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How it's performed
Pros & cons
Which veins are suitable for stripping?
When stripping was performed, it was generally used for the superficial truncal veins - the
Great Saphenous Vein (GSV)
Small Saphenous Vein (SSV)
, and sometimes the
Anterior Accessory Saphenous Vein (AASV)
Now, in view of the large number of veins that grow back again, the need for the general anaesthetic, the pain and bruising involved, and the risk of nerve damage (as well as the risk of
deep vein thrombosis
from the general anaesthetic and venous surgery), no vein is suitable for stripping any more.
In the hands of a true venous expert, there is always an
appropriate alternative endovenous technique
which will have great advantages over stripping. Which endovenous technique should be used depends on the size and shape of the vein itself.
How the stripping of varicose veins is performed
This website was last updated on 11/10/16.