Why do varicose veins occur?

Varicose veins are twisted, enlarged veins that affect the lower limbs, but any vein can become varicose. The valves within the veins become incompetent or spoilt, allowing the blood to ferlux down the vein while standing and causing it to enlarge.

How to cure varicose veins?

Varicose vein treatment is the only healing treatment.


Advantages of this procedure are:


· It is beneficial

· It is speedy – both legs takes about an hour and a half

· No marks occur

· One-day clinic stay or a full day case

· One can go back to work in a day or two

· Most minor complications in the surgery

How to avoid varicose veins?

However, there is no known way to avoid varicose veins as this is due to the weakness of the vein wall. It causes reduced collagen within the vein wall, which could be genetic.

Thus, there is no way of not worrying about varicose veins, but the practice of leg elevation might delay them.

How is the diagnosis of varicose veins made?

· First, the patients present with a history of leg pain, enlargement, and heaviness in the legs may also complain about night cramps and irritation.

· After the check-up, we may find enlarged veins along with color changes of the patient’s skin around the ankles, as some unlucky patients might have ulcers everywhere around the ankles.

· The surgeon makes a short-term diagnosis of varicose veins before the final step.

· The final diagnosis is on a color Doppler study. The surgeon marks the connecting veins between the deep and superficial veins.


Contact us to schedule a diagnostic appointment for varicose vein surgery. ParkSlope Vein & Vascular specialists will suggest the best treatment options for you and make sure you are aware of the benefits and possibilities of each procedure.