Sievering Clinic

Competence Centre for Minimally Invasive Medical Services


Surgical Treatments

Surgical techniques to treat varicose veins include:

  • Ligation (tying off of a vein);
  • Stripping (removal of a long segment of vein);
  • Ambulatory phlebectomy, which allows for the removal of large surface veins through very small incisions that do not need stitches.
  • Surgery is usually performed using local anaesthesia but may be performed using spinal or general anaesthesia in some centre. Most patients return home the same day as the procedure. Surgery is generally used to treat large varicose veins in advanced disease.

Service Order
Requests for any of these services are accepted on the order of a physician and the patient’s request. As part of the consult, a complete history, physical, interview, and ultrasound Doppler with venous mapping will be ordered and performed. Referrals are accepted by either phone call or fax. The physician’s office should fax the venous consult order, and our staff will arrange for all the rest.

To provide our patients with the highest quality surgical care available, our practice is limited to the evaluation and treatment of general surgical conditions. If you do not have a primary care physician, we will gladly refer you to someone for your non-surgical needs.