Endovenous Surgery

  • John J. Bergan
  • Patricia E. Thorpe


Surgery of the veins was dominant in the early days of the modern era of vascular surgery. Now it has languished in performance and in progress. One of the many reasons for this is that arterial reconstruction is so spectacular and appealing to both patient and surgeon that performance of its procedures has crowded out teaching of venous disorders to students and surgical residents. Consequently, several generations of surgeons have learned little about venous pathophysiology and treatment. For them, endoluminal techniques of sclerotherapy and internal vein stripping have become an anathema. Therefore treatment of vein problems has lagged behind progress made on the other side of the circulation, in the arteries.


Saphenous Vein Varicose Vein Great Saphenous Vein Vein Wall Chronic Venous Insufficiency 
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  • Patricia E. Thorpe

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