Varicosis in Dnipro

Varicose veins are a condition when the veins become dilated, tortuous, and protruded on the surface of the skin. With varicose veins, veins lose their elasticity and become thinner, which leads to poor blood circulation and the formation of blood clots. This can cause severe pain, swelling, cramps, and fatigue in the legs.

Treatment for varicose veins includes lifestyle changes (for example, losing weight, increasing physical activity), using compression stockings or bandages, medication, and surgery (for example, sclerotherapy or phlebectomy).

The reasons causing varicose veins

The disease most often appears on the legs but can occur in other parts of the body. Varicose veins are caused by a malfunction of the valves in the veins that normally help blood move up the legs. If the valves do not work properly, blood begins to pool in the lower part of the body, causing the veins to dilate.

The risk factors that may contribute to the development of varicose veins:

  • Heredity. If close relatives had varicose veins, the likelihood of its occurrence increases.
  • Gender. Women are more likely to have varicose veins due to hormonal changes that occur during pregnancy and menopause.
  • Age. With age, the walls of the veins become less elastic, which can lead to their expansion.
  • Passive lifestyle. Prolonged sitting or standing in one place can cause congestive circulatory failure.
  • Obesity. Excess weight can increase pressure on the veins in your legs.
  • Injuries and operations in the leg area. Consequences of injuries and operations that lead to circulatory disorders.
  • Smoking. Smoking constricts blood vessels and can lead to poor circulation.

The indications for the treatment of varicose veins

Indications for the treatment of varicose veins may include:

  • a pain and discomfort in the legs associated with varicose veins,
  • swelling of the legs that does not improve with rest and elevation of the legs,
  • frequent cramps or painful spasms in the legs,
  • an appearance of skin ulcers in the area of ​​varicose veins,
  • a risk of developing thrombophlebitis (the formation of blood clots in the veins),
  • a cosmetic defect (the pigment spots, the spider veins, and the visual expansion of veins).

If you have symptoms of varicose veins, it is recommended to make an appointment with a phlebologist who will conduct an examination and prescribe the necessary treatment.

The diagnostic methods for the removal of varicose veins at N1 Clinic in Dnipro

A diagnosis of varicose veins begins with an examination and medical history of the patient. The doctor may ask questions about symptoms, such as pain and swelling in the legs, and also ask about risk factors.

For further diagnosis, a phlebologist (varicose veins doctor) can use the following methods:

  • A Doppler ultrasound, which helps to determine the degree of varicose veins and the presence of valvular insufficiency.
  • A duplex scanning, which is needed to assess the condition of the veins, vascular deformation, lumen size, and the presence of thrombotic mass.
  • A contrast venography, which is an x-ray test that uses an injection of contrast material to visualize veins and detect blood clots in the deep veins.
  • A plethysmography, which helps to study the state of the valve apparatus and the volume of blood inflow and outflow from the veins.
  • Mgnetic resonance imaging (MRI), which is required to create images of the veins to reveal structural and functional changes in the veins.

After the diagnosis, the doctor may suggest various treatment options for varicose veins in the lower extremities and other areas, including conservative therapy, sclerotherapy, laser treatment for varicose veins, or surgical removal of varicose veins. The price of varicose vein surgery is determined by the chosen method and the complexity of the particular case.

The treatment methods for varicose veins

The specialist selects the treatment method depending on the degree of varicose veins development and the presence of other diseases. Your doctor may suggest the following treatments:

  • A conservative therapy, that includes lifestyle changes, wearing compression garments, exercises to strengthen leg muscles, and taking medications to improve blood circulation and relieve pain.
  • Sclerotherapy is a method in which a special drug is injected into a dilated vein to cause it to stick together. This leads to the closure of the vein and a decrease in its size.
  • A laser treatment is a method, when laser light is directed at the dilated vein, causing it to close and shrink in size.
  • Surgical removal of leg veins is a method that is used in severe cases when other treatments are ineffective. It may involve removing dilated veins or redirecting them.

The choice of treatment method should be based on the individual characteristics of the patient and the doctor’s recommendations.

Surgery to remove varicose veins at N1 Clinic

A surgery to remove varicose veins is called a phlebectomy. It is usually performed under general anesthesia or local anesthesia.

During the surgery, the surgeon makes small incisions in the skin to gain access to the affected veins. Through these incisions, he removes dilated areas of the veins. If vein valves are damaged, they may also be removed or realigned to improve blood flow.

A few days after the surgery, the patient can return to normal activities. The full recovery may take several weeks. Wearing a compression bandage or stocking during this time is recommended to help reduce swelling and speed up healing.

The advantages of laser treatment for varicose veins at N1 Clinic in Dnipro

In our clinic, the surgeries are performed by experienced doctors using international treatment protocols. We never prescribe surgery without a full diagnosis or in cases where it can be postponed or avoided altogether.

Our clinic has modern equipment for diagnosis, treatment, and operations. We offer full medical and medication support, as well as comfortable inpatient accommodation with 3 meals a day. These are included in the cost of the operation.

We are waiting for you for a consultation with our specialist if you want to receive qualified and effective help.