Treatment – Varicose vein avulsions

Varicose vein avulsions

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This is the removal of obvious varicosities from your leg and is sometimes called Phebectomies.

The leg  varicose veins are first be marked with you standing.  A small nick is made over the vein and it is winkled out with a special hook.



Avulsions are usually necessary, to some extent, following all other varicose vein procedures

Avulsions can be undertaken under local or general anesthetic depending on the extent of any other intervention and your wishes.

After the procedure the leg is bandaged  and then support stockings are warn for a few days.

Recovery is quick, usually with in a couple of days, Occasionally the avulsion sites weep a little, especially after taking a shower for the first time. Lumpyness under the wound and any bruising can take a couple of weeks to settle.


Daryll Baker is a Consultant Vascular Surgeon at the Royal Free Hospital London and Clinical Lead for North Central Region Vascular Services.

He read Medicine at Oxford University and trained in Vascular Surgery in Nottingham, London and Edinburgh. He obtained his research PhD from the University of Wales.


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