stripping benefits is performed on healthier patients, as those are the people who are at a lesser risk for complications. Because one unforeseen complication can quickly wipe out any net positive effects of a procedure in the mind of the patients, it is important that doctors and patients have an in-depth conversation about their current medical health to ensure that they will see optimal surgical ligation and stripping benefits.
Our outstanding surgical team is here to maximize benefits while minimizing risks. To learn more about the benefits and risks associated with surgical ligation and stripping, as well as information about our other vein treatments including laser vein removal, compression therapy, and more, call us today at 800-670-1319 to set up an in-person consultation.