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Dr. Alexander Flor, a skilled and experienced surgeon, may refer you for surgery i.e. if you have had several episodes of thrombophlebitis – the recurring inflammation of a vein – or the bleeding from a varicose vein that has broken down. However, the most common treatment for varicose veins is still considered to be surgery.

Surgical ligation and stripping pose higher numbers of possible side effects than ambulatory phlebectomy, laser surgery and endoscopic vein surgery. Nevertheless, serious medical complications are rare. Dr. Flor ties the varicose vein shut, to remove the long or short saphenous veins in the legs. Patients receive local or general anesthesia prior to surgery.

Dr. Flor performing endovenous laser surgery

Laser surgery is performed by inserting a thin laser fiber into the vein. The fiber is then slowly removed as the laser energy flows through the fiber, causing the vein walls to collapse and seal shut. This is done by inserting a laser fiber directly into the vein through a small incision and transmitting energy through the fiber while it is slowly removed from the vein.

Foam sclerotherapy is used to treat the larger veins. Sclerotherapy involves injecting a chemical into your varicose veins. Your legs will be tightly bandaged afterwards.

Dr. Flor will suggest you to wear compression stockings after surgery as well as after other varicose veins treatments. The thrombo-embolic deterrent stockings (TED) will improve circulation in your legs. They are tightest at the ankle and get gradually looser as they go further up your leg. This encourages your blood to flow upwards towards your heart. These are stockings that have been especially designed to squeeze the legs in order to help maintain your circulation. After surgery they relieve swelling and aching of your legs and can prevent more varicose veins from developing.

For appropriate information on specific procedures as well as for making an examination appointment to discuss your individual care, please contact Dr. Flor. He will explain your options to you and help you decide which treatment is best for you.

Please note:

Dr. Flor follows the call to practice again at Viennas Privatklinik Döbling.

You may make an appointment via

T +43 (1) 360 66 DW 5500, 5544 or 5545
E-Mail to anmeldung@pkd.at

Dr. Flor bedankt sich bei biolitec und dem Team aus Jena – biolitec biomedical technology GmbH, Otto-Schott-Str. 15, 07745 Jena, Deutschland – für die gute Zusammenarbeit. Der ELVeS® RADIAL Faser wurde beim vergangenen *evf* Hands On Workshop on Venous Disease präsentiert.

Dr. Flor highly recommends biolitec as he worked together with the Team from Jena, Germany – during the *evf* Hands On Workshop on Venous Disease where the ELVeS® RADIAL Faser has been successfully presented.

Neben klassischen Eingriffen wie Stripping (die Krampfader wird operativ herausgezogen), setzt sich die Laserbehandlung immer mehr durch: Die knotig-vergrößerte Vene wird dabei nicht entfernt, sondern fotothermisch verschlossen. Dadurch schrumpft sie stark und ist äußerlich nicht mehr sichtbar. „Bereits innerhalb von 24 Stunden ist der Venendurchmesser um 30 bis 40 Prozent reduziert und die Haltbarkeitsrate beträgt praktisch hundert Prozent“, erklärt Venenspezialist Alexander Flor, der den neuen Laser als erster in Österreich einsetzte. Weitere Vorteile für den Patienten: Die Laserbehandlung geht rasch (beide Beine in weniger als einer Stunde) und kann daher auch ambulant in Lokalanästhesie durchgeführt werden. Es genügt ein einziger Behandlungstermin. Im Gegensatz zur ebenfalls nicht-operativen Schaumverödung bleiben hier nicht einmal braune Flecken zurück. Allerdings kann nicht jedes Venenproblem mit dem Laser behandelt werden – eine exakte Diagnostik ist wichtig.