The mini-surgical excision of branch varicosities is a simple, ambulatory operation without complications, in which the visible parts of diseased veins are extracted by means of a small hook through tiny incisions in the skin. The operation is carried out under local anesthesia and can also be performed as a complement to the obliteration of the main veins or the classic stripping operation. It is necessary to wear a bandage for a few days;extreme physical exertion or sports should be avoided during this time.