In the past, stripping was used to treat varicose veins. When a vein is stripped away, the body doesn’t know it has been removed. It thinks the vein has been damaged, so your body tries to grow the vein back. Unlike organs, such as the gallbladder, which you can remove permanently, veins are part of the body’s connective tissue. This means that they are involved in the healing process.
If you are considering treatment for varicose veins, there is no reason to have vein stripping performed. The alternatives such as RadioFrequency Closure and Ambulatory Phlebectomy are more effective and have lasting results. If you had a vein stripping procedure performed in the past, and the veins have reappeared, make an appointment with the doctors at Reno Vein Clinic by visiting www.RenoVeinClinic.com or call (775) 329-3100.