The injection of a sclerosing agent leads to the closing of the vein, over time it will be resorbed by the body. The treatment takes only a few minutes, however, wearing a compression bandage or stocking is necessary for a few days. The method is intended for small and very small varicose veins but also for so-called spider veins i.e. Microsclerotherapy.
This is a variation of sclerotherapy treatment. For this, the sclerosing agent is foamed before injection into the varicose vein. Thus, it has a stronger effect on the diseased veins. The same technique can be used to eliminate larger varicose veins.More informationen about spider veins look at:
Compression therapy (stockings) is an important component of vein treatment. In most cases, it is necessary only during and shortly after the treatment. Just in the case of chronic congestion, such as deep state thrombosis, it is necessary to use this treatment long term.
Stripping of the truncal vein
A flexible probe is inserted into the diseased vein. The varicose vein is cut through the top and bottom and is fixed to the probe. By pulling out the probe, the varicose vein is also removed.
The varicose side branches are removed through small cuts and special instruments. In ideal cases, if the cuts do not exceed 2 to 3 mm, they can heal without scaring.
These methods have become a real alternative to vein stripping surgery in recent years. The truncal veins or larger varicose veins are sealed by means of the output energy of radio waves or laser probe. For this purpose, a small incision or puncture of the skin is performed in the area of the lower leg. A very thin probe is introduced into the truncal vein, and advanced up to the inguinal area or knee. The catheter is slowly withdrawn while the vein wall is heated, the vein shrinks and it eventually closes completely. This makes the inguinal or popliteal cut obsolete.
The vein is removed by the body later. We treat about 500 patients annually with these methods, and can confirm the benefits observed in studies:
A new and unique minimally invasive treatment of varicose veins, in which a medical adhesive is used in order to safely and effectively seal varicose veins. Through a small puncture in the skin (usually in the lower leg), a small catheter is positioned in the diseased vein under ultrasound guidance. After that, again under ultrasound guidance, a small amount of medical adhesive is gradually released in order to to seal the vein. In addition, gentle pressure is exerted from the outside. The VenaSeal adhesive was developed from cyanoacrylate glue, a special adhesive used for over 50 years in medicine, specifically developed for the treatment of varicose veins.
The advantages of this method are obvious: small amounts of narcotics (usually only at the puncture site); the usual compression therapy is obsolete or only necessary for a few days; no danger of skin or nerve injuries; occupational and sporting activities can usually be resumed the next day.
Further information under: www.venaseal.com
The costs of the catheter methods used for diseased truncal veins are assumed by all private health insuring companies and aid systems, but not by all statutory insurances. Depending on the individual clinical picture, the costs may add up to somewhere between 1200 and 2800 Euros.