Do Varicose Vein Surgeries hurt?

Do they use local anesthesia?

ANSWERS FROM DOCTORS (7)


Answered by Vein Specialties of St. Louis

The standard of care is now to do these varicose vein procedures in an office using local (tumescent) anesthesia. Apart from a couple of tiny needle "pinches" there should not be any discomfort. Consulting with a board Certified Vascular trained surgeon who specializes in these procedures is advisable.

Published on May 15, 2018

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Answered by Vein Specialties of St. Louis

The standard of care is now to do these varicose vein procedures in an office using local (tumescent) anesthesia. Apart from a couple of tiny needle "pinches" there should not be any discomfort. Consulting with a board Certified Vascular trained surgeon who specializes in these procedures is advisable.

Published on Jul 11, 2012


Answered by Vanish Vein and Laser Center

Varicose vein surgery should not hurt. Combinations of oral sedation, local and tumescent anesthesia are used and are well tolerated. All procedures are usually done in the office.

Published on Jun 03, 2012

Answered by Vanish Vein and Laser Center (View Profile)

Varicose vein surgery should not hurt. Combinations of oral sedation, local and tumescent anesthesia are used and are well tolerated. All procedures are usually done in the office.

Published on Jul 11, 2012


Answered by Laser Vein Center

Some mild pain is experienced for a second or two when the injection of local anesthesia is done, but then you generally feel nothing during the procedure. The day following the procedure some patients report a mild soreness in the leg. At one week follow up visit most patients report no discomfort except annoyance with the compression stocking

Published on Jan 03, 2010

Answered by Laser Vein Center (View Profile)

Some mild pain is experienced for a second or two when the injection of local anesthesia is done, but then you generally feel nothing during the procedure. The day following the procedure some patients report a mild soreness in the leg. At one week follow up visit most patients report no discomfort except annoyance with the compression stocking

Published on Jul 11, 2012


Answered by Miller Vein

The current techniques are relatively painless using local anesthesia. Stripping and ligation are no longer needed to treat varicose veins.

Published on Dec 21, 2009

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Answered by Miller Vein

The current techniques are relatively painless using local anesthesia. Stripping and ligation are no longer needed to treat varicose veins.

Published on Jul 11, 2012


Answered by General Vascular Surgery Group

Some mild pain is experienced when the injection of local anesthesia is done, but then you generally feel nothing during the procedure.

Published on Dec 19, 2009

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Answered by General Vascular Surgery Group

Some mild pain is experienced when the injection of local anesthesia is done, but then you generally feel nothing during the procedure.

Published on Jul 11, 2012


Answered by VeinSolutions - Edina

Some procedures use local anesthesia and some are done with general anesthesia. The procedures should not be painful while being done, however, like most surgeries or procedures, you can expect to be somewhat uncomfortable the first few days afterwards.

Published on Dec 18, 2009

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Answered by VeinSolutions - Edina

Some procedures use local anesthesia and some are done with general anesthesia. The procedures should not be painful while being done, however, like most surgeries or procedures, you can expect to be somewhat uncomfortable the first few days afterwards.

Published on Jul 11, 2012


Answered by Angelo N. Makris MD

They are not painful procedures. I perform most of my procedures without any sedation, just local tumescent anesthesia.

Published on Dec 18, 2009

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Answered by Angelo N. Makris MD

They are not painful procedures. I perform most of my procedures without any sedation, just local tumescent anesthesia.

Published on Jul 11, 2012

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