Care Instructions After
Varicose Vein Procedures
After your procedure, your leg will be wrapped from the foot to the upper thigh with an Ace bandage or stocking. This bandage should remain in place until the following morning. If it feels too tight, you may loosen it.
In the morning, remove the bandage/stocking and all the dressings and take a shower. Do not take a bath for at least 3 days, but showering is OK.
After showering, place the fitted stocking that you purchased on the leg and wear it during waking hours for the next 10-14 days. This is extremely important in aiding recovery and preventing recurrence. It will also help ease any post procedure discomfort. If you wish, you can remove the stocking to sleep, but otherwise it should only be removed to shower.
Other things of importance are as follows:
After OBL Procedures
After your procedure, once you get home, rest for the remainder of the day. Continue to drink plenty of fluids. Avoid excessive lifting and bending.
If bleeding occurs at the puncture site, apply firm direct pressure to the site. If bleeding continues, call our office or go to the Emergency Department.
Resume your normal activities tomorrow. There is a bandage at the incision site. Leave it in place for 24 hours. In 24 hours, you may remove the dressing and shower.
Do not scrub the site. Gently cleanse and pat it dry. Cover with a Band-Aid. Repeat daily until fully healed.
Do not drive today. A responsible adult should remain with you at home for the first 12-24 hours after your procedure.
Call your physician if you develop any of the following:
Follow-up with your physician in 3 weeks. Instructions may vary depending on the type of procedure that was performed at the outpatient based laboratory.
Please Note: For Hospital procedures, the hospital will contact you a few days before your procedure to go over pre-op and post-op instructions.
If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us at (203) 418-7386, and it will be our pleasure to help you.