Vein stripping and vein ligation involve the surgical excision of large varicose veins. The procedures are performed under general anesthesia.
Deep venous pharmacomechanical thrombosis is used to treat and remove clots that have formed in deep varicose veins. The procedure is used to address concerns about blood clots breaking away and moving to the lungs, heart, or brain. It is not a treatment for varicose veins, per se, however it addresses one of the most serious health risks associated with extensive deep varicose veins.
With the vast array of less invasive treatments available, these surgical procedures are not commonly performed. Consulting with a qualified vein care professional is the best way to learn about what type of surgical treatment is best for your vein health.