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    Patients with painful varicose veins successfully treated via Laser Ablation & Foam Sclerotherapy at Fortis Mohali


    Tawi:  A 35-year-old Jammu-based man has been experiencing throbbing pain in his legs due to bilateral varicose veins (swollen and tortuous veins) along with extreme heaviness, swelling and leg pain. The skin around his ankles had also darkened (stage C3). Unable to bear the pain, the Patient approached Dr Ravul Jindal, Director, Vascular Surgery, Fortis Hospital Mohali, recently.


    An ultrasound of the Patient's leg (doppler scan) was done which showed impaired valves. Dr Jindal diagnosed his condition as Bilateral Leg Varicose Veins (swollen and tortuous veins). The Patient underwent successful laser treatment of the diseased vein with Laser Ablation and Foam Sclerotherapy of varicosities recently.


    Laser Ablation is used to treat and manage varicose veins from chronic venous disease, while Foam Sclerotherapy is conducted to treat bulging varicose veins and spider veins. The Patient was discharged on the same day of the procedure and returned home walking. He is leading a normal life today.


    Discussing varicose veins, Dr Jindal, said, “Varicose veins can occur in any part of the leg, but are mostly found on thighs and calves due to strenuous and long hours of continuous standing. The disease points towards a malfunction of venous system and should be evaluated by a vascular surgery specialist.”


    Stating that varicose veins can be treated successfully through the latest technological advancements, Dr Jindal, added, “A wide range of advanced treatment options are available for varicose veins. The procedure is less painful and takes about 30 minutes. A patient has an early recovery and can go home within an hour of the procedure. Also, there are fewer medications and post-procedure care.”


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