Decision Aid Summary
|Title||Varicose Veins: Should I Have a Surgical Procedure?|
|Audience||People with varicose veins.|
|Options included||Have surgery or a procedure to close or remove your varicose veins.
Try home care to improve your symptoms.
Exercise, prop up your legs when resting, wear support or compression stockings.
Loose weight if needed.
|Year of last update or review||2020|
|How to obtain||Click here to view the decision aid on the developer website|
|Where was it developed?||www.healthwise.org
|Health condition||Varicose Veins|
|Type of decision aid||Treatment|
|Based on IPDAS criteria (International Patient Decision Aid Standards) this decision aid (and/or supporting materials) meets:|
|7 out of 7 criteria to be defined as a patient decision aid|
|8 out of 8 criteria to lower the risk of making a biased decision|
|Not applicable: other criteria for decision aids about screening or testing|
Last modified: 2019-06-26.