I'm 60 years old, is vein surgery something I can do?

Am I too old for varicose vein surgery?

Answers from doctors (26)


California Vascular and Vein Center

Published on Apr 28, 2015

Not at all, I have treated patients sometimes 80 years old.

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Answered by California Vascular and Vein Center

Not at all, I have treated patients sometimes 80 years old.

Published on Jul 11, 2012


Goodman Vein & Laser Center, LLC

Published on Apr 04, 2015

Certainly, you can have your veins treated. Our typical patient is 50-70 years old. You should see a vascular surgeon who specializes in vein procedures.

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Answered by Goodman Vein & Laser Center, LLC

Certainly, you can have your veins treated. Our typical patient is 50-70 years old. You should see a vascular surgeon who specializes in vein procedures.

Published on Jul 11, 2012


Vein Specialties of St. Louis

Published on Apr 02, 2015

If you are an active person, you are a candidate. Your evaluation should be a vascular surgeon who specializes in treating varicose veins, including an ultrasound test. I have treated active 80-year-olds.

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Answered by Vein Specialties of St. Louis

If you are an active person, you are a candidate. Your evaluation should be a vascular surgeon who specializes in treating varicose veins, including an ultrasound test. I have treated active 80-year-olds.

Published on Jul 11, 2012


Cosmetic Vein Centers of Texas

Published on Mar 30, 2015

Nearly one forth of my patients who have had vein procedures and surgery are 65 years or older. The oldest patient who had a vein operation was 90 years old.

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Answered by Cosmetic Vein Centers of Texas

Nearly one forth of my patients who have had vein procedures and surgery are 65 years or older. The oldest patient who had a vein operation was 90 years old.

Published on Jul 11, 2012


These days there is no "surgery," but rather a "procedure," since there is no incision. The entire intervention is done through a needle. Chronological age is never a disease or contraindication for a treatment, including minimally invasive interventions. Overall state of your health might affect you treatment options, even though it is very unlikely in case in vein disease. Good luck with your treatment!

Answered by New York Vein Treatment Center (View Profile)

These days there is no "surgery," but rather a "procedure," since there is no incision. The entire intervention is done through a needle. Chronological age is never a disease or contraindication for a treatment, including minimally invasive interventions. Overall state of your health might affect you treatment options, even though it is very unlikely in case in vein disease. Good luck with your treatment!

Published on Jul 11, 2012


Texas Vein And Cosmetic Specialists

Published on Mar 30, 2015

Your age as an independent factor would not prevent you from having vein surgery.

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Answered by Texas Vein And Cosmetic Specialists

Your age as an independent factor would not prevent you from having vein surgery.

Published on Jul 11, 2012


Are you serious? You are only 60 and considering yourself old. LOL.
You did not mention whether you were going to have vein stripping (highly invasive procedure) or the catheter ablation therapy (minimally invasive procedure). I would just say to choose wisely. Good luck.

Answered by Dr. Syed Bokhari M.D., F.A.C.C. (View Profile)

Are you serious? You are only 60 and considering yourself old. LOL.
You did not mention whether you were going to have vein stripping (highly invasive procedure) or the catheter ablation therapy (minimally invasive procedure). I would just say to choose wisely. Good luck.

Published on Jul 11, 2012


Patients with varicose veins or chronic venous insufficiency typically experience symptoms of pain, leg swelling and discomfort usually as the day progresses and late in the evening. Symptoms may be treated with compression stocking therapy. A vascular ultrasound can be performed. Patients of all ages may benefit from treatment if necessary.

Answered by Vascular Center and Vein Clinic of Southern Indiana (View Profile)

Patients with varicose veins or chronic venous insufficiency typically experience symptoms of pain, leg swelling and discomfort usually as the day progresses and late in the evening. Symptoms may be treated with compression stocking therapy. A vascular ultrasound can be performed. Patients of all ages may benefit from treatment if necessary.

Published on Jul 11, 2012


The Sheen Vein Institute

Published on Mar 28, 2015

Vein treatments can be done on almost anyone as long as they are mobile. Remember that in the world of modern medicine, 60 is the new 40. We treat individuals much older than yourself all the time.

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Answered by The Sheen Vein Institute

Vein treatments can be done on almost anyone as long as they are mobile. Remember that in the world of modern medicine, 60 is the new 40. We treat individuals much older than yourself all the time.

Published on Jul 11, 2012


Harbin Clinic Vein Center

Published on Mar 28, 2015

You are certainly not too old for any of the modern vein treatment techniques. Almost all procedures are done in the office (vein center), under local anesthesia. Many procedures can be performed with almost no pain. And over half of our patients utilize no pain medicine at all and report minimal discomfort. Patients in the 70s, 80s and even 90s can benefit from the proper use of modern vein treatment techniques.

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Answered by Harbin Clinic Vein Center

You are certainly not too old for any of the modern vein treatment techniques. Almost all procedures are done in the office (vein center), under local anesthesia. Many procedures can be performed with almost no pain. And over half of our patients utilize no pain medicine at all and report minimal discomfort. Patients in the 70s, 80s and even 90s can benefit from the proper use of modern vein treatment techniques.

Published on Jul 11, 2012


Intermountain Vein Center

Published on Mar 27, 2015

Absolutely not! You are never too old to find relief from the pain and symptoms of vein disease.

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Answered by Intermountain Vein Center

Absolutely not! You are never too old to find relief from the pain and symptoms of vein disease.

Published on Jul 11, 2012


Not at all. You are not too old for vein surgery. If you have vein disease, it is only going to get worse as you get older, so the best option is to seek treatment as soon as possible. At our office, we treat patients of all ages from their 20s to 80s.

Answered by Premier Vein and Vascular Center (View Profile)

Not at all. You are not too old for vein surgery. If you have vein disease, it is only going to get worse as you get older, so the best option is to seek treatment as soon as possible. At our office, we treat patients of all ages from their 20s to 80s.

Published on Jul 11, 2012


Coastal Vein Institute & Aesthetic Center

Published on Mar 27, 2015

You are certainly not "too old" to have your symptomatic vein disease treated. The modern procedures we now use to treat venous reflux and painful varicose veins are non-operative. The interventions are performed in a comfortable office setting with only mild sedation and local anesthetic. After the procedure you walk out of the office and have no incisions to care for and no scars left behind. Most patients have no significant downtime after our vein procedures and return to normal activities.

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Answered by Coastal Vein Institute & Aesthetic Center

You are certainly not "too old" to have your symptomatic vein disease treated. The modern procedures we now use to treat venous reflux and painful varicose veins are non-operative. The interventions are performed in a comfortable office setting with only mild sedation and local anesthetic. After the procedure you walk out of the office and have no incisions to care for and no scars left behind. Most patients have no significant downtime after our vein procedures and return to normal activities.

Published on Jul 11, 2012


Coastal Vein Institute

Published on Mar 27, 2015

You are certainly not "too old" to have your symptomatic vein disease treated. The modern procedures we now use to treat venous reflux and painful varicose veins are non-operative. The interventions are performed in a comfortable office setting with only mild sedation and local anesthetic. After the procedure, you walk out of the office and have no incisions to care for and no scars left behind. Most patients have no significant down-time after our vein procedures and return to normal activities.

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Answered by Coastal Vein Institute

You are certainly not "too old" to have your symptomatic vein disease treated. The modern procedures we now use to treat venous reflux and painful varicose veins are non-operative. The interventions are performed in a comfortable office setting with only mild sedation and local anesthetic. After the procedure, you walk out of the office and have no incisions to care for and no scars left behind. Most patients have no significant down-time after our vein procedures and return to normal activities.

Published on Jul 11, 2012


Destin Vein Center

Published on Mar 27, 2015

Yes, 60 is quite young. Unless you have several other serious co-morbidities (other illnesses), minimally invasive vein procedures are very safe. These are outpatient procedures performed under local anesthesia, possibly including some oral or IV sedation. Also remember with conservative therapy that you may want to consider simply wearing medically graded compression knee-high socks.

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Answered by Destin Vein Center

Yes, 60 is quite young. Unless you have several other serious co-morbidities (other illnesses), minimally invasive vein procedures are very safe. These are outpatient procedures performed under local anesthesia, possibly including some oral or IV sedation. Also remember with conservative therapy that you may want to consider simply wearing medically graded compression knee-high socks.

Published on Jul 11, 2012


Artery and Vein Specialists of Idaho

Published on Mar 27, 2015

The majority of my patients are greater than 50 years of age ranging up to 95 years of age. So you are a perfect age for vein treatment.

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Answered by Artery and Vein Specialists of Idaho

The majority of my patients are greater than 50 years of age ranging up to 95 years of age. So you are a perfect age for vein treatment.

Published on Jul 11, 2012


The Vein Clinic

Published on Mar 27, 2015

Maturity is certainly not a contraindication to varicose vein treatment!

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Answered by The Vein Clinic

Maturity is certainly not a contraindication to varicose vein treatment!

Published on Jul 11, 2012


North Shore Vein Center

Published on Mar 27, 2015

"Vein Surgery" has been replaced by minimally invasive techniques, that make it available to almost all patients regardless of age. We have treated patients in their 90s. You just need to be able to ambulate as those in wheelchairs who cannot walk and those with MAJOR medical conditions are not suitable candidates.

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Answered by North Shore Vein Center

"Vein Surgery" has been replaced by minimally invasive techniques, that make it available to almost all patients regardless of age. We have treated patients in their 90s. You just need to be able to ambulate as those in wheelchairs who cannot walk and those with MAJOR medical conditions are not suitable candidates.

Published on Jul 11, 2012


General Vascular Surgery Group

Published on Mar 27, 2015

No, you are not too old. I have done procedures in patients at even 90 years of age.

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Answered by General Vascular Surgery Group

No, you are not too old. I have done procedures in patients at even 90 years of age.

Published on Jul 11, 2012


Beach Cities Vein and Laser Center

Published on Mar 27, 2015

Age 60 is quite within the normal range of people who get treated for vein disease. In fact, I've treated people as old as 90. It does depend, of course, on your symptoms (if any) and/or if you have a desire to improve your appearance (and this should tailor what type of treatment you undergo). Today's treatments for vein disease are minimally invasive and safe for most people. Almost all treatments can be done on an outpatient basis, with little risk and very little downtime. Good luck!

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Answered by Beach Cities Vein and Laser Center

Age 60 is quite within the normal range of people who get treated for vein disease. In fact, I've treated people as old as 90. It does depend, of course, on your symptoms (if any) and/or if you have a desire to improve your appearance (and this should tailor what type of treatment you undergo). Today's treatments for vein disease are minimally invasive and safe for most people. Almost all treatments can be done on an outpatient basis, with little risk and very little downtime. Good luck!

Published on Jul 11, 2012


NE Laser Vein Institute LLC

Published on Mar 27, 2015

No, you are not too old for vein surgery.

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Answered by NE Laser Vein Institute LLC

No, you are not too old for vein surgery.

Published on Jul 11, 2012


Byrne Road Vein Clinic

Published on Mar 27, 2015

Absolutely not too old. It is a very easy procedure that is done in the office in about one hour. You can drive yourself. Not many restrictions afterwards.

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Answered by Byrne Road Vein Clinic

Absolutely not too old. It is a very easy procedure that is done in the office in about one hour. You can drive yourself. Not many restrictions afterwards.

Published on Jul 11, 2012


Ross T. Lyon, MD, FACS

Published on Mar 27, 2015

Definitely, 60 is not considered old. Varicose vein surgery performed today typically is done under a local anesthetic with minimal micro incisions. You will be up and walking around immediately afterwards.

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Answered by Ross T. Lyon, MD, FACS

Definitely, 60 is not considered old. Varicose vein surgery performed today typically is done under a local anesthetic with minimal micro incisions. You will be up and walking around immediately afterwards.

Published on Jul 11, 2012


Vanish Vein and Laser Center

Published on Mar 27, 2015

My youngest patient was 11 years old and my oldest patient for laser vein surgery was 101 years old, so I think that you can safely undergo a vein procedure.

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Answered by Vanish Vein and Laser Center

My youngest patient was 11 years old and my oldest patient for laser vein surgery was 101 years old, so I think that you can safely undergo a vein procedure.

Published on Jul 11, 2012


Age is not a limiting factor in determining who is a good candidate for vein surgery. More important is your overall health. All vein procedures can be performed with local anesthesia.

Answered by NJ Vein Care and Aesthetics Center (View Profile)

Age is not a limiting factor in determining who is a good candidate for vein surgery. More important is your overall health. All vein procedures can be performed with local anesthesia.

Published on Jul 11, 2012


Georgia Vascular Institute

Published on Mar 27, 2015

No, you are not too old for varicose vein treatment.

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Answered by Georgia Vascular Institute

No, you are not too old for varicose vein treatment.

Published on Jul 11, 2012

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