Varicose vein Surgery

The classic procedure for treating varicose veins via surgery, which is known as “stripping”, entails the surgical removal of the saphenous vein (superficial). During this process, two incisions are made: one in the groin area and the other at the ankle or knee. This procedure is performed under spinal or general anesthesia, and requires two to three weeks of recovery, during which time the patient’s activities must be restricted. This procedure must be performed in a hospital setting, and the related costs are covered by the Régie de l'assurance maladie du Québec.