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Varicose veins represent a complaint which can occur completely different for each person. As a result, there is no “standard” treatment for varicose vein diseases, but in each case an ideal combination of measures has to be created from a wide range of possible treatments.

Treatment of varicose veins (varicosis)

A varicose vein illness of the superficial truncal veins (truncal varicosis) always requires invasive treatment. The prerequisite to be able to operatively treat varicosis, is the undisturbed back-flow of venous blood via the deep vein system of the legs. As the varicose vein disease is an advanced disease, which can lead to dangerous consequences if left untreated, the operation on the varicose veins has to be done early.

The specialist medical practice offers a complete range of all methods for the treatment of varicose veins:

When determining the varicose vein treatment, the following principles apply:

Individual The ideal combination of treatment has to be chosen to suit each individual case.

Gentle The varicose vein treatment is mainly pain-free and minimally-invasive (i.e. there are no big cuts or scars), so that the patient is quickly able to go back to normal life.

Thanks to the ideal combination of treatments, the varicose vein disease can usually be permanently removed at its point of origin.

For the ideal success of treatment, an extensive examination of the vascular system is first necessary.

Minimally-invasive micro-surgical techniques

We exclusively use microsurgical, minimally-invasive procedures for the treatment of varicose veins, which provide virtually scar-free results and allow the patient to quickly return to everyday life. 

The operative approaches offered meet three principles:

  • Selective operation, i.e. only the affected veins (varicose veins) are operated on
  • Very good cosmetic results
  • Fast post-operative mobilisation

These procedures are performed with almost no cuts. Merely a small cut of the skin is requirement at the point of the chronic venous insufficiency (groin or the knee area). The varicose veins are then removed via a 1 to 2 mm cut (incision) with the aid of a microsurgical instrument. The incisions do not need to be stitched and there is virtually no scar. The intact superficial veins are left untouched. They can be used later as bypass material in the event of a heart disease or circulatory disorder.

Stent laser and radio wave technology (ELF)

The invasive, stent radio wave treatment of varicose veins is a new, gentle operating method. This concerns the operative treatment of varicose veins using radio waves (Venefit / up to 2012 VNUS-Closure-FAST). The procedure represents a less invasive alternative to vein stripping, where the affected vein is closed by a stent (from the inside) and remains in the body. Energy is brought directly to the vein wall using a catheter. When the single-use catheter is removed, the vein wall is warmed and the vessel shrinks. The vein is closed and this stops the blood sagging (reflux). The veins that are left are then absorbed by the body.

The benefit of this gentle treatment method is that the patient can quickly return to everyday life. This means that the patient can usually return to work after just a few days.

However, you have to be aware that these varicose vein treatment techniques are not suitable for every case.

Modern treatment procedures

All new treatment processes such as radiofrequency ablation (Venefit / VNUS-Closure-Fast), stent laser therapy, vein seals (VenaSeal), infusion catheter with a rotating wire tip (ClariVein), steam sclerosis (SVS) etc. have to meet strict quality criteria before being used at the Seiter clinic.

The VenaSeal, ClariVein and SVS procedures do not offer any benefits compared to radio wave and laser technology, and also do not currently meet the quality criteria of the Seiter clinic, to recommend them as treatment procedures.