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How does surgery help with treating varicose and spider veins?

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Here, the problematic veins are "stripped" out by passing a flexible device through the vein and removing it through an incision near the groin or ankle. Smaller tributaries of these veins also are stripped with this device or removed through a series of small incisions. Those veins that connect to the deeper veins are then tied off.

From: Spider Veins and Varicose Veins WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES: Harrison's Principles of Internal Medicine, McGraw-Hill, edited by Eugene Braunwald, et. al., 2001. A portion of this information was furnished by the Federal Trade Commission of the United States government.

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Reviewed by Stephanie S. Gardner on February 12, 2019

SOURCES: Harrison's Principles of Internal Medicine, McGraw-Hill, edited by Eugene Braunwald, et. al., 2001. A portion of this information was furnished by the Federal Trade Commission of the United States government.

Spider and Varicose Veins from MedicineNet.

Reviewed by Stephanie S. Gardner on February 12, 2019

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