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Auckland Regional Vascular Services

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Vascular Disorders

Vascular (blood vessel) disorders treated by vascular surgery include varicose veins. This occurs when veins in the legs and thighs become enlarged and twisted.  This is often caused by the failure of the one-way valve system in the veins, in which case it can be treated surgically by removing the segments of veins containing the malfunctioning valves as well as those veins which are significantly dilated. 

This page was last updated at 2:55PM on December 14, 2020.