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Southern Cross Hospital Brightside - Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery

Private Surgical Service

This is where you will come to have your surgery performed. The visits to your surgeon before and after surgery will be at their consulting rooms.

Varicose Veins

The following different types of surgery are available if varicose veins require treatment:

  • Vein stripping – the varicose veins are cut out and the veins that branch off them are tied off. The cuts (incisions) made in the skin are closed with sutures.
  • Phlebectomy – small cuts (incisions) are made in the leg and the varicose veins are pulled out with a tiny hook-like instrument. The cuts are closed with tape rather than sutures and, once healed, are almost invisible.

This page was last updated at 3:42PM on December 2, 2019.