It’s amazing when I think back on all the medical advancements in varicose vein treatment, even over the past five years. Now, thanks to innovative, minimally invasive technologies that involve the use of lasers, never has it been easier or faster to get your varicose veins treated.
Despite these medical advancements, many patients are still reluctant to get their varicose veins looked at by a vein specialist, because they believe they’ll need to have their veins “stripped” to be treated effectively.
“Vein stripping” does sound pretty invasive — and for good reason. For those seeking help from a top vein specialist, neither myself nor any of my colleagues should ever recommend such an outdated procedure. If you see a vein doctor and they mention that they’re still doing vein stripping procedures — that should be a red flag to you that their varicose vein treatments are woefully outdated.