What is the most common surgical intervention for superficial venous insufficiency?

Updated: Oct 22, 2018
  • Author: Robert Weiss, MD; Chief Editor: William D James, MD  more...
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Vein stripping with ligation of the saphenofemoral junction has long been the most commonly adopted surgical approach in cases of superficial venous insufficiency. At present, it is increasingly being replaced by endovenous ablation techniques such as RFA and EVLT.


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