Which treatment is best for varicose veins?

A UK study has compared three procedures for quality of life and cost-effectiveness
Reuters Health
Varicose veins

At five years, surgery for varicose veins and thermal ablation by laser edge out ultrasound-guided foam sclerotherapy for patient quality of life, according to a UK randomised trial.

Both provide modestly better quality of life than foam sclerotherapy for patients, and laser treatment also emerged as more cost-effective than surgery, researchers report in the New England Journal of Medicine.