Ligation involves tying off larger varicose veins and does
require going to the hospital OR. When veins are not amenable
to Laser Ablation, we choose ligation and stripping as the
During the surgery, a small incision is made over
the vein and a surgical tie is placed around the vein to ligate it.
Sometimes the vein is also stripped however; this is reserved
for only very large veins.
After the procedure, you will be required to wear a
compression wrap for 2 days and then a compression stocking
for 2-3 weeks. You will have to rest and elevate your leg the
day of the procedure. Most return to work and normal daily
activities within a week.
Want to look and feel better? Learn
more about our vein treatment services, call us in Baton
Rouge for a free appointment at 225-766-0416, or toll free 800-375-0416.