Can or should we remove or destroy a saphenous vein in surgery?

The most frequent question in the vascular office is whether and if we should withdraw the saphenous vein. In our opinion the answer is that we should not.

The saphenous vein is important for the patient’s future. This occurs both for saphenous bridges and for receiving collateral flow that develops in the future. See the subject on the page on the main reasons for maintaining the saphenous vein. See the subject in the post about where the blood goes after it is destroyed or the saphenous vein is removed.

In the video below we discuss where the blood flow goes after withdrawal of the saphenous vein.