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New Technologies Dispel Old Myths Surrounding Varicose Vein Treatment

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A lot of the myths associated with vein disease are rooted in the antiquated practice of vein stripping. Vein stripping was the primary way to treat varicose veins before new technologies developed that proved to be safer and more effective at treating varicose veins. Read on to find out more about vein stripping and new technologies:

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Vein Stripping vs. Modern Varicose Vein Treatments

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Vein Stripping was once the most popular surgical procedure to treat vein disease. The procedure involved incisions up and down the legs, which allowed surgeons to insert a small piece of wire into the vein. Once the wire had been attached to the vein it was then stripped from the body. In addition vein stripping has shown a steady success rate of under 50% with recurrence rates high.  Moreover, vein stripping, as you can imagine, can often cause more damage than benefit to the patient, as it unnaturally destroys the veins.

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Say No To Vein Stripping: 2 Alternatives for Vein Treatment 

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Varicose vein treatments have significantly changed in the last decade. Previous to the newer treatments offered, many older adults where left with only one treatment - vein stripping. As many have learned the hard way, vein stripping is no longer a recommended treatment for varicose veins (in fact it was only saved for patients with severe cases originally). The reason being is that the surgery is painful and often causes more damage to other veins. 

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Veins Be Gone: What Are You Waiting For? The Pain is Over

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As a vein doctor I notice varicose and spider veins not only on my patients, but everywhere I go. Because I have expertise in treating vein disease you might think I am biased, but I assure you I see them in a large portion of the population. This happens mostly during summertime when the weather is hot and people are wearing  shorts and dresses. The other day I was at lunch and noticed what looked like a grandma and her granddaughter eating lunch and noticed that the grandmother had varicose and spider veins on her legs. What I wondered to myself was: What percent of the U.S. population actually gets treated for vein disease?

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Do Varicose Veins Come Back After Treatment?

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A common question that we are asked by patients is whether after treating their varicose veins do they ever return later on.  The answer is this - if treated properly by a trained physician at the source of the problem - then no they will not return (less than a 2% chance).

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