What are Varicose Veins?
Varicose veins are veins that become enlarged, bulgy or twisted, more likely in the leg or feet, but it could occur to any part of the body. They can be in blue, red or purple in colour. In the leg veins, there are valves that pump blood back towards the heart. Due to the increased pressure on the leg or feet, veins or the valves become varicose, don’t pump blood.
The situations get critical for those who have more standing hour’s jobs. Long-standing can lead to swelling, skin thickening, ulceration, and venous eczema. These are not life-threatening complications although, but sometimes it may be confused with deep vein thrombosis which can be life-threatening.
Varicose veins is a very common condition, it is estimated that about 6-7% of the entire population has some kind of varicose veins. That said, if we convert it to Indian demographics, about 84 million people will suffer from varicose veins. They can last for years or be lifelong.
Bulging veins that indicate an underlying disease that UPHI can treat.
What are the Causes of a Varicose Veins?
It is usually hereditary. Approximately 70% of all patients with varicose veins have parents with a related condition. If either of your parents has or had these thick, bulgy veins you are more likely to develop them.
If you are working in a facility that requires long standing hours can root varicose veins. Also, pregnancy and obesity make you more vulnerable to varicose veins.
So men and women from different age groups can be affected by this condition. But women are more likely to develop varicose veins, because of hormonal changes during pregnancy, menopause, etc.
What are the Symptoms of Varicose Veins?
They usually aren’t serious but at times such prominent veins are more than an aesthetic issue.
- Itching over the veins
- Swelling around ankle
- Cramping in calves
- Dry thinned skin
- Non-Healing Wounds
Varicose veins may or may not be directly under the skin. They often occur deep under the skin’s surface where one can’t see them easily. It is very important for vascular specialists to examine the overall vein health.
Do we Require a Surgery for Varicose Veins?
These large swelling veins are caused by a blood clot which can be corrected through Lifestyle changes and wearing compression stockings. These remedies will relieve for some time, but it won’t offer you a permanent solution. So better to adopt the medical procedure to cure this problem of the root.
What are the Surgical Options for Varicose Veins?
To Treat the Varicose Veins, various Surgical Treatments are available which are:-
- Vein Stripping: In this Process, 2 incisions are made, One at the top of the leg and second behind the knee joint or at the ankle. The vein is tied at the top which is also called Vein Ligation. A long wire is sent through the lower incision up through the vein, and at the lower end, a button-like cap is attached to the wire. This allows the entire vein to be pulled out through the incision near the groin.
- Phlebectomy: Small incisions of few millimeters are made along with the affected vein. Then the vein is pulled out with the help of a small hook and then cut it off. this is done to remove the small-sized veins. Small incisions are done to avoid the large cuts as it may lead to scarring and pain.
- Radiofrequency Ablation: Radio waves or electromagnetic waves are used to close off the veins. A thin radiofrequency ablation (RFA) probe is inserted into the vein with the small incision which contains a catheter that heats and closes off the affected veins.
- Transilluminated powered phlebectomy: This process is used for the people whose great saphenous vein is healthy. A tiny rotating blade in bed to cut the veins and vein tissues are removed using suction. This vein is illuminated from the outside through the skin so it could be clearly visible to the surgeon.
- Laser Surgery: One of the best and popularly used technique to treat varicose and spider veins. Strong laser rays are inserted through the probe into the vein which generates bubbles leading to boiling the blood in the lumen, and leading to the closure of the vein wall. Use of laser Varicose veins is growing as it safe and quick procedure. Laser Varicose veins are the most advanced technology which is performed in the day time, it is a painless technique which requires no incision and minimal tissue injury.
What are the Non Surgical ways to cure Varicose Veins?
Non- surgical treatments for varicose veins include exercise, leg elevation, and elastic stockings. In short, Nonsurgical treatments of Varicose Veins include:-
- Sclerotherapy: In this process, a form of liquid is injected into the affected vein which damages the walls and closes it off. It is done to treat the small-sized veins only, not effective for large and chronic veins.
- Compression Stockings: These Special Stockings apply a pressure on veins which helps to transport the blood flow smoothly.
If nonsurgical ways are not helping to cure the varicose veins and its symptoms, medical treatment or surgical methods are the only sources to treat the Varicose Veins.
What is the Preparation before the Surgical Treatment for Varicose Veins?
Before the Surgery, Our surgeon will ask for medical history. he will examine the leg, arms, and feet in a proper way just to check the severity of varicose veins or swelling veins.
Even though these thick veins are generally visible, the doctor may still ask to get some test done.
Our doctors believe in providing the highest level of care. Thus he will first make sure that varicose vein surgery can be performed and answer all your concerns.
What is the risk attached to Varicose Veins Treatment?
There are rare chances of side-effects or risks or complications after any surgery. Every surgeon or doctor works well to cure the problem of the root, still, patients may have some risks or complications due to the severity of the disease and the patient's immune system;-
- Bruising & Scarring
- Skin Discolouration
- Nerve Damage
What are the Post Operating care for Varicose Veins Surgical Treatment?
The surgeon will ask to follow some post-operative care which is:-
- Do not elevate the leg at the night of surgery, although he can visit the toilet carefullyDo not elevate the leg at the night of surgery, although he can visit the toilet carefully
- Day after the surgery, hospital dressings need to be removed. The only plastic strip will be allowed not to enter the dust to reduce the chances of infection.
- One may shower after 48 hours of the surgery, although one should not rub the treated area.
- Scars of the incision will go slowly so one should not be panicked with the same.
- To stop the chances of recurrence, one should Increase physical activity
- Wear compression stockings
- Prop legs up if you work for long hours while standing.
How can UPHI Surgical Centre help you?
- UPHI believes in bringing the Best Super Speciality Surgeons with rich experience and highest success rates in their Speciality of Surgery.
- UPHI has the best Laser Instruments and State of the Art infrastructure to perform these Surgeries.
- UPHI has Best Laser Surgeon in Gurgaon i.e. Dr. Mir Asif as part of their team.
- Dr. Mir Asif has been part of Fortis Healthcare and has performed more than 1500 laser Surgeries.
- Dr. Mir Asif is a passionate Surgeon who believes in precision in his Surgical cases.
- UPHI Care Team with Dr. Mir Asif Laser Surgeon is highly skilled to support the patient throughout the Treatment journey.
- UPHI treats varicose veins, spider veins, and all other vascular diseases as well!
Best Varicose Veins Laser Surgery Doctor in Gurgaon, Delhi/NCR, India