Our arteries carry oxygen-rich blood from your heart to every part of your body. Veins carry the blood back to your heart. Many conditions can affect these blood vessels and cause problems.
Vascular surgeons treat vein and artery conditions. They diagnose them and help patients manage them. Treatments include diet, exercise, medicine, and procedures or surgery.
But some procedures are overused. As part of the Choosing Wisely series, the Society for Vascular Surgery has listed four procedures and when to avoid them. If your doctor orders one of them, you should ask why.
Varicose veins are twisted, enlarged veins. Any superficial vein may become varicosed, but the veins most commonly affected are those in your legs. That's because standing and walking upright increases the pressure in the veins of your lower body.
For many people, varicose veins and spider veins — a common, mild variation of varicose veins — are simply a cosmetic concern. For other people, varicose veins can cause aching pain and discomfort. Sometimes varicose veins lead to more-serious problems.
Treatment may involve self-care measures or procedures by your doctor to close or remove veins.
Our surgeons' vascular surgeons use minimally invasive and modern techniques in the treatment of venous diseases. They effectively solve the problem and allow you to leave the hospital the next day:
Any of the methods of treatment requires an individual approach and is carried out taking into account contraindications. First, a phlebologist surgeon examines a patient. Studies the history of the disease, assigning the necessary diagnosis. Based on the results of the examination, the best method of treating the patient is selected.
Sclerotherapy is one of the most affordable and popular methods for treating varicose veins. This technique involves the introduction of a special medicine that stimulates the closure and resorption of the affected vessel. It is performed under local anesthesia.
Endovenous laser obliteration (EVLO) is a method of obliteration of the saphenous veins by means of intravascular thermal action by laser radiation.
During the miniflebectomy, the doctor makes a micro-cut, through which with the help of a special hook, the affected blood vessel is removed and removed. Unlike surgical intervention, this method does not leave scars and is low-impact.
Phlebectomy is a surgical procedure that removes the veins affected by varicose veins. The operation is prescribed by a vascular surgeon in the case when varicose veins are started and against its background some dangerous complications develop.
Crosssectomy is performed through a small incision in the area of the inguinal fold. The intersection of the varicose vein by the surgeon is performed exactly where it enters the deep vein. Crosssectomy is often performed on ascending thrombophlebitis. After surgery, a neat cosmetic seam is applied. Almost no trace remains.
The facts of medical statistics show that in the treatment of diseases of the veins most often, combined phlebectomy is required, using at the same time the different methods described above.