Peripheral arterial disease, which is very common in the community, is caused by a blockage in the arteries leading to the legs or arms. With increasing age, peripheral arterial disease may cause a loss of limb when untreated. The diagnosis is made by a physical examination. However, further tests may be required in the diagnosis process. Liv Hospital has all the necessary technological facilities for the diagnosis and treatment of peripheral arterial disease.
The varicose veins in the legs, which are one of the most common problems of women, are a treatable condition due to aesthetic concerns or pain and swelling of the legs. There are many methods used to treat varicose veins. Open surgery, laser or radiofrequency ablation is one of the treatments used in interventions and foam therapy. All these methods are used in Liv Hospital.
Varicose Vein Treatment Unit
The most common complaints in patients with varicose veins; increased leg pain, swelling, itching, feeling of weight, burning in the soles of the feet and increasing cramps in the night. These complaints sometimes negatively affect one's life and impair quality of life. It can even reduce business performance. Especially in women, cosmetic concerns cause problems in choosing clothes. Women who have varicose veins usually try to close their legs by wearing pants or cosmetic products.
DiagnosisDiagnosis is made by physical examination. Color Doppler ultrasound is an essential part of the examination. This test is a non-painful, non-painful imaging modality.
Treatment MethodsOne-fifth of people with distinct leg veins may have leakage. This leak is caused by insufficiency of the valves in the veins. There may be ways to eliminate this leak.
- Open surgery: There are two ends of the vein with a small incision in the groin and under the knee. A wire is passed through and the wire is pulled. Thus, the vein is removed and removed.
- Laser treatment: An ultrasound-guided laser catheter is inserted into the leaked vessel. The vessel is burned with laser energy.
- Radiofrequency ablation: Radiofrequency catheter is inserted into the leaked vessel. Vein is closed with radiofrequency energy.
The Most Common Methods for Vascularized Veins
- Sclerotherapy: may be in the form of a liquid or foam. The substance injected into the vein burns the inner wall of the vessel and closes the vein. Thus, the veins are removed. In the first days after sclerotherapy, the patient is sent home with high pressure socks or bandages. After that, the use of socks for at least three weeks increases the chances of success. If Doppler ultrasonography detects an escape from the veins, the patient and the physician should discuss the issue with detail and discuss the patient's expectations and the return on the intervention. Patients without interventions should wear regular stockings every day.
- Laser treatment: Removes the veins that appear in the legs with laser application from the outside.