Vein Treatments and Vascular Surgery for Varicose Veins
Varicose veins are permanently dilated veins. Hereditary factors, pregnancy, severe trauma to the legs, long periods of standing or even heat and tight clothing that affects blood circulation, all cause patients to be predisposed to the condition.
Varicose veins are not only of cosmetic importance – they can bleed, cause pain, leg swelling, inflammation, skin hardening and breaks leading to a chronic wound called venous leg ulcer. Moreover, varicose veins, especially in the setting of excess body weight and obesity, increase the risk for venous thromboembolism (blood clots) which may be fatal.
Over the past two decades the treatment of varicose vein disease has evolved from open surgery to less invasive procedures that can be performed under local anesthesia, or even without anesthesia. Surgical procedures are used to remove the prominent thick venous channels.
Varicose and spider veins are sometimes treated with Sclerotherapy, one of the lesser invasive procedure used by our specialists. Other procedures include radio ablative catheter therapy, cyanoacrylate gluing and formal vein stripping. Our doctors will help you with more information on operative phlebology during your consultation.
Book an appointment today to get one of our medical experts to assess your varicose veins and identify a suitable method of treatment for you.