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Can varicose veins be treated with surgery?

Q: My 51 years old mother has been suffering with varicose veins for the last 15 years. Sometimes the pain is unbearable and she is not able to walk - despite of her best efforts to remain active through exercising, yoga and home remedies. Is there any surgery that can be done in India to help resolve the problem? If yes, what would be the cost of the surgery?

A:There is surgery done for varicose veins in India. The cost of the surgery is variable dependant on the type of hospital, and the extent of the surgery needed and the investigations that are needed before the operation. I would only give a word of advice as the patient has mentioned that there is severe pain, this is unusual with simple varicose veins. Thorough investigations are needed to confirm or exclude any other cause for this symptom.

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