pain can be managed with painkillers
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I have read your query and understand your concern.
First thing, surgery is advised for you. As if you leave this as it is, it will increase in size and will lead to pain and swelling and blackening of the lower leg. Then ulcers may develop around the ankle region which will be difficult to heal. Also these dilated veins have very thin wall and the skin over it is also thinned out due to stretching. And even minor trauma to it can lead to profuse bleeding.
So to prevent all these, its better to go for surgery.
Now about the surgery. All surgery, conventional or laser, will cause pain for a few days. But pain can easily be managed with painkillers - NSAIDs or opoids or a combination of them, depending upon your sensitivity. That is not at all an issue.Laser surgery
has a shorter recovery time compared to the conventional.
But, as i have seen in your reports, there is perforator incompetence in the LSV also. And you are going for the SSV only. So after some time, you will have to get the LSV operated too. So don't be under the impression that this SSV surgery will cure your whole of the leg.
Its just that the SSV is affected more as compared to thr LSV, the SSV is being operated first.
Hope i have been helpful.
Dr. Ashish Verma