Treatment of varicose veins and diseases in Austria

Treatment of varicose veins in Austria

Varicose veins is a fairly common pathology that is observed in about one in ten. It is characterized by a decrease in the tone of the venous walls, stagnation of blood in the veins and their deformation. Varicosal veins are most often found in the calf muscles and on the back of the knee joints.

More recently, varicose veins could only be cured by phlebectomy - surgery to remove varicose veins. Thanks to the development of medicine, today, other more gentle methods are used for treatment, which allow avoiding open intervention. Unfortunately, their development of Ukrainian medicine is not happening as fast as we would like. Therefore, many patients go to Austria for the treatment of varicose veins.

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Benefits of Endolaser Treatment for Varicose Veins in Austria

In 2001, scientists proposed a completely new method of treatment with the help of an endolaser. The technique was successfully mastered by Austrian doctors and introduced into everyday practice. Depending on the degree of vascular damage, an appropriate treatment method is selected for the treatment of varicose veins in Austria:

  • Endovascular method - a small incision is made. Through it, the surgeon inserts a laser probe into the vein of the limb. Intervention is aimed at narrowing the venous walls, which occurs due to the action of the laser wave. The operation is controlled by ultrasound, which increases the quality of work of specialists;
  • Transdermal laser - also used in Austrian clinics. Using this method, laser energy passes through the skin from the outside. The technique is effective in the treatment of minor pathologies and cannot replace open intervention.

To accurately determine the affected areas, diagnostics are performed. Laser energy during treatment is directed exclusively to these places. This approach allows you to maintain healthy veins, and sometimes some damaged areas.

The intervention is carried out under local anesthesia, the patient does not experience any pain during surgery.

What other methods are used to treat vein diseases in Austria?

Methods of treatment of vein diseases in Austrian clinics

For the treatment of veins in Austria, the entire arsenal of existing methods is used. In medical centers, specialists try to use minimally invasive methods:

  • Stripping - damaged veins are removed using a micro probe, which is inserted into the vein on one side and exits on the other, while turning it inside out;
  • Microflebectomy - with this method, small incisions are made on the skin of the patient through which the damaged veins are eliminated;
  • Laser coagulation - a laser is applied to damaged veins, as a result of which gaps on their internal walls are eliminated;
  • Sclerotherapy - the procedure consists in the introduction of a special foam by injection. The drug causes damage to the vessel, after which its walls are compressed and fused, forming scar tissue. Blood no longer enters such a vessel, and healthy veins take over its functions. Varicose legs after sclerotherapy disappear within a few weeks;
  • Phlebectomy - is prescribed for extensive lesions. This technique is used by Austrian specialists only in cases where more gentle interventions are ineffective.

When treatment of varicose veins is required?

When the first signs of varicose veins appear, immediate action is required. It is necessary to visit a phlebologist if:

  • Pain or discomfort in the limbs;
  • Swelling and heaviness in the legs, especially after prolonged standing;
  • Bleeding from varicose veins;
  • Discoloration of the skin, ulcers;
  • Cosmetic defects.

Surgery for varicose veins is not always required. There are many conservative methods for treating vein diseases in Austria. For example, in the initial stages of the disease, compression stockings can help solve the problem.

Stable compression of the legs and improvement of blood circulation occurs when they are worn. But stockings are not suitable for everyone, and before using them, it is advisable to undergo an examination of blood vessels.

In the absence of the effect of conservative treatment, the doctor selects other, more effective methods of therapy.

Violetta Yanyshevska
Violetta YanyshevskaAuthor and medical editor