In addition to the routine investigations, the specific investigation is a Color Doppler Scan of the Lower Limb Venous System. It also helps the main cause of ruling out deep vein thrombosis.
Surgery – Vein ligation, stripping – scarring, hospital stay, increased risk of infection, general anaesthesia, not so suitable in the aged. Contrary to traditional treatment, we offer hybrid therapy in our clinic- Endovenous Laser/ Radio Frequency Ablation + Sclerotherapy Advantage of this treatment- minimally invasive, day care procedure, walk in n walk out, can get back to work from next day, no surgery, no scarring, no general anaesthesia, suitable for the aged and the surgically unfit
Endovenous Laser Treatment for the elimination of varicose veins is quickly becoming the gold-standard in the treatment of varicose veins. Endovenous Laser Treatment uses laser energy, which is simply a highly concentrated beam of light. Medical lasers work by delivering this light energy to the targeted tissue with extreme precision, so as not to affect the surrounding tissue. Lasers have proven their safety and effectiveness through years of use in all types of medical procedures, from eye surgery to dermatology. In the hands of a skilled physician, lasers offer far less risk for complications than conventional surgery.
In Endovenous Laser Treatment, a thin fiber is inserted into the damaged vein through a very small entry point in the skin. A laser light is emitted through the fiber, as the fiber is pulled back through the vein, it delivers just the right amount of energy. The targeted tissue reacts with the light energy, causing the vein to close and seal shut. The veins that are closed are superficial veins that handle less than five percent of the body's blood flow. The blood is automatically routed to other, healthy veins. Our physicians use a jacketed fiber, which prevents any contact between the fiber and the vein wall. This prevents much of the pain and bruising that is often associated with the more conventional method of ligation and stripping. Some patients may experience temporary soreness or some slight swelling, which can be treated effectively with over-the-counter, non-aspirin pain relievers and typically subsides within the first five days.
The procedure is minimally invasive and requires no general anesthesia. Only local anesthetic is used to numb the area where the physician is working. Patients are encouraged to walk immediately after the procedure and can resume normal activities the same day.
What can happen if you don't get them treated They are irreversible and would advance to next stage in no time, form non healing painful ulcers and in long standing patients may cause development of carcinoma. Varicose veins should be removed completely. Otherwise pooling of blood in legs might cause venous insufficiency and may lead ultimately to heart failure