Should you have surgery to treat varicose veins?

Published On: Apr 27 2012 01:30:51 PM CDT   Updated On: May 10 2012 03:05:14 PM CDT

A common question for those who suffer from varicose veins is if they should have surgery to treat the issue. If you’re considering getting surgery, check out these tips from WebMD to see if you’re a candidate.


Before considering surgery, try some at-home remedies, such as wearing compression stockings, elevating your legs, exercising and weight loss.


Next, evaluate what type of procedure may need to be done to address your veins. Larger varicose veins may need surgery while smaller veins might be treated with a laser.


Also, make sure you check with your insurance company to see which procedures are covered in your plan.