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Frequently Asked Questions About Avis Vascular Centre

What are the main causes of varicose veins?

Varicose veins are caused due to malfunctioning of valves that restrict the flow of blood back to the heart. This increases the pressure in the area affected, resulting in pooling of blood. Although varicose veins affect legs and feet usually, they can also develop on face and arms.

What problems do varicose veins cause?

Varicose veins cause problems like leg swelling, restless leg syndrome, skin discolouration, pain, and blood clots. Patients also experience a throbbing or itching sensation and a feeling of heaviness. They are common and are more likely to affect women than men.

What happens if you don't treat varicose veins?

Lack in treatment can worsen the situation and lead to the formation of chronic venous insufficiency and leg ulcers. In some cases, blood clots may develop in deep veins, which is termed as Deep Vein Thrombosis. If remains untreated, it can lead to other life-threatening medical conditions.

Is Varicose veins hereditary?

Yes, those who have a family history are at comparatively higher risk of developing varicose veins. This condition of varicose veins tends to run in families and women are at higher risk of getting affected.

What are the symptoms of varicose veins?

The common symptoms of varicose veins are: heavy or achy feeling in the legs, itching or throbbing sensation, swelling and muscle cramping in lower legs, skin discolouration, and restless leg syndrome.

How to diagnose varicose veins?

If you suspect that you have varicose veins, without any delay visit a vascular expert. The doctor begins with medical check-up and physical examination. Some tests may also be recommended.

Which is the best treatment for varicose vein?

It is for your vascular doctor to decide the course of treatment. Endovenous laser ablation treatment is a preferred treatment option. It is a painless and minimally invasive procedure that seals the damaged veins without affecting the healthy ones.

What is the best procedure to remove varicose veins?

Varicose veins cannot be removed but the damaged veins can be sealed. The best procedure to do is the Endovenous laser ablation technique. A small cut is made on the surface of the skin in this procedure.

What are the side effects of Endovenous laser ablation?

Endovenous laser ablation technique is a commonly performed procedure with a high success rate. Like any other surgery, it does carry certain risks but rarely has side effects.

How much does endovenous laser ablation cost?

We offer world-class medical treatment at affordable charges. The cost of endovenous laser ablation may vary from one person to another, depending on the severity of the condition. We have tie-ups with insurance providers for a hassle-free cashless mediclaim experience.

How painful is laser treatment for varicose veins?

The laser treatment procedure for varicose veins is painless and minimally invasive. It is a non-surgical process that is performed under local anaesthesia. As there is no cut, no scar and no stitches, the procedure is painless.

Is endovenous laser treatment safe?

Yes, endovenous laser ablation treatment is absolutely safe. At our centres, all the procedures are US FDA approved. Endovenous laser ablation treatment is a painless and minimally invasive procedure with no scarring. It is performed as an outpatient procedure.

How long does laser ablation take?

Performed as an outpatient procedure, the endovenous laser ablation treatment doesn’t take too much time. One doesn’t need to be hospitalised. At our centres, the laser ablation is performed in one sitting.

Can I walk after vein ablation?

Yes, you can walk after the endovenous laser ablation treatment. The vascular surgeon will give you a list of dos and don’ts. Usually, people go back home the same day and resume normal daily activities from the next day itself. One has to avoid strenuous workouts.

Can varicose veins reappear after laser treatment?

There are very low chances of varicose veins coming back after the laser treatment. However, some people may develop varicose veins even after the treatment. They may require a long-term management plan.

Is the Glue treatment suitable for everyone?

Your doctor can help you decide if Glue treatment is the right procedure to treat your varicose veins. It may not be suitable
for individuals with the following conditions:
•Acute Thrombophlebitis (inflammation of the wall of a vein with associated blood clots)
•Acute sepsis (inflammation caused by an immune response to an infection)
•Pregnant ladies and pediatric patients
•If your veins have had surgery or sclerotherapy performed on the targeted veins

Is the procedure painful?

Most patients feel very little pain during the procedure.

How soon can I resume normal activities?

Most patients return to normal activities immediately. However, avoiding strenuous activities is generally recommended for a few days after the procedure.

What happens to the glue injected during the procedure?

The quantity of glue used is very little and over time the human body creates scar tissue around the adhesive and keeps the vein permanently closed.

Will there be bruises or scars at the injected site after the procedure?

Normally patients report little-to-no bruising after the procedure.