Varicose vein stripping and ligation is a surgery to remove varicose veins in your legs. Your veins have valves inside them to ensure blood flows in the right direction to your heart. Varicose veins can occur when these valves become damaged or weakened and blood pools in your veins.
In vein ligation, a varicose vein is “tied off” to prevent blood from entering it. The vein is then stripped (removed from your body). After the varicose vein stripping and ligation, your healthy veins take over to restore normal blood flow.