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Varicose Vein Surgery in India

What is 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 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 Symptoms of Varicose veins?

They usually aren’t serious but at times such prominent veins are more than an aesthetic issue.

  • Pain
  • Fatigue
  • Itching over the veins
  • Burning
  • Swelling around ankle
  • Cramping in calves
  • Restlessness
  • Pigmentation
  • Dry thinned skin
  • Non Healing Wounds
  • Numbness
  • Tingling
  • Throbbing
  • Ulcers

Varicose veins may or may not be directly under 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.


What causes 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 have 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 makes you more vulnerable to varicose veins.

So men and women from different age groups can be affected with this condition. But women are more likely to develop varicose veins, because of hormonal changes during pregnancy, menopause, etc.


Treatment option for Varicose Veins

Treatment options are:

1.Non-surgical
2.Surgical.


Non- surgical treatments for varicose veins include exercise, leg elevation and elastic stockings.

In the surgical treatment, surgeon removes the affected veins. Latest technique for the varicose veins which is simple, pain free and non-invasive is laser surgery.

Before the surgery:

Meet Dr. Vaibhav Kapoor, Consultant – Laparoscopic & Laser Surgeon at UPHI Gurgaon. During consultation doctor will examine your legs and feet or arms.

Even though these thick veins are generally visible, 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.


Surgery aftermath:

The vascular surgeon will perform a quick laser treatment to get rid of varicose veins. The varicose vein surgery is performed under local anaesthesia. You can resume your activities same day.

This surgery doesn’t require the hospital stay. Stockings are advised to be worn for about 10days.

UPHI and its team promise to provide you with the finest treatment and speedy recovery.


Other Vein Issues

What are spider veins?

Spider veins look like spider webs. They are tiny, thin, thread-like veins that differ in color. They are visible underneath the skin.

Spider veins are usually leg veins, at times chest or facial veins. Spider veins can cause embarrassment to those who have them due to their appearance.

At times they can also because of discomfort for those who have them. Burning and tingling sensation in the legs, heaviness/restlessness/fatigue in the legs are common symptoms.

Swelling and a pigmentation of the skin can also cause problems if leg veins, spider veins or varicose veins are left untreated.  Some women may find worsen condition during pregnancy or their menstrual cycle.


At home care:

Though there are few things patients can do to minimize the effects of spider veins on their own, like:

  • Increase physical activity
  • Prop legs up if you work long hours standing up,
  • Wear compression stockings

But the most effective treatments for leg veins, including spider veins or varicose veins are those performed by a vascular surgeon. Removal of such veins can considerably decrease pain and make your legs, or the affected area pretty again.

Patients struggling with such prominent, thick veins on their legs, ankles, or face should make an appointment with Dr. Vaibhav Kapoor, is an experienced  General, Laparoscopic and Laser Surgeon practicing in Gurugram, Haryana for expert treatment of their venous disease.

UPHI treats varicose veins, spider veins and all other vascular diseases as well!


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