Take advantage of the modern method of treatment and get rid of those troublesome symptoms!
- Same-day procedure
- Minimally-invasive procedure without skin incisions
- Curative treatment (one that eliminates the cause of the problem)
- New alternative for drug treatment (the latter reduces the symptoms but does not eliminate the cause)
Endovascular treatment of pelvic venous insufficiency and of perineal varicose veins is a minimally-invasive same-day procedure that includes:
- diagnostic phlebography of the abdominal and pelvic veins,
- endovascular embolisation of insufficient veins using spirals,
- foam sclerotherapy of pathological pelvic and abdominal venous plexuses.
Diagnostic phlebography: involves the insertion of a catheter into a vein in the cubital fossa, on the neck or in the thigh. The catheter is used for examining the venous system by injecting a iodinated contrast agent and taking a series of X-ray images that record blood flow in the veins.
A large vein embolisation procedure: involves the insertion, into a vessel responsible for the pathology, of a special embolisation agent (spirals) to close the vessel.
Sclerotherapy of pathological venous plexuses/varicose veins: A minimally-invasive procedure of closing insufficient veins, which involves the injection of foam containing an obliterating agent into varicose veins. The obliterating agent irritates the vessel wall and triggers a limited inflammatory reaction, as a result of which the wall shrinks and the diameter of the vessel is reduced. The final result is the elimination of the backflow of blood, as a result of complete obliteration of varicose veins or a complete disappearance of varicose veins, if they are small enough. The number of injections of the obliterating agent depends on the extent of the pathologies.
All the endovascular procedures are performed using safe low-osmolar and non-ionic iodine-containing contrast agents.
Endovascular procedures carried out under X-ray guidance are always associated with exposure to X-ray radiation.
Symptoms of pelvic venous insufficiency:
- postpartum dilation of the veins in the intimate parts of the body (the so-called perineal and vulval varicose veins),
- unusually located varicose veins in the legs situated on the posteromedial aspects of the thighs or chronic pain radiating from the lower buttock line to the lower part of the stomach,
- pain during or just after intercourse,
- increased frequency of urination (increased sensitivity of the urinary bladder).
If you have these symptoms, it’s a good idea to consult a specialist.
The diagnostic process starts with a detailed medical history. The patient is then referred for a number of imaging studies: color Doppler ultrasound scan (duplex scan) of the lower-limb, pelvic and abdominal veins, and in most cases, a vascular CT or MRI scan.
These procedures are performed by the following doctors:
Dr Cezary Szary, Dr Michał Zawadzki.
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Price: from PLN 8,600