Varicose veins treatment with microincisions – 2-3 days of hospitalization.
The day of hospitalization costs 300 lei and includes anesthesia, surgery, medication and nutrition before and after surgery. Prices apply to insured persons. Accommodation is in living rooms with 1-2 beds, air conditioning, cable TV, internet.
What are varicose veins?
Varicose veins are saciform dilatations of superficial veins, of variable size and density, depending on the evolutionary stage, which generates an unsightly appearance at the level at which they appear. This pathology occurs frequently in the lower limbs but can occur in other areas. In addition to being unsightly, varicose veins are often accompanied by mild to moderate pain, edema (swelling of the legs) and difficulty walking after prolonged orthostatism (after standing for a long time). In advanced stages, local trophic changes such as varicose ulcers (brown coloration of the skin and the appearance of wounds at this level) as well as superficial thrombosis (blood clot in the varicose veins) characterized by intense pain in the limb and inflammation of the varicose veins may occur.
Who is prone to varicose veins?
There are a number of factors that predispose to varicose veins:
Family history – having family members who have had this condition, your risk of developing this condition increases significantly.
Older age – with age the resistance of the vascular walls decreases (the walls of the vessels are no longer so elastic)
Gender – Women are more likely than men to suffer from this disease
Pregnancy – pregnancy leads to increased intra-abdominal pressure making it difficult to return the vein and promoting the appearance of varicose veins
Obesity, leg wounds and other things that weaken the vein valves
Harmful habits that lead to varicose veins
It is about wearing clothes that are too tight, socks that are too tight on the leg and socks that block the circulation and cause inflammation of the veins and the appearance of varicose veins. They can be replaced with compression stockings that help dilate the venous wall, ensuring light pressure. Wearing high heels daily is another harmful habit for the health of the legs, as the calf muscles can no longer pump blood to the veins of the lower limbs. It is recommended to alternate the wearing of heels higher than 2 cm with the smaller ones, which allow the contraction of the calf muscles.
How are varicose veins treated?
1. Lifestyle modification by avoiding prolonged orthostatism (standing), exercise that improves muscle trophicity, avoiding excess weight, avoiding extreme temperatures
2. Microsclerotherapy by injecting sclerosing solutions into varicose veins (small caliber)
3. Ambulatory phlebectomy by layered microincisions at the level of the respective limb with the removal of varicose veins. The operation is performed under local anesthesia
4. Venous stripping, a procedure used in advanced cases of varicose veins and which consists in removing the main varicose veins (large saphenous vein and / or small saphenous vein).