I had varicose veins surgery on left leg before, but varicosities came back. My NP said can't do anything because they cannot operate on the same leg.

What can I do about this?

ANSWERS FROM DOCTORS (3)


3 weeks ago by Hratch Karamanoukian, MD, FACS, RVT, RPVI , RPhS

This is not true and this condition is called REVAS and the NP should be reading a classic vein textbook which describes this.

3 weeks ago by Hratch Karamanoukian, MD, FACS, RVT, RPVI , RPhS (View Profile)

This is not true and this condition is called REVAS and the NP should be reading a classic vein textbook which describes this.


4 weeks ago by Vein Specialties of St. Louis

You can certainly be helped. Seek an evaluation from a board certified vascular trained surgeon who specializes in treating varicose veins. This will include an ultrasound exam. Depending upon what your prior treatment was and what is seen, will determine the appropriate treatment. We see many people in our practice who have had vein stripping in the past which often left underlying problems or created new ones. New minimally invasive procedures have little downtime and can be done in the office.

4 weeks ago by Vein Specialties of St. Louis (View Profile)

You can certainly be helped. Seek an evaluation from a board certified vascular trained surgeon who specializes in treating varicose veins. This will include an ultrasound exam. Depending upon what your prior treatment was and what is seen, will determine the appropriate treatment. We see many people in our practice who have had vein stripping in the past which often left underlying problems or created new ones. New minimally invasive procedures have little downtime and can be done in the office.


4 weeks ago by Vanish Vein and Laser Center

Your NP is completely incorrect. What you need is a venous duplex ultrasound to identify the source of the varicose veins and then they can be treated depending on the ultrasound findings by multiple methods including ablation, sclerotherapy and microphlebectomies. See a vein specialist for a full venous evaluation.

4 weeks ago by Vanish Vein and Laser Center (View Profile)

Your NP is completely incorrect. What you need is a venous duplex ultrasound to identify the source of the varicose veins and then they can be treated depending on the ultrasound findings by multiple methods including ablation, sclerotherapy and microphlebectomies. See a vein specialist for a full venous evaluation.


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