Varicose veins are generally considered an esthetic problem, but in reality, visible varicose veins in the legs is one of the symptoms of a disease called chronic venous insufficiency (CVI).
Hospiten's Angiology and Vascular Surgery Service incorporates a treatment to seal veins using medical glue that makes it possible to eliminate varicose veins without surgery. To do so, a non-toxic medical glue is used to quickly, effectively eliminate varicose veins.
How does it work?
By using real time images of the varicose by means of Doppler ultrasound, the diseased vein is located and is punctured under sedation. The specialist in Angiology and Vascular Surgery guides a catheter through the dilated vein while releasing the medical compound to close the vein. The cyanoacrylate, or glue, induces fibrosis that prevents the passage of blood through the dilated vein, causing the blood flow to be redistributed through the other, healthy veins in the leg.
- Success rate greater than 96%
- Less post-treatment pain compared to other techniques like saphenectomy, radiofrequency or endovenous laser ablation
- Does not induce hyperpigmentation so the procedure can be carried out in summer
- There is no need for Heparin
- Compression stockings are not needed
- No general anesthesia
- Immediate recovery
- Outpatient procedure
- No incisions or cuts are made in the skin
Another minimally invasive treatment for the removal of varicose veins in the legs without surgery is sclerotherapy.
Sclerotherapy is a minimally invasive treatment used to treat varicose and spider veins or telangiectasias. The procedure involves injecting a solution directly into the affected veins causing them to shrink and eventually to disappear.
Sclerotherapy is used to improve the cosmetic appearance of spider veins and relieve some of the symptoms associated with spider veins, including pain, burning, swelling, and night cramps. It is the main treatment for small varicose veins in the legs.
Dra. Mirjana Lara Caro