by Dr. Jitendra Nath Patnaik, Senior Cardiac Surgeon, AMRI Hospitals Bhubaneswar
Varicose vein is a condition presents as prominent dilated leg veins over single or both legs. Very common now-a-days, associated with prolonged standing, heavy physical work and obese persons. More often neglected and ignored in early stages but may lead to worrisome complications like excessive bleeding and non healing ulcer over leg.
The traditional treatment was surgery, laser ablation and RF ablation.
The latest modality of treatment is Venaseal implant( Glue) injection.
Advantages being Patient can come and go home driving after the procedure . Procedure includes only a small puncture in the leg, No cuts, No anesthesia, No pain, No scar and No Hospital stay. As no scar, cosmetically acceptable for young females. No post procedure medications is required.
This procedure is being done for the First time in Odisha by Our team in AMRI Hospital, Bhubaneswar in a 39 yr old male, He was suffering with a non healing venous ulcer since last few years. Thankful to Dr Vivek, Dr Smruti, Br Anuroop and his team, Technician team Prakash, Srikant for all the support. Special thanks To Medtronics team Dr Jayant and Mr Animesh for technical and logistic support.
Hoping that this should be accepted as common modality of treatment of Varicose vein.