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 2015
Format Web, paper
How to obtain Click here to view the decision aid on the developer website
Developer Healthwise
Where was it developed? www.healthwise.org
Healthwise
US
Health condition Varicose Veins
Type of decision aid Treatment
Language English
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: 2017-04-06.