Varicose veins treatment

VeinCLEAR™
THE EFFECTIVE AND QUICK SOLUTION FOR VARICOSE VEINS TREATMENT

 

RF MEDICAL TREATMENT FOR VARICOSE VEINS

Radiofrequency is a Gold Standard for the treatment of varicose veins of the lower limbs (1) and it is indicated for patients who suffer from varicose veins caused by venous insufficiency of the trunk of the great saphenous vein.
It is a minimally invasive surgical technique, simple and with minimal post-operative complications. It can be performed in the doctor's office or in Day Hospital.

The heating by radio frequency of the VVT dedicated catheters leads to the denaturation of proteins constituting the collagen of the vein wall, causing it to collapse and to retract and resulting in the occlusion of the treated vein.

(1) The care of patients with varicose veins and associated chronic venous diseases: Clinical practice guidelines of the Society for Vascular Surgery and the American Venous Forum.

Varicose veins treatment
Varicose veins treatment

ADVANTAGES

  1. MINIMALLY INVASIVE
  2. ONLY ONE SURGICAL TREATMENT
  3. NO NEED OF TOTAL ANESTHESIA
  4. LESS PAIN
  5. LESS COMPLICATION RATE
  6. HIGHER SUCCESS OF TREATMENT

 

DESCRIPTION OF THE PROCEDURE

 

Ultrasound study of the veins of the lower limbs and hemodynamic behavior of venous reflux.
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Phase #1

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Phase #2

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Phase #3

Img.3 - Perform a small incision to isolate the saphenous vein and introduce the catheter until the confluence of the saphenous femoral vein in the groin.
The correct position of the catheter tip is verified by Doppler ultrasound.

Phase #4

Img.4 - After positioning the catheter at 2 cm from the confluence, administer local anesthesia under ultrasound guidance.

Phase #5

Img.5 - The anesthetic is injected inside the splitting of the superficial femoral wing, making the procedure totally painless, and also preventing the temperature of the procedure to damage the surrounding tissues.

Phase #6

Img.6 - At this point the catheter is heated to 120 °C for 20 seconds, then it is withdrawn for 7 cm and heated again for 20 seconds.

Phase #7

Img.7 - The procedure continue step by step, 20 seconds after 20 seconds, until the completion of the vein is achieved.
A 0.5 cm overlaping between stages is recommended.

Phase #8

Img.8 - The external markers allow a controlled retrograde technique. In about 3-5 minutes the operation is completed and the vein is immediately occluded.