Varicose veins are enlarged, swollen, and twisted veins that usually occur in the legs and feet. They can be caused by weakened valves and walls in the veins, leading to inefficient blood flow and pooling of blood. Varicose veins can cause discomfort, pain, heaviness, and cosmetic concerns.
The treatment of varicose veins aims to alleviate symptoms, improve blood flow, and reduce their appearance.
Sclerotherapy is a medical procedure used to treat varicose veins and spider veins. Varicose veins are enlarged, twisted veins that often occur in the legs due to weakened valves and poor blood flow. Spider veins are smaller, dilated blood vessels that appear close to the skin's surface, resembling spider webs or tree branches.
During sclerotherapy, a special solution called a sclerosant is injected directly into the affected veins using a very fine needle. The sclerosant irritates the inner lining of the vein, causing it to collapse and stick together. This process seals off the varicose or spider vein and redirects the blood flow into healthier veins nearby.
Glue treatment with endovascular refers to a medical procedure used to treat certain vascular conditions, particularly arteriovenous malformations (AVMs) and aneurysms. It is a minimally invasive approach that involves using a special medical glue to block or close off abnormal blood vessels or weakened areas in the blood vessels.
The procedure is performed by an interventional radiologist or an interventional neurosurgeon, using endovascular techniques. "Endovascular" means that the treatment is delivered from inside the blood vessels, without the need for open surgery.
Endovascular laser varicose veins treatment is a minimally invasive procedure used to treat varicose veins. During the procedure, a thin, flexible tube called a catheter is inserted into the affected vein through a small incision.
The catheter delivers laser energy directly to the vein's inner walls, causing it to collapse and seal shut. This redirects blood flow to healthier veins, improving circulation and reducing the appearance and symptoms of varicose veins. The procedure is performed under local anesthesia, has a shorter recovery time compared to traditional surgery, and offers excellent cosmetic outcomes for patients with varicose veins.
Endovascular RF (Radiofrequency) therapy is a medical procedure used to treat certain vascular conditions, particularly in the arteries and veins. It is a minimally invasive approach that utilizes radiofrequency energy to heat and treat the diseased blood vessels from inside the blood vessels themselves.
During the endovascular RF therapy procedure, a thin, flexible catheter is inserted into the blood vessel through a small incision, typically in the groin or wrist. The catheter is advanced through the blood vessels under X-ray or other imaging guidance to reach the target area.