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How safe is laser treatment for varicose veins in elderly patients?

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Dr. Bhagyesh V. Patel

General Surgeon

Practicing since :1999

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Posted on Tue, 5 Jun 2018 in Lump
Question: My mother has undergone surgery for ulcer due to varicose veins. The doctor feels that since she is hospitalized and already has varicose veins , we should get her operated for varicose veins through laser as well. She is 74 years of age . wanted to know whether this is right direction .
Answered by Dr. Bhagyesh V. Patel 1 hour later
Brief Answer:
Must decide surgery of varicose veins in same hospital stay .

Detailed Answer:
Hello dear

Warm welcome to
I have evaluated your query thoroughly .

* The doctor`s advise is in right direction .

* Reasons to support this theory

- Basic intention is to treat the cause ( current operation is the treatment of
element of the basic pathology only ) .
- The intensity of varicose veins is more as it had caused ulcer .
- The control of varicose veins will help to alleviate other co morbid conditions
associated with it .
- Her ambulation and over all recovery would be fine .
- No need of further hospital admission .

Wishing her fine recovery .
Welcome for further assistance .

Regards take care .
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