Varicose Vein surgery
For healthy, perfect legs
When the veins in the legs are unable to return all the blood to the heart effectively, it results in a loss of speed in the movement of the blood and causes stagnation. This anomaly is known as venous insufficiency and manifests itself with symptoms such as aching, heavy legs, cramps, spider veins, ankle-swelling or varicose ulcers. If this venous insufficiency is not treated, it can cause severe problems such as ulcers (large varicose veins), eczema (small varicose veins), vein pigmentation, blood clots and pflebitis.
When there is an increase of small veins and variculas, they are made very visible due to the transparency of the skin. These venous “channels”, that normally affect face, legs and hands are unsightly, creating self-consciousness and causing the patient to attempt to hide or conceal the affected areas. This can affect the patient’s general social habits by limiting outdoor activities, causing them to wear clothes that hide the lesions and requiring the use of correction makeup (although this is not always successful) and other limiting factors.
- Large (bigger than 4mm)
- Medium (from 1 to 4 mm)
- Small (smaller than 1,5 mm)
For large varicose veins, surgery is needed.
At Clínica Planas, we make a precise diagnosis using the following:
Anamnesis of the patient (working habits, pregnancy, pain, heavy legs, itchiness)
Physical examination (palpation and percussion the veins)
Non-invasive hemodynamic monitoring using an ECHO-DOPPLER. This procedure has revolutionised the diagnosis of varicose veins as it allows doctors to measure their type and size as well as record them. This examination is a must for any treatment.