Varicose vein treatment

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State-of-the-art approach to varicose vein treatment


Crossectomy is currently considered to be one of the most modern and effective methods of varicose vein treatment. If you want to get rid of varicose veins once and for all, think about this procedure, because there is no other method that offers better medical outcomes and aesthetic effects.

Endovenous laser treatment is a minimally invasive and practically painless procedure. A fibre-optic cable is put into the saphenous vein which is closed by means of laser-emitted thermal energy in the process called ablation. Both legs can be treated during a single session.

After the surgery, you will have to wear a compression stocking on the treated leg. If you’re suffering from extensive varicose veins, reticular veins and spider veins, you are well advised to combine this treatment with foam sclerotherapy. Patients who are professionally active will be happy to hear that this method enables quick return to full activity.

Frequently asked questions

This procedure causes less perioperative trauma compared to traditional methods and therefore you can enjoy the effects much faster. It causes less discolouration, thickening and haematomas. You may experience transient swelling of peripheral parts of the limbs. You can resume normal physical activity faster. As in the case of foam sclerotherapy, you have to remember that the procedure of laser varicose vein removal is a process involving a whole team of specialists, starting from diagnostics, through the procedure itself and ending with physical therapy and cosmetology.

Laser treatment for varicose veins should not cause any hair loss. If this is the case, please consult a trichology specialist.

It is recommended to make diagnostic tests and Doppler Duplex ultrasound, as well as plan for a proper treatment. You then have to perform the basic tests recommended by the surgeon. The procedure can be carried out under sedation with the help of an anaesthesiologist along with local anaesthesia or sometimes using only an epidural anaesthesia. Your safety and comfort is always our priority.

The use of minimally invasive techniques in the treatment of venous failure combined with preoperative diagnostics allows us to achieve much better results and reduce the risk of complications. A properly performed procedure gives permanent results in 90-95% of cases. Please remember that the procedure itself is only one element of the treatment process and you should be followed-up by the operating doctor until the end of your life.

As with every other procedure, there is a risk of complications, such as intraoperative bleeding, haematomas, thickening, as well as rare cases of postoperative relapse. However, compared to traditional methods, the use of minimally invasive techniques, including laser, significantly increases safety and minimises possible complications.

The first varicose vein removal procedure, the so-called Babcock’s stripping, was carried out in 1905. The idea behind the procedure, i.e. stripping of the superficial venous system, is still followed today. The first surgery using laser technique in the treatment of venous insufficiency was performed almost 100 years later. Thanks to the development of minimally invasive techniques, such as laser therapy, it was possible to decrease perioperative trauma and  decidedly improve patient safety. The use of Doppler Duplex ultrasound in minimally invasive techniques is a “golden standard” for every procedure.