Laser removal of leg varicose veins

Description of the procedure::

Enlarged and stretched surface veins (varicose veins) can cause painful cramps in the muscles, feet and lower legs, swelling and burning, and even ulcers in the lower parts of the legs. The neglected ailments can lead to a number of serious complications: venous insufficiency, deep vein inflammation and, consequently, life-threatening embolism (blockage of blood vessels).

In patients with venous insufficiency, the individual decision about the choice of the best treatment method is based on the results of a thorough clinical examination and Doppler study. Surgical treatment of varicose veins is taken into account only in the case of patency of the deep venous system.

LASER REMOVAL OF VARICOSE VEINS – the procedure consists in the irradiation of the affected vein by means of a quartz optical fibre supplied by the laser light, an optical fibre moving through the vein, thanks to the light pulses of the required frequency, it closes from the inside without the need to remove it. After the procedure, only a small scar is left after the optical fibre has been punctured and the vein is fibrotic. This method allows to avoid surgical incision in the groin and postoperative haematoma associated with classical surgery.

Post-treatment recommendations::

After the procedure, it is recommended to wear a tourniquet in the treated areas (in the form of tights / knee-high socks) for about 4 weeks.

Time of incapacity for work::

After removing major changes, the return to work is after about 10 days. Small changes do not necessitate resignation from professional life.

Duration of the procedure: from 120 to 150 minutes
Type of anaesthesia: local
Required tests: blood count, coagulation markers (APTT / INR), electrolytes (NA, K) hepatitis B vaccination, Doppler ultrasound
Time of stay in the clinic:  not required
Contraindications to the procedure: 

limb ischemia, deep vein occlusion, haemorrhagic diathesis and pregnancy