The brightest of minds of the past century have given a boon to modern medicine. That is the application of lasers in surgical field. Lasers are widely used in vascular surgery as well. Lasers have not only made surgeries painless but also less time consuming. They make sure that you go back to work with least discomfort.
Let’s get to the basics of varicose veins!
Blood is supplied in our body by a network of blood vessels called veins and arteries. Arteries function to supply blood to all body parts. While veins carry blood from various body parts back to the heart. A ‘varicose vein’ is caused by a dysfunction in the valves of veins causing overfilling of blood in them. It can occur in any vein of the body but more commonly affect the veins of the legs and feet. These veins appear as dark purple, wavy and are clearly visible through the skin. They may become swollen and painful causing heaviness and discomfort.
Common symptoms to look for…
Varicose veins are known to have some specific symptoms. Your legs may feel heavy, painful while standing and you will find relief after lying down. You may experience burning, throbbing or itchy sensation around these veins. These symptoms may be aggravated on sitting or standing for long hours.
In severe cases you may also see ulceration around these veins. Blood clots, bleeding, are some of the long term complications that may develop if you keep varicose veins untreated.
Why do you need laser Treatment for your varicose vein?
When the symptoms of varicose veins are advanced, the treatment of choice is mainly surgical. Surgery is a word that easily scares away most people.
Various treatment options have been used to cure varicose veins. All of this is made easy with Endovenous Laser Therapy for varicose veins.
Endovenous Laser Treatment is one of the newest techniques with a success rate of more than 98%. Firstly, the doctor will have a look at the visible veins and the painful areas of the legs. Once this has been assessed, the doctor may get an ultrasound that is the Duplex Ultrasound scan is done to measure the blood flow in the affected veins. The weak veins will be confirmed with this scan. Some of the preliminary blood tests will be done to assess your general fitness. Once these are in place, an appointment for treatment will be scheduled.
During the treatment procedure the area will be numbed using a local anaesthetic. Once the area has become numb, a small cut is made on the skin for the catheter and a guide-wire to pass. An optical laser fibre is then passed through the catheter. The affected veins are sealed with the help of laser energy. The entire procedure is painless and approximately takes an hour.
Care after surgery
After the procedure the patients go home with a bandage and stockings placed by your surgeon. These have to be kept on for a day or two as you surgeon advices you. Bandages can be removed after two days of having the treatment after having bath. Later on stockings should be worn during the day and taken off at night. The patients can resume to routine within 15 days.
The laser treatment has some salient features…
The surgical cut made in the Endovenous Laser Treatment is very small compared to older techniques like vein stripping. The laser therapy works by sealing off the problematic veins and thus is minimally invasive. After the surgery, your surgeon will prescribe medications medications to relieve any pain after surgery. The post-operative care taken by doctors and use of laser therapy ensure that the procedure is completely painless!
The benefits of laser treatment in a nutshell
- It is painless
- Less invasive surgical cuts
- Faster healing and recovery
- Lesser time required during surgery
If you are experiencing severe symptoms of varicose veins and want a painless treatment alternative, consult a vascular surgeon in your town.
Dr Abhilash Sandhyala is one of the best vascular surgeons in Hyderabad. He is a well-known specialist for varicose veins. He has successfully treated varicose veins for more than 5,000 patients. He has been performing the EVLT procedure for the past 4 years with great results.
You can visit Flow Vascular clinic at H.No: 2-22-298/2/A, Sree Krishna Diagnostic Center Building, 2nd Floor, Beside Kalamandir, KPHB Main Road, Kukatpally, Hyderabad. You can also book an appointment on https://www.drabhilash.com/book-an-appointment/ or call on (+91) 99896 49498,99590 33037.
Visit https://www.drabhilash.com/ to know more about the treatment options for varicose veins.