Mostly, varicose needs surgical intervention. Stripping is a kind surgery performed to remove the affected portion of a vein. Two tiny incisions are made at both ends of the damaged vein and a thin plastic wire is threaded into it. Most commonly, it is the vessel running down the inner side of the leg from groin to ankle that has to be stripped. Stripping is an effective non-pharmaceutical method of treatment. Recurrence rate does not exceed 2%.
German clinics perform so called short stripping, during which only the damaged portion of the vein, not the whole vessel, is removed. This improves the cosmetic effect, shortens rehabilitation period and eliminates pain syndrome. Vein stripping reduces the risk of recurrent leg ulcers. There is a minor risk of scarring in places where the incisions are made.
Phlebectomy in Germany
This is a kind of surgery used to treat varicose veins. Today, the micro-incision vein surgery is the most commonly used method. Damaged veins are stripped via 1-3 mm punctures. The procedure requires general or epidural anesthesia. In the end, a special kind of adhesive is used instead of stitching. Phlebectomy requires preparatory measures, such as:
- Standard pre-surgery lab tests
- Ultrasound scanning of legs
Laser varicose vein treatment in Germany
Varicose is a condition, which causes veins to become enlarged, inflexible and twisted. Varicose veins are mostly observed on the leg, less commonly in the lower pelvis, esophagus, stomach, spermatic cord and rectum. The disease occurs in all age groups. Treatment of varicosity in Germany can bring you back to healthy life. German doctors use one-of-a-kind treatment methods.
What’s the difference between traditional surgical treatment and laser treatment?
Traditional surgery, which is performed under general or spinal anesthesia, requires incisions on the lower leg, hip and groin, through which the affected venous trunk and branch vessels are extracted. The surgery results in numerous stitches, bed rest and lengthy hospitalization. Hemorrhages, lumps and scars are likely to occur in areas where the vessel used to be; not infrequently, the limb swells and feels numb at places, and it takes weeks for patients to regain ability to work.
Laser varicose vein treatment in performed in the following way: under local anesthesia and with the use of ultrasound scanning, an incision is made in the affected venous trunk, and a one-use laser fiber catheter is introduced into the vein and guided toward the groin.
Unlike traditional surgery, laser treatment consists in applying laser energy to the wall of the vein, causing it to shrink and become “welded up,” no reopening of the incision or extraction is required. Varicose branch veins are removed via 2-3 mm incisions under local anesthesia without stitching. The patient walks out of the operating room right after the surgery and leaves clinic in about an hour. After one to three days he/she can get back to work.
Laser treatment stages
The whole procedure comprises four stages.
First, an incision is made in the wall of a vein and a laser fiber catheter is introduced into it. The catheter should go all the way down the affected vein.
Second, the insertion of the catheter requires local anesthesia to prevent muscle contraction and the drifting of the catheter.
Third, after the anesthesia takes effect, the catheter is connected to a laser light generator device. In turn, a so called retractor is attached to the catheter, so that it can be pulled out of the vessel when the brief laser beam therapy is over.
Fourth, the beam is actually applied to the walls as the catheter is pushed down the vessel. A short-term laser impact will be enough to produce the expected effect. Phlebologists in Germany perform more than 10 such operations every day. Each case requires a post-surgery examination to prove success. When the disease is gone, so is the pain.
Advantages of laser varicose vein treatment
First, the procedure is painless. This is thanks to local anesthesia, which rarely lasts 30 minutes. Actually, there is no invasion, and the incisions are too small to cause much pain.
Second, it leaves no cuts. The only traces are sclerotic node-like formations, which disappear after two to three weeks.
Third, this kind of treatment is curative, which makes the clinic in Germany popular among varicose vein patients. The operation guarantees at least five years of healthy life. Providing a patient strictly follows all recommendations, the disease will never recur.
Fourth, laser varicose vein treatment in Germany is the safest way of dealing with the enlargement of veins. There are several factors that guarantee safety:
- Use of high profile equipment
- Use of advanced technologies
- Doctors’ exceptional expertise and skills
- Use of local anaesthesia instead of general
Finally, this kind of treatment will not impair your life in any way. Patients can get back to their daily businesses and have fun on the very same day. This method completely frees patients from post-surgical rehabilitation.
Ultrasound-based therapy for varicose veins in Germany
VNUS Closure is one of the most popular vein treatment methods in Germany. It appears to be a decent alternative to the traditional vein removal surgery. The faulty vein is removed with the help of a vein extractor through two incisions – one in the groin and the other in the gastrocnemious muscle.
VNUS Closure is a minimally invasive procedure, and it is much less painful than vein stripping or laser surgery. Patients say that they feel almost no pain during the operation. Ultrasound therapy can be done on an outpatient basis without hospitalization. A catheter is threaded into the damaged vein through a small cut, and radiowave pulses are applied to the affected area. The pulses cause the vein to shrink and close off, following which the catheter is pulled out. In the end, a bandage is placed over the incision, no stitching is required.
Sclerotherapy treatment of varicose veins in Germany
A highly innovative method.
This is one of the most commonly used non-invasive techniques. It requires an injection of a drug into the superficial veins causing them to close off and eventually fade away. The method has proved simple, minimally traumatic and highly effective. It can be combined with other methods, such as laser surgery, phlebectomy, etc.
Phlebology Center in Pforzheim offers a spectrum of varicose treatment solutions.
Treatment of varicose veins. Vein clinic in Pforzheim
Pforzheim Phlebology Center offers a diversity of services covering a variety of vascular diseases:
- Phlebology in Germany uses duplex sonography in diagnosing vascular disorders. This ultimate method helps reveal vascular permeability and circulation issues, varicoseity, as well as the very architecture of disorders;
- Endovascular phlebology in Germany involves the use of an angiographic device, which helps examine veins and monitor the process of surgery.
Minimally invasive surgery:
- Phlebological surgeries in Germany are done at Pforzhein Phlebology Center on an outpatient and inpatient basis and include crossectomy, partial removal of trunk and spider veins, endovascular procedures and perforatory vein ligation;
- To treat faulty spider vessels, phlebology in Germany applies sclerotherapy (classical and microfoam sclerotherapy) and laser surgery;
- To treat obliterating endarteritis, phlebology in Germany applies tromboendarterectomy (TEA), stenting and dialysis grafting.
Contact us for a detailed consultation on the treatment of varicose veins and other vascular diseases in Germany.