They are well-defined small veins measuring from 0.1mm to 1mm in diameter and appear on the surface layer of the skin. They may appear as scattered irregular veins but commonly occur in clusters of varying density. They are commonly seen in females (especially post-pregnancy) and in elderly people.
Spider veins, also called telangiectasias, are of cosmetic concern to many patients because of their appearance and location, which may be at any site on the thigh, leg, ankle, and foot. But spider veins may also cause symptoms such as :
- Fatigue that increases with prolonged standing or sitting
- Subcutaneous spontaneous hemorrhage
Venous leg ulcers
Ulcerations or chronic non-healing sores of the lower leg, ankle or foot are most commonly caused by chronic venous insufficiency. These ulcers are frequently found to be associated with varicose veins or patients who have had deep venous thrombosis in the past.
Other causes of ulceration of the lower extremity such as diabetic foot ulcer, atherosclerotic occlusions of arterial blood flow, rheumatoid arthritis, and infection must be considered before treatment is initiated.
Routinely performed Varicose Veins treatments in our department :-
1.EVLT (Endovenous Laser Treatment)
2.CLaCS (Cryo Laser and Cryo Sclerotherapy)
3.Vein ligation and stripping
Our Approach : –
At the first visit, the patient is counselled by our expert Surgeon and Phlebologist Dr.Ashish Dhadas who is a renowned, trusted name in the medical fraternity with more than 20 years of experience and has successfully treated thousands of patients with Varicose Veins and related problems. The need for treatment is evaluated the need for and a plan of action is decided after a thorough discussion with the patient and relatives. All aspects related to the laser treatment, including various options, are explained in great detail which helps the patient and relatives to take the right decision.
Time for recovery : –
Following laser treatments of Varicose Veins, patients are discharged in 24 hours and resume their routine activities in 48 hours which includes travelling and exercises too.
A centre of excellence for Laser treatments of Varicose Veins :-
Surekha Varicose Veins Clinic at Samata Hospital offers expert advice and laser treatment for the management of varicose veins, spider veins and venous leg ulcers. Dr. Ashish D. Dhadas who is a General and Laparoscopic Surgeon at Samata Hospital started Surekha Varicose Veins Clinic in 2013. He has a special interest in the Endovenous treatment of Varicose Veins and is trained at the world-renowned Whiteley Clinic, London and Clinica Miyake, Brazil. Surekha Varicose Veins Clinic is the first such clinic in Dombivli- Kalyan area and is amongst few such centres in Thane, Navi Mumbai and Mumbai where dedicated treatments are offered to patients with varicose veins and related problems. The clinic delivers exceptional results due to which it has patients coming in from various parts of Maharashtra. It is also the first clinic in India to introduce Cryo Laser and Cryo Sclerotherapy also known as CLACS – a novel Brazilian technique pioneered by Professor Dr. Kasuo Miyake for the treatment of small varicose veins and spider veins, which is done in nearly 30 countries around the world.