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Advanced Vascular Surgery Clinic

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Can medication and compression stockings treat varicose veins?
    Medication and compression stockings may help with mild symptoms but it doesnot treat the root cause of varicose veins. The most effective treatments are through surgery and minimally invasive procedures.
  • Can I get my varicose veins treated if I am diabetic?
    Diabetic patients can get their varicose veins treated using minimally invasive techniques that leave minimal wounds that heal well.
  • How long is the stay in hospital after varicose vein treatment?
    Varicose vein treatments are usually done as a day surgery. Patients will be discharged after the procedure.
  • How soon can I return to work after treatment?
    While Dr Ooi provides his patients with a 2 week medical certificate, some patients may be able to return to work within 4-5 days.
  • Can I exercise after varicose vein treatment?
    Low-impact exercises like walking are allowed after treatment, but patients should avoid strenuous exercises for at least a week.
  • Where does my blood flow once the damaged veins are removed?
    The blood in the affected veins will reroute into your healthier veins and flow normally after varicose vein treatment.
  • Will my insurance cover varicose vein treatments?
    Depending on the severity and symptoms of your varicose veins, your treatment can be insurance claimable. Contact our clinic to find out more information on your out-of-pocket fees.
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