varicose vein surgery
Varicose vein surgery is to remove large vascular malformations.
Varicose veins are mainly found in the legs, but can appear in other parts of the body. They are caused my congenital weakness of the valves in the superficial saphenous veins. As a result of the disease circulatory disorders and ulcers can develop. About 20-30% of adults suffer from the disease.
The development of varicose veins can be the result of heavy physical work, obesity, pregnancy and long hours standing (especially on high heels). Pain, swelling, tiredness as well as heaviness in the legs can be symptoms of vascular malformations.
The more the disease progresses, the more invasive techniques should be used in the treatment. If in the starting stage supporting stockings can be efficient, then in the later phase sclerotherapy can help and as a last step a varicose vein surgery can be a solution.
Surgery at Christinas Clinic
Prior to the surgery the surgeon marks the location of the damaged vein. Then a small cut is made, mostly in the groin area or hock, through which the vein is removed. In case of larger damage, several small cuts may be needed along the vein. Wounds are then closed with sutures and a compression bandage is placed on the leg to push the blood out of varicose veins.