Treatment Options for Varicose Veins


Treatment Options for Varicose Veins
Treatment Options for Varicose Veins

To a large extent the treatment will depend on the site of the major valve problems in the varicose veins, the distribution and tortuosity of the veins and the severity of the varicose veins.

Surgery - this is still the most common form of treatment for varicose veins because not much information is available for non-surgical treatment to general public. But besides increased morbidity, recurrence is common as compared to non surgical treatment. 
EVLT (Endovenous Laser Therapy) - this is a method of treating the larger varicose veins in the groin or behind the knee. But frequently does not deal with small varicose veins.  
Injection sclerotherapy - this is used in all types of varicose veins and a microinjection technique may be used for thread veins. It does not seem as effective 
Compression stockings - these may be all that is required if aching & swelling is the main problems. It is essential that the correct grade of stocking is used after proper fitting.   

Latest Treatment for Varicose vein

Radiofrequency ablation (RFA) is the latest and most effective, patient friendly and non-surgical treatment for varicose vein using Multipolar RFA machine. Under color-Doppler ultrasound vision, a radiofrequency catheter is inserted into the abnormal vein and the vessel treated with radio-energy, resulting is closure of the involved vein.

Advantages of Treatment with RFA: -
1. No surgical scar on skin.
2. Procedure done under short / local anesthesia. 
3. It is done as day care or 24 hrs hospital stay. 
4. Patients can resume normal activities within a day.
5. The recurrence rate is very low as compared to surgery.

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