|STATEN ISLAND VEIN CENTER
John Zarcone, MD
state-of-the-art varicose vein & spider vein treatment
|Venous stripping is the surgical removal of an incompetent
Years ago this was the standard method of treatment. This
method is no longer used unless medically necessary. It
involves making an incision in the groin region, and surgically
tying the top of the vein closed.
A rod is then inserted into the saphenous vein from a second
incision in the knee area. This small rod turns the vein inside-
out and peels the vein out from the soft tissue of the leg.
The patient typically is put to sleep with general anesthesia.
There are no advantages to this method and the
disadvantages are significant: