Varicose veins are often a congenital condition. They mostly start with a weakness of the connective tissues. As a consequence they veins get wider and become deformed: the venous valves don't close correctly anymore and the blood flows back unhindered. This causes the cramps in the calves and the fatigue, contractions, and swellings of the legs.
Additionally, the back-flow of blood and the impaired circulation of the lower legs may also cause spider veins, alterations of the skin, and ulcerated legs. Therefore, varicose veins should be removed.
In a phlebectomy, the vein specialist removes the superficial varicose veins with the help of small surgical skin hooks. Through stab incision of max. 2 millimeters in length, the surgeon penetrates the veins the suffer from this condition. With the help of hook-shaped instruments, the phlebologist extracts the vein from the body and permanently removes the pathologically altered blood vessels from the surrounding tissue.
In a foam sclerotherapy procedure, a special air and liquid fluid will be injected as a fine-bubble foam directly in the varicose veins, to achieve the largest possible contact area with the venous wall. With this method, we are able to treat even the bigger veins.
A vein may also be permanently sealed through a radiofrequency energy treatment. By applying repeated heat at the same level, the collagen in the venous walls contract, collapse and, so the vein will be occluded. The blood can then flow back to the heart through the healthy veins.
The «Venefit™ process» uses a segmental ablation technique, in which an up t0 7 cm long segment of the vein can be heated at intervals od 20 seconds with the ClosureFast™ catheter.
With the «VenaSeal™» method the pathological altered main vein is neither removed nor occluded through heat, but rather directly made to adhere to a thin catheter with great care. This reduces the risk of lesions of the skin or of the surrounding nerves. Therefore, this procedure will leave no scars behind.
10 to 15 minutes for the treatment of spider veins. Approximately 45 minutes for the treatment of varicose veins.
You may return to work already the day after the procedure
During the next 3 to 5 days, you may experience local hematomas and swellings.
Dr. Maurizio Camurati will determine the postoperative treatment individually for each case. Generally, three follow-up controls will be required: after 2 weeks, after 4 weeks, and after 6 months.
The costs for a treatment of spider veins and varicose veins may vary depending on the extent of the procedure and will be agreed upon in advance. A portion of the costs of the treatment will be surely covered by your insurance.