Duplex US is used to measure the flow of blood to the veins, to visually assess veins, as well as to diagnose thrombosis and other venous pathologies. Ultrasound can clarify whether:
A Duplex US examination lasts for only 10−20 minutes and provides precise information about the condition of deep and superficial veins. The method is also used before operations to clarify the scope of the procedure and to identify the relevant veins.
Computer tomography (CT) phlebography is mainly used for in-depth diagnosis of deep vein thrombosis or for the examination of congenital vein diseases. The examination is carried out with state-of-the-art computer tomography making it possible to look at the deep vein system as a whole. Other diagnostic methods provide only a segmental view. During the examination, a contrast agent is slowly injected into the superficial leg vein. When the corresponding deep vein filling is reached, a quick scan of the limb is performed and a deep vein contrast is obtained.
Unique cutting edge 3D measurement technology that digitally measures the legs from the tips of the toes to the hips. The equipment generates a three-dimensional model that provides individual and accurate leg measurements so that compression socks can be selected quickly and as precisely as possible. During the measurement process, the patient stands on a rotating measurement platform. The system projects light beams onto the relevant part of the body and records them digitally. Light rays on the skin form a network used to create a precise three-dimensional pattern. Body circumference and length calculated in detail make it possible to select the most suitable compression sock size for the patient.
When should I start considering a vein health check?
Heredity and lifestyle are two very important factors for vein health. If someone in the family has vein problems, it is very likely that they will be inherited. You should also start thinking about your health if you notice swelling, heaviness, and visual changes. Varicose veins can affect both women and men. Treatment is available to everyone.
How much does varicose vein treatment cost?
Vein clinics offer a wide range of services – from consultations and compression stockings to cutting-edge procedures that provide excellent results. There are various manipulations that can be performed to improve the vein condition. The most suitable is chosen for each patient. Vein treatment in legs significantly improves the quality of life and well-being. Testing veins is neither a painful nor a long procedure. In total, there are five types of vein surgery procedures – laser, steam, radiofrequency, Bio-Glue, and sclerotherapy. Laser surgery for the veins of one leg costs approximately 500 euros. The procedure is completely painless and leaves no scars. Venous sclerotherapy is a simple outpatient procedure to treat varicose veins, which is cheaper—the price starts from 70 euros—but it can be used to treat simpler problems like cosmetic defects in the form of spider vein. Vein surgery with steam costs about 600 euros per leg, and the price for a radiofrequency treatment is similar. Closing veins with Bio-Glue for one leg costs from 2,000 euros. Doctors will recommend the most appropriate manipulation and explain the risks and benefits in each particular situation.
How to improve vein health?
Vein health must be taken care of. Physiotherapists can recommend exercises that will improve the health of your veins. Active lifestyle with lots of movement and proper nutrition are also important. Modern vein treatment procedures will help in situations where healthy lifestyle alone is not enough.
Which clinics offer vein treatment procedures?
Vein surgery and vein treatments are offered by several medical institutions – Baltic Vein Clinic, Capital Clinic Riga, Dr. Mauriņš Vein Clinic, Good Life Clinic, Liepaja Regional Hospital, and the Medical Society ARS.
Does vein treatment also improve visual appearance?
Absolutely. Vein treatment procedures eliminate cosmetic defects and do not leave any scars. Vein surgery is a way to get beautiful legs if there are problems caused by visible spider veins, varicose veins, or swelling.
What must be taken into consideration after vein surgery?
The patient can go home immediately after vein surgery and resume daily activities the day after. Generally, no special monitoring is required after this type of surgery. There are no flight restrictions after vein surgery, and the patient can fly home the following day. During the flight, it is recommended to stand up once per hour. If the flight takes more than 3 hours, the doctor may prescribe medicine to be taken during the flight. Your doctor may also advise you to wear compression stockings after surgery to improve venous drainage, reduce swelling and direct the flow to deep veins.
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