Varicose Vein treatment
For the treatment of varicose veins that depend on the internal or external Safena vein, there is a
new technique that allows their removal in a minimally invasive way and without the need for general or spinal anaesthesia. These are the new endoluminal ablation techniques.
Varicose veins are the main manifestation of chronic venous insufficiency. It is the most frequent vascular disease, and constitutes a real health problem, beyond its undoubted aesthetic aspect. Among the different procedures existing today for their disappearance, the fastest and most effective is sclerosis with microfoam using a catheter. This technique allows the elimination of the
main affected venous trunk, in a single session in most cases.
Sclerosis with microfoam is a very effective alternative to surgical treatment, and is a minimally invasive procedure. It consists of injecting a chemical product into the varicose veins that “hardens” the vein and causes it to close and disappear. It does not require anesthesia or recovery, since it is a completely outpatient method, after which the patient can do a completely normal activity. It is carried out through a variable number of sessions.
The catheter is a method of administering the microfoam that enhances its effect and makes the
treatment faster, shortening the number of sessions required. It is a device that is introduced under local anaesthetic into a main venous trunk, and which has a motor attached that makes the catheter rotate at high speed. It combines the chemical effect of the microfoam with the mechanical effect of its rotation, which achieves the closure of this main vein in a single session, as well as some varicose veins.