Varicose Veins

A varicose vein is a condition characterized by enlarged, twisted veins. The veins of the legs are most commonly affected. Some patients do not experience any symptoms, while others have discomfort and pain. It may sometimes cause serious complications.

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  • Clinical Evaluation and Color Doppler: There are several ways to clinically evaluate varicose veins. Venous Doppler ultrasound of the leg is one of the most common imaging techniques. It involves using sound waves to determine the blood flow through the venous valves.
  • Laser Surgery: No needles or cuts on the skin are required in this procedure. It uses a laser that shrinks and collapses the veins. The patients may undergo imaging tests to determine the outcome and adverse effects.
  • Radiofrequency Ablation: This procedure is performed to treat the larger varicose veins. A thin tube, or catheter, is inserted into the enlarged vein. The tip of the catheter is heated through radiofrequency, which shrinks and collapses the veins.
  • Sclerotherapy / Glue: A foam or solution is injected in the affected vein that results in scarring and closing the vein. The vein fades away within a week.
  • Surgical Stripping: This procedure involves tying the vein at the place where it joins the deep vein. The vein is then removed by making the cuts.
  • Compression Therapy: Compression therapy improves the blood flow in the veins and arteries by squeezing the legs. Compression therapy is usually done through compression stockings.
  • Treatment of Perforators: Perforator veins join the superficial and deep veins. The treatment options include laser therapy, sclerotherapy, and minimally invasive surgery.
  • Venous Ulcer Treatment: The primary treatment for venous ulcers is optimal wound care. The other treatments include wearing bandages or compression stockings, doing routine exercises, walking, and taking certain medications.
  • Venography: It is the process of evaluating the veins. It involves injecting the dye through the catheter and analyzing the vein with an X-ray.
  • IVUS Guided Iliac Vein Angioplasty / Stenting: The surgeon removes the blockage from the vein under ultrasound guidance during this process. A stent is placed if the patient is at increased risk of re-narrowing the veins.