Did you know that there are more than 10 million cases of varicose veins in India, every year? This statistic was provided by a research conducted by Apollo hospitals et al. Varicose veins are a cluster of twisted veins that are blue and purplish in colour causing pain in legs or swollen ankles.
Varicose veins are quite common in pregnant women due to the pressure that the uterus applies on the large vein i.e. the inferior vena cava which is responsible for carrying blood to the heart from the feet and legs. It’s pretty common in pregnant women and usually goes away on its own after childbirth. Treatment for varicose veins is usually required when it starts getting uncomfortable, causes swelling, leg pain and in severe cases when there are blood clots or skin ulcers.
There are several options in Delhi and NCR for laser varicose veins treatment. Here are some options for you to explore.
This treatment option is offered by most medical establishments and is suitable for smaller varicose veins. In this procedure, a doctor injects a solution directly into the vein which causes it to scar. Once the vein is scarred, the blood running through it is forced to run through a healthier route i.e. healthier veins. The vein that is scarred, then gets absorbed into the tissue and gradually fades away in a matter of weeks. It may take a month or more to see the full, successful results of this procedure and you may need more than one procedure in this treatment option.
2. Laser Surgery for Varicose Veins
Laser surgery treatment has penetrated into the treatment option for varicose veins as well. This procedure offered at Pristyn Care, an advanced medical clinic for laser treatment, requires a doctor to use laser technology to damage a vein which then becomes a scarred tissue. This scarred tissue closes the vein which causes it to lose its source of blood and eventually, die. This is a simple and painless procedure to treat varicose veins and is best suitable for smaller, spider veins. Laser treatment for varicose veins doesn’t require a long recovery time and doesn’t leave you with scars and incision marks. You will be able to resume with your daily routine much sooner after the laser treatment.
3. Vein Stripping
This treatment option requires you to be under general anesthesia because the doctor will make few cuts in your leg, around 2 to 3 cuts and insert a wire through one of the incisions to pull it out from another. This wire is tied to the vein and pulled out from the lower cut, getting the vein along with it. This procedure is called vein stripping because your leg is stripped of the varicose veins. If there are more veins around the stripped vein that are damaged, then the doctor will remove them as well by making small cuts over them. This is called ambulatory phlebectomy. This treatment option is also available in most hospitals of Delhi and NCR.
4. Endoscopic Vein Surgery
When the condition of varicose veins advances to a stage where it involves leg ulcers. This varicose veins surgery requires the surgeon to insert a video camera inside the leg to get a clear view of the varicose veins, close them and then remove them with the help of small incisions. This is an outpatient procedure which doesn’t require you to be admitted in the hospital.
Varicose veins have several treatment options, with different recovery times, costs and procedures. Depending on which one suits you best, you should get in touch with hospitals offering the treatment option that you desire. However, do keep in mind, that laser treatment for varicose veins is not only the most effective but also one of the most convenient and easiest procedures.