Who can have a varicose vein surgery (varicotomy)?

Those who have varicose vein problem in their leg regions that cause a disturbing image and begin to put them to inconvenience in terms of health condition can have this surgery.

Varicose veins develop when the diameters of the veins in the body increase, and consequently the structure of the vein wall is impaired.  In cases where such a disorder developing in the leg region is not treated, it may lead to greater problems. Today, the incidence rate of varicose veins is 25% in women and 15% in men.

Staying motionless for a long time, genetic predisposition and overweight in female patients are considered as the risk factors for varicose veins. Varicose veins reported to have an incidence rate of 20-40% in the society are an important public health problem that affects the quality of life.

Nowadays, with the advancements in medicine, non-surgical procedures intended for the treatment of varicose veins, such as Laser and Sclerotherapy procedures, have begun to be used.

Laser Treatment for Varicose Veins: It is a treatment performed by externally applying laser to fine vascular lesions and 3-4mm varicose veins by means of Q-Switched Nd: YAG Laser. The application time is very short, and satisfactory results are achieved.

Sclerotherapy: In sclerotherapy, a chemical substance is injected into your impaired vein. By applying pressure from the inside out, it leads the vein walls to stick together and close up. Your veins no longer get filled with blood. The blood that normally returns to the heart through these veins begins to return to it through other veins. The body destroys these treated veins in the course of time.

Is varicose vein a recurring disorder?

In varicose vein disorder, other veins may also become varicose in addition to the treated ones in the future.

What should those with varicose veins be careful about?

- They should stay away from sunny and hot environments.
- People with professions that require long-term standing or sitting should do appropriate exercises and wear protective compression socks.
- Patients with varicose veins should avoid excessive weight gains.