Varicose veins (varices) and their treatment
Varicose veins are not only cosmetically disturbing, they cause fatigue, venal congestion and leg cramps. In an advanced state they also cause lesions, phlebitis and ulcers on the lower leg.
A qualified diagnosis is prerequisite for a coordinated treatment plan for the patient, which, in case of varicosis, consists of a combination of various schemes. It is necessary to remove the enlarged veins in cases of varicosis.
Our specialists show long-time experience within the different methods. Moreover they test every new development, if it is well field-tested and on its success, to include it to our program.
Our modern, minimal invasive techniques range from, so called Invaginations- or PIN- extractions, to foam sclerotherapy and up to the endolmuneal CLOSURE-procedure.
Applying the PIN- extraction, a special probe, the so called PIN, is used. Trough a tiny transection in the groin or the hollow of the knee. it is inserted into the vein trunk and is pushed through to the first working vain flap. During the further steps the bad piece of the vein is removed. The healthy part of the vein is left untouched.
Applying the CLOSURE-procedure a thin catheter, which transfers high frequency energy to the vein wall, is inserted trough a tiny transection on the leg. The thereby produced heat causes a collapse and closure of the vein, which remains within the body. It is transformed into connective tissue and is degenerated by the body over time. Health veins then take over the tasks.
In most cases the removal of lateral branch veins, by using fine surgical instruments, is necessary. The procedure is followed by 1-2 days of wound bandage and additionally days of surgical hose (elastic stocking) during the day. The recovery gets supported by short walks.
All the treatment methods are performed on an outpatient basis and under local or regional anaesthetic. General anaesthesia is optional.
The most important advantages of our procedures are:
• Outpatient procedure
• Local or regional anaesthesia
• Short recovery time
• Resumption of normal activities within a couple of days as well as a quick resumption of sports
• Good cosmetic outcome with minimal to no scarring
• Earlier return to work
Spider veins usually occur in the legs and are often unsightly. As a deeper problem of the larger veins is often concealed behind spider veins, an ultrasound examination of the venous system is recommended prior to treatment.
The treatment of spider veins is performed by puncturing the small veins and injecting them with a sclerosing agent in liquid or foamed form. The treatment takes little time and is associated with little pain. The procedure is followed by 24- 36 hour compression treatment.
After the examination our specialists will discuss the suitable treatment options in detail with you and then define the treatment schedule.