Varicose veins have been treated for over two thousand years by surgical incision. Current modern standards of treatment involve identification using ultrasound to identify sites of incompetence in the venous system. This information allows specifically directed surgical therapy to control venous incompetence. Ligation of the saphenofemoral and/or saphenopopliteal junction with associated stab/avulsions of varicose veins is the current standard of surgical therapy for the control of varicose veins. The following video outlines what you, the patient, can expect from the current surgical therapy for varicose veins. Also, please download more in depth information about traditional surgical treatment for varicose veins via the blue links below.