Saphenectomy - «Vein stripping»

Saphenectomy is a surgical procedure recommended for patients with clinically insufficient saphenous vein(s).

TREATMENT TECHNOLOGY

Saphenectomy, also known as vein ligation and stripping, is a minor surgery. It is used to remove a damaged vein and prevent complications of vein damage. If several valves in a vein and the vein itself are heavily damaged, the vein (or the diseased part of the vein) is removed (stripped). An incision is made below the vein, a flexible instrument is threaded up the vein to the first incision. Once the vein is accessed, a device called the stripper is introduced into the lumen of the vein where it is attached to the vein. The vein is then stripped out through the groin, and removed.

The procedure is performed at the hospital and can be under general anesthesia or under an epidural. In certain patients, phlebectomy has to be performed on branch veins to avoid certain post procedural complications. Compressive bandages are applied to the leg post procedure.

The procedure is performed at the hospital and can be under general anesthesia or under an epidural. In certain patients, phlebectomy has to be performed on branch veins to avoid certain post procedural complications. Compressive bandages are applied to the leg post procedure.

BENEFITS

  • Vein ligation and stripping typically do not require a hospital stay. Most people go home the same day of their surgery.
  • Vein ligation and stripping is generally done on large varicose veins
  • It also can be done to prevent venous skin ulcers

Your doctor may recommend varicose vein stripping if you’re experiencing:

  • constant pain, throbbing, and tenderness in the legs
  • skin sores and ulcers
  • blood clots
  • bleeding from the veins

Saphenectomy – «Vein stripping»solution for the following conditions

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The procedure itself generally takes two to three hours. This is typically performed in the outpatient setting, and you can anticipate returning home a few hours after the surgery. Full recovery will take one to two weeks.

The saphenectomy procedure is performed only a single time.

Patients rarely report any pain during this procedure because the area being worked on is under a local anesthetic. You will receive a sedative and a regional anesthesia, or you may receive general anesthesia. 

As the treatment is more invasive, downtime is usually around 4 weeks. Patients will be restricted in terms of physical activity. Compression stockings are recommended.

  • Brusing/bleeding at incision site(s)
  • Pain along the vein site and incision site(s)
  • Skin burns or hyperpigmentation
  • Transient paresthesia (nerve damage)
  • Phlebitis/thrombophlebitis in branch veins
  • Infection
  • Allergic reaction to anesthesia

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