What happens during the procedure?
You will receive a sedative and a regional anesthesia, or you may receive general anesthesia. Your surgeon will make small incisions in the groin and in the calf below the knee. The dilated vein is then either removed, , tied off, or will undergo ablation through those small incisions.
How long does the procedure last?
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. .