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The treatment of varicose veins by UGS method

THE TREATMENT of varicose veins:

 

How to permanently solve the problem of varicose veins without pain and without surgery?

It sounds almost unbelievable but it’s true. In just a few minutes, completely painlessly, you can permanently solve the problem of varicose veins using the UGS method, provided that the procedure is performed by an experienced specialist.

 

What causes varicose veins?

It is believed that about 50 percent of women and 20 percent of men over 45 have problems with varicose veins. Although these problems are more common with age they can occur with younger people as well. Varicose veins are not just a cosmetic problem. If left untreated, they can cause numerous consequences for health.

Varicose veins are caused by the change in valves that prevent the return of the blood into the lower parts. Veins carry blood to the heart, so when it comes to leg vein the blood must flow against the force of gravity, driven by contractions of the leg muscles. In maintaining such a blood flow valves play an important role. It is a kind of “irreversible valve” that prevents you from storing blood. However, when the valves are deformed and do not close well the blood flow reverses which increases the pressure in all those veins that are lower than sick the veins with defective valves. The consequences are varicose veins as well as an occlusion in the circulation, which can lead to severe changes in the skin and subcutaneous tissue. The occurrence of varicose veins depends primarily on genetics, but the long standing in some professions, thrombosis, hormonal changes, pregnancy and others can also contribute to it.

 

How to treat varicose veins?

We cannot cure or replace deformed valves. What we can do is “cut off” the diseased vein from the circulation and “redirect” blood flow to the healthy veins. This is achieved in several ways. For years, operations were performed in which they used the method of “plucking” the main thigh veins. However, apart from the risks of surgery and general anesthesia, this method requires a hospital stay and the biggest drawback are the poor results. The operation cannot permanently solve the problems of varicose veins in more than 30% of cases. Modern methods such as laser or radio frequency ablation, although less aggressive do not show any significantly better effects. The sclerotherapy of varicosity is another method of treatment. In this procedure a sclerosing solution is injected into the visible varicose veins. It does not, however, achieve a lasting impact since visible varicose veins are usually a consequence, not the cause of the problem. The only method that can permanently solve the problem of varicose veins is the UGS method, so it is not surprising that the World Federation of Vascular Societies just recommended the UGS as their method of choice.

 

How is UGS performed?

The method is performed with an ultrasound (Doppler), which finds the sick vein. After the problem is located a Polydocanol solution is injected with a fine needle causing a local inflammatory reaction which fiberizes the veins leading to the closing of the vein and its transformation into a connective tissue so the sick vein disappears in the next few months adapting to the surrounding connective tissue. At the same time there is a redistribution of blood flow that is; the blood flow is redirected towards the healthy veins resulting in the establishment of the normal blood circulation. The varicose veins disappear as well as the problems that go along with them. The main advantage of this method is that it permanently solves almost every case of varicose veins and that it is non-invasive. It is completely painless, so there is no need even for a local anesthetic. After the procedure, the patients can immediately go home and return to their daily activities. No need for hospital recovery or other restrictions. Because of the inflammatory response a mild pain may occur for a few days, but they are not viewed as a complication. Depending on the severity and stage of the disease, from one to three treatments are needed, after which the problem of varicose veins is permanently solved.

It is important to emphasize that the success of UGS method depends on the experience of the doctor who performs it since there is no standard procedure. The outcome of treatment depends on where the drug will be injected, the drug concentration and the speed of injection. This is different for each patient and each vein and can be learned only through experience. Therefore, it is important to know that in Polyclinic K-center this method is done in cooperation with Dr. Yair Galili, one of the most renowned experts in the world from Israel, with over 25,000 procedures done in almost twenty years of experience.