Vascular surgery

Chronic venous insufficiency is a degenerative disorder in which the valves in the veins of the lower limbs function poorly. The result is an accumulation of blood and the formation of varicose veins. Although varicose veins are often perceived rather as an aesthetic problem, left untreated they may lead to serious health complaints. As a result it is suitable to treat varicose veins in a timely manner.

Description

Within the framework of surgical therapy of varicose veins we offer radiofrequency treatment in one-day surgery using the VNUS FAST system.

Description of method

Radiofrequency treatment of varicose veins using the VNUS FAST system represents a minimally invasive procedure, which combines the insertion of a special catheter by means of a small injection directly into the treated vein, and its subsequent heating to a high temperature of 120°C (method of endoluminal thermal ablation).

This causes damage to the collagen of the venous wall, and thus immediate collapse and closure of the treated vein. Immediately after this procedure the blood finds a path through the healthy venous channel. The blood flow is thus directed by a natural pathway, and the treated vein manages the ligament tissue, which is fully absorbed.

The system of radiofrequency ablation has been statistically monitored over the long term. Primary closure is attained in 98% of patients, and three-year closure in 93% (Three-Year Results from the ClosureFast™ Longitudinal Study ).

The advantage in comparison with other systems is long-term experience, excellent effectiveness of the performed procedure, short period of convalescence, low risk of complications and less pain.

Before procedure

The doctor examines the superficial and deep venous system for the presence of venous reflex. Correct examination will show the structure, function and architecture of veins and help determine the subsequent therapeutic plan. The diagnosis itself is in the hands of an experienced doctor and available in a moment.

During procedure

The doctor inserts a special catheter for radiofrequency ablation into the limb with a small injection, and its correct placement is checked by ultrasound. A solution is subsequently applied with anaesthetic via the catheter directly into the treated vein (“tumescence”). The doctor then progressively treats the entire vein, removes the catheter and covers the puncture with a sterile patch.

After procedure

At the end of the procedure, the client's limb is placed in a compressive sleeve, and an injection of low-molecular heparin is applied. On the day of the procedure the patient is already able to walk, and from the next day can return to regular activities, whilst refraining from strenuous exertion and physical exercise for 5 days. The necessity to wear compressive sleeves is minimised to 1-2 weeks. After the procedure it is possible that slight pain or stiffness may be felt in the place of insertion and throughout the course of the treated vein, which however spontaneously recedes within 3-5 days without the need for analgesics.

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