Frequently Asked Questions for Venous Insufficiency

How will my blood circulate out of the leg after I have my veins injected, ablated or stripped?

The veins that are injected, ablated or stripped are always superficial veins that have been diagnosed as insufficient and diseased. The legs have otherwise multiple veins and the main path of blood circulation out of the leg is through the deep veins.

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Laser or Radiofrequency Ablation?

Endovenous ablation with either laser or radiofrequency, has largely replaced the traditional surgery (vein "stripping") in the management of venous insufficiency.

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Dr. Efthymios (Makis) Avgerinos is a Vascular Surgeon, Associate Professor of Surgery in the Division of Vascular Surgery, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine in USA.


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Efthymios D. Avgerinos, MD, PhD, FEBVS
Associate Professor of Surgery
Division of Vascular Surgery, University of Pittsburgh
Medical Center Pennsylvania, USA