surgical removal of large, superficial varicose veins
Varicose veins are permanent expansions of superficial veins, which are often lumpy, bulging or twisted in appearance. They are often caused by the imbalance of blood pressure in the superficial vein and the endurance of the vein’s walls. The most common cause of varicose veins is the insufficiency of venous valves and inherent or acquired weakness of the vein walls.
Mini-phlebectomy is a surgical treatment method involving local removal of varicose veins. The procedure is conducted under local anaesthesia. After disinfecting the skin, a local anaesthetic is inserted in the soft tissue through the incision. Then, using special surgical crochet devices, varicose veins are removed through millimetre skin cuts or punctures. The incisions are usually so small, that they do not require suture, although in some cases, stitches might be required. After the procedure, a sterile dressing is applied to the qound and the compression stocking or elastic bandage is put on the limb. Usually immediately after the procedure you can resume normal physical activity.
Benefits of the treatment:
- the wounds after the procedure heal very quickly
- small scars after the procedure become invisible with time
- very good cosmetic effect
- wearing a class 1 compression stocking for 24 hours after the procedure and then during the day for two weeks.
- it is not advised to drive a car directly after the treatment
Already the next day the patients are able to return do moderate physical activity (walks, climbing the stairs, work which does not require intense effort). Return to exercise is possible after 2-4 weeks.
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