Varicose Veins



Minimally invasive technology has revolutionized the treatment of superficial venous insufficiency. Endovenous interventions offer a myriad of advantages to both the practitioner and the patient including treatment in an outpatient setting, the use of local anesthesia, and a rapid post-procedure recovery. As with any surgical procedure, success depends not only on the technical expertise of the surgeon but also on the surgeon’s knowledge of the pathophysiology and appropriate indications for treatment. This chapter will focus on venous insufficiency as it relates to varicose veins and provide detailed information on the key steps, advantages, and limitations of each treatment modality.


Varicose Vein Venous Hypertension Venous Insufficiency Compression Stocking Venous Reflux 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of SurgeryJohns Hopkins Vein Centers, Johns Hopkins UniversityBaltimoreUSA

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