FAQ's for Patients

FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions)

  • What medication do I have to take post surgery?

    Couple of pain killers for 3-5 days.

  • How long I require to wear stockings?

    2-4 wks.

  • Will there be any pain or other complications after the procedure?

    You will have little pain during the procedure equivalent to bee sting. There will be 3-4 small needle pricks to introduce anesthesia and most of the patients can tolerate it very well. You will have some bruise on thigh which will disappear after 6-8 days.

  • When can I go home?

    The patient can return home the same day of procedure & patients can return to normal activities within 24 hours.

  • Will I have undergo some sedation / anesthesia during procedure?

    It is performed under local anesthesia.

  • How much time will the procedure take?

    Procedure normally takes around 20 minutes for one leg and around 1 hour for both legs.

  • What are the latest intervention techniques for treatment of varicose veins?

    Foam Sclerotherapy is an injection of a sclerosing solution into veins and mainly used to treat localized varicosities and patients get very good result. Laser or Radiofrequency treatment involves puncture of the vein under ultrasound guidance and burning the vein with the use of RF / laser probe.

  • How can I manage it without surgery?

    Graduated elastic compression stockings are good for temporary relief of symptoms and are used below knee with pressure between 23-32 mmHg.

  • Does it recure?

    Accurate diagnosis and proper treatment of varicose veins can ensure that most of them do not return. As the symptoms are unacceptable or unbearable for may people, even if the results of the treatment are not all time permanent, it is still preferable t

  • How to prevent it to happen?

    Maintain a healthy lifestyle that includes a well-balanced diet, regular exercise, avoid prolong standing and high heels and good nutritional supplements.

  • What will be the complications?

    Naturally, if the valves are not working properly then the effect will be varicosities and their accompanying problems like leg aching, eczema, lipodermatosclerosis, cellulitis, thrombosis or venous ulcer.

  • How / Why Varicose veins occur?

    Varicose veins are veins with damage in the return pump valve. Standing for a long period does not cause varicose veins per se, but hastens the deterioration of malfunctioning valves and thus the development of varicose veins.

  • What is Varicose veins?

    Varicose veins is a frequently occurring condition with up to 10-15 % of the women and men getting affected with symptoms of pain and swelling of the lower limbs, enlarged blue or purple veins on the thigh or calf.