ABOUT THE SERVICE
During a Doppler examination of blood vessels in legs a surgeon-phlebologist determines the degree of vein damage – whether treatment is required or this is just a cosmetic problem.
Symptoms of varicose veins:
- pain, discomfort, itching and sensation of heaviness
- swollen ankles
- cramps in shin muscles
- protuberant capillaries and veins are visible on legs
- pigmentation or ulcers
- Compression therapy
- Foam sclerotherapy
- Laser surgery
Used for moderate varicose veins – during the procedure, a drug, a sclerosing agent, is injected in the damaged section of the vein monitored by ultrasonography, under the influence of which the damaged vein gets closed. The closed vein gradually absorbs (disappears).
Foam sclerotherapy is recommended in cases when veins appear on legs as webs – blue stars (minor spider web on legs), which is a cosmetic defect and does not cause serious problems such as pain or swelling in legs.
This minimally invasive surgery is one of the most popular treatment methods in the world. A modern vein laser coagulation unit is used in the surgery – the vein is closed by laser ray impulses and by thermal effect on the vein wall from inside by introducing a laser wire. Then the vein is burned by laser energy, monitored by ultrasonography. The surgery is performed under local anaesthesia.
Advantages of the surgery:
- the desired cosmetic effect is achieved (no scars)
- only the damaged vein section is treated and surrounding tissues are practically untouched
- the surgery can be performed regardless of a patient’s age and general health condition
- no need to stay in the hospital after the surgery
- quick recovery period – you can return to your daily lifestyle on the second day