Treatment of varicose veins
Treatment of varicose veins and vein diseases is our specialty. Take advantage of the advice of our specialists in the field of phlebology.
What are varicose veins?
Chronic venous insufficiency, varicose disease, varicose veins – these are different terms for the same disease. Varicose veins occur when the blood in a venous vessel, due to its diseased structure, flows in a different direction than it should. They are a health problem, but also an aesthetic one. Many of our future patients treat varicose veins only as a cosmetic defect and accept them as something natural, for example as a consequence of age or pregnancy. And yet, diseases of the veins are associated with many serious, often life-threatening complications. Our record holders were able to procrastinate and suffer even for several dozen years before they decided to visit a phlebologist – a specialist in vein diseases.
The methods we use allow you to return to your daily activities within three to seven days. In the case of traditional methods of removing varicose veins, which are not recommended by us, this time is much longer, and requires much greater self-discipline from the patient and an extended period of wearing special stockings, which is an additional discomfort, especially in the summer.
The underestimated disease leads to the intensification of clinical symptoms in the form of progressive fibrosis of the subcutaneous fatty tissue of the shin and skin changes. Further delay in starting the treatment of varicose veins results in ulceration – a oozing wound appears. It opens the door to potential danger and in an extreme situation can cover the entire shin. Amputation may be the only possible treatment in that kind of case.
Thrombophlebitis of superficial veins
manifested by painful swelling and redness of the skin at the site of inflammation. You can see blue, livid, hard veins on it.
Thrombophlebitis of deep veins
swelling and pain affects the entire shin or limb. It can be the source of the worst complication – pulmonary embolism.
Each of us, regardless of age, has the right to live a healthy life without pain. Any change on the skin, pain, discomfort should be a signal to consult a phlebologist.
One short visit will dispel doubts, and when recommendations appear, effectively deal with vein diseases.
Treatment of varicose veins – when You should see a phlebologist?
What should be of particular concern? The feeling of heaviness and pain in the legs and swelling appearing in the evening or after prolonged standing – this symptom is often underestimated, because in the morning the problem usually disappears. Some patients associate this discomfort with too tight socks. Nighttime calf cramps can also be a symptom.
Methods of treating varicose veins:
SVS – steam ablation for varicose veins
A modern, most natural method of surgical treatment of varicose veins invented by Dr. Rene Milleret. Diseased vessels are closed using pulses of hot steam. In the hospital in Środa Wielkopolska not only treatments are carried out, but also special trainings for doctors in that specific method of treating varicose veins.
It consists in the gradual implementation of a special polymer adhesive into the lumen of the venous vessel. As a result of appropriate pressure, it glues the walls of the vessel. This causes the diseased vein to close.
Sclerotherapy with phlebectomy
It consists in combining two methods of removing varicose veins. A special chemical to close the veins and a traditional method of removing varicose veins.
It consists in administering a sclerosing chemical, i.e. active foam, to the vessel, which causes a controlled inflammation of the vein. This causes fibrosis and atresia of the varicose vein. We use polidocanol (Aethoxysclerol, Sclerovein) with a concentration of 0.5 to 3.0%. The procedure is performed on an outpatient basis, in the medical office. It is recommended to remove small varicose veins – telangiectasia, the so-called spider veins and reticular varicose veins. Treatments can be repeated every 2-4 weeks. They do not require anesthesia.
Treatment of varicose veins – our specialists:
MD Krzysztof Galbas
Chirurg ogólny, flebolog
dr Ziemowit Kowalski
dr Piotr Bera
Chirurg ogólny specjalista chirurgii naczyniowej