Marc FITOUSSI M.D
18-22 Queen Anne Street
W1G 8HU London
+44 20 7034 3326
The technique is painless, ambulatory, does not require a scar, can be performed without work stoppage, more complete than laser or radiofrequency techniques
day surgery, meens going out the same day
Punction of the saphen vein
A cathÃ©ter catheter is introduced into the saphenous vein
The vein is occluded by injection of glue
Then the body will slowly resorb the vessel.
PhlÃ©bectomy are frequently associated (micro-incisions <1 mm)
ANESTHESIA local anesthesia
ADVANTAGES OF GLUING
no scar (per-cutaneous puncture)
no ablation of wires required
no intumescence (injection of water around the vein)
no damage to the saphenous nerve (tingling, anesthesia) because we do not heat to 120 Â° like other techniques (laser and radiofrequency)
we can treat the saphenous trunk of the lower half of the leg, which we avoid with laser and radiofrequency
DISADVANTAGES OF OTHER TECHNIQUES
- classic stripping: hematomas, pain, functional impotence, groin scar
- radiofrequency or laser: neuralgia of the saphenous nerve (pain and skin insensitivity), quite frequent due to the fact that it rises to 120 Â° c
- radiofrequency or laser: no treatment of the lower half of the leg
AFTER THE INTERVENTION
- the post-operative pain is weak or even zero.
- very few hematomas, if there have been associated phlebectomies, which resolve within a few days.
- similarly, a subcutaneous cord on the inner side of the thigh is normal and will regress spontaneously in 5 weeks. It is the occluded venous trunk.
- wearing compression stockings for a few days following the intervention. You can remove them to sleep.
- walking several times a day. Climbing the stairs is recommended
- showers allowed
- immediate resumption of sport
- work stoppage from zero to 3 days
18-22 Queen Anne Street W1G 8HU London
+44 20 7034 3326