Varicose veins are twisted, enlarged veins. Any vein can become varicosed but most commonly veins in the legs become varicosed due to the high pressure in the veins because of continuous standing and walking upright. Vein Ligation is a surgical binding of veins and it is a minor laparoscopic surgery. The Vein Ligation is also done along with vein stripping or removal of the veins. The laparoscopic varicose vein ligation is mainly used to prevent pooling of blood, to remove a damaged vein and to prevent complications of vein damage. Laparoscopic Varicose Vein Ligation is an advanced surgical procedure and performed by a skillful laparoscopic surgeon. Women are more likely to develop the varicose veins condition than men.
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Symptoms of Varicose Veins
- Dark purple and blue colored veins
- Twisted and bulging veins
- Leg achy
- Burning, throbbing, muscle cramping and swelling in lower legs
- Severe pain after sitting or standing for a long time
- Itching around one or more of veins
- Skin discoloration around a varicose vein
Causes of Varicose Veins
Older people always have more risk of varicose veins because Aging causes wear and tear of valves in veins.
Women are more likely to develop the varicose Veins. Hormonal changes during pregnancy, pre-menstruation or menopause can cause varicose veins condition.
During pregnancy, blood volume increases in the body so that veins in legs become enlarged or varicosed. Hormonal changes during pregnancy is also playing major role in making varicose veins.
If any family members had varicose veins condition then there is a greater risk of development of varicose veins in other family members.
Obesity puts more pressure on veins. Hence obese people are always higher risk of developing varicose veins.
- Standing or sitting for long periods of time.
Blood flow in the veins is affected due to the same position for longer periods.
Need of Laparoscopic Varicose Vein Ligation Surgery
Vein ligation is generally performed on large varicose veins. Laparoscopic Varicose Vein Ligation surgery is very useful to treat various conditions such as:
- Skin ulcers
- Severe leg pain
- Varicose veins bleeding
- Leg ache
- For cosmetic reason
- Damage of veins
Procedure of Laparoscopic Varicose Vein Ligation Surgery
- A laparoscopic surgeon performs pre-procedure tests to confirm whether a surgery is safe for patient or not. Patient should inform surgeon about any skin allergy.
- A patient is given general anesthesia. Then laparoscopic surgeon makes small incisions in the calf below the knee. Laparoscopic is a long surgical tool which is inserted through this incision
- Finally the dilated vein is either removed or tied off and the incisions are closed Laparoscopic Varicose Vein Ligation surgery takes around 1 to 3 hours. Patient can return home a few hours after the surgery. It takes around 1 to 2 weeks for full recovery.
Benefits of Laparoscopic Varicose Vein Ligation Surgery
- Less blood loss
- Minimal pain
- Faster recovery
- No big tissue cutting
- Less hospital stay
- No chances of complication or infections
Laparoscopic Varicose Vein Ligation Surgery is the most advanced surgery type than traditional surgery. Patient should strictly follow all instructions given by the laparoscopic surgeon. Patient should also avoid heavy activities. Generally Laparoscopic Varicose Vein Ligation Surgery is safer procedure and does not involve any severe risk. Patient can experience mild pain, redness and irritation but all these side effects are temporary.
Dr Gaurav Mishra is a skillful General Laparoscopic Surgeon in Mumbai. He is a specialist in the colon, rectum, anal and stomach diseases. Dr Gaurav Mishra has an extensive knowledge of colon, rectum, anal and stomach diseases. He has successfully performed numerous Laparoscopic Varicose Vein Ligation Surgeries.