More than half of the world's population faces the problem of varicose veins. This disease, which patients recognize by the heaviness in the legs and the presence of dark blue tortuous veins, requires the attention of a specialist, because without proper treatment it gradually progresses and can lead to the appearance of trophic ulcers.

To prevent further development of the disease, the doctor will prescribe special drugs to increase vascular tone, wearing compression underwear, etc. However, only surgery for varicose veins will allow you to get rid of already dilated veins, which often disturb patients for aesthetic reasons.

What are the indications for surgery for varicose veins?

The expediency of performing an operation for varicose veins is determined by a phlebologist after conducting the necessary studies. As a rule, this is duplex angioscanning, which, thanks to the combination of Doppler and ultrasound scanning, allows you to assess the state of the patient's venous system in real time. If deep veins are involved, additional investigations may be needed.

Since any, even minimally invasive, surgical intervention is associated with the risk of various complications, operations for varicose veins are resorted to in case of failure of treatment with conservative methods or at advanced stages of the disease.

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Surgery for varicose veins indicated:

  • with pathological dilatation of the saphenous veins;
  • if the varicose veins are accompanied by swelling, fatigue or pastosity of the legs;
  • in violation of the outflow of blood;
  • in case of signs of trophic changes in soft tissues that are not amenable to conservative treatment;
  • in case of acute thrombophlebitis.

The expediency of surgical intervention for varicose veins is determined by a phlebologist after examinations.

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How is varicose vein surgery carried out?

Top clinic of innovative phlebology Capio Mosel-Eifel-Klinik (Germany), with more than 30 years of experience in the treatment of varicose veins, performs a wide range of operations for varicose veins using the most sparing techniques and technologies that not only provide an excellent effect, but also avoid the appearance of postoperative scars.

The method of carrying out the operation aimed at eliminating the problem is selected individually – taking into account the peculiarities of the course of the disease and the individual characteristics of the patient's body, as well as his wishes.

Each surgical technique has its advantages and disadvantages, which you can discuss with a phlebologist at a preliminary consultation in order to choose the most appropriate method of intervention.

 

Are there any restrictions after varicose vein surgery?

Adequate assessment of the patient's condition and the skill of the surgeon – factors that are essential for a successful outcome of varicose vein surgery.

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However, after discharge (and in some cases, patients are able to return home after a day's stay in the clinic), in order to prevent the recurrence of the problem and speed up recovery, the doctors of the Capio Mosel-Eifel-Klinik clinic advise following some recommendations:

  • lead a mobile lifestyle for a month after surgery for varicose veins (brisk walking 4 times a day for 20 minutes);
  • avoid immobility for more than 2 hours;
  • wear compression stockings, especially on long trips;
  • refrain from playing sports for 3 weeks after the intervention;
  • you can return to swimming 3-4 weeks after surgery;
  • come back for a follow-up consultation in 3 weeks.

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The right choice of clinic and specialist significantly increases the chances of a successful operation for varicose veins, however, it directly depends on the patient how timely he will seek qualified help and how carefully he will follow the recommendations of the doctor, which is also important for the result of treatment of varicose veins through surgical interference.

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