Varicose Veins Treatments Singapore
Varicose veins are swollen, twisted veins that commonly occur in the legs due to weakened or damaged vein valves. These valves, which normally help blood flow in one direction (towards the heart), may not function properly, causing blood to pool and veins to enlarge.
Varicose veins can appear as bulging, bluish veins on the surface of the skin and may cause symptoms such as pain, discomfort, and swelling. Varicose veins are a common condition, and while they are generally not harmful, they can be unsightly and cause discomfort. In more severe cases, varicose veins can build up in pressure and cause leg ulcers and darkening of the skin.
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Varicose Veins Treatments
Depending on the severity of the condition, Dr Desmond Ooi may recommend different varicose vein treatment options suitable to each patient. Most of these treatments are minimally invasive and do not require surgical treatment.
Endovenous Thermal Ablation
Endovenous Thermal Ablation (ETA) is a minimally invasive procedure used to treat varicose veins. It involves using heat energy, either through laser or radiofrequency, to close and seal the affected vein. This procedure is effective in treating varicose veins and has a shorter recovery time compared to traditional surgical methods, with minimal scarring.
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VenaSeal™ is a minimally invasive treatment for varicose veins that uses a medical adhesive to close off the affected veins. It involves injecting the adhesive into the affected vein to seal it shut. Venaseal is a quick and relatively painless procedure that does not require anaesthesia.
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Varicose Vein Stripping and Ligation
Varicose vein stripping and ligation is a surgical procedure used to treat varicose veins. It involves making small incisions near the affected veins to remove or tie off the veins. This procedure is typically performed under general anaesthesia and requires a longer recovery than less invasive procedures. Varicose vein stripping and ligation is typically reserved for more severe cases of varicose veins or when other treatment options are ineffective.
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Sclerotherapy is a minimally invasive procedure used to treat varicose veins. It involves injecting a solution that irritates the lining of the veins, leading to the formation of scar tissue that closes off the affected vein. Sclerotherapy is performed in an outpatient setting, does not require anaesthesia, and has minimal downtime.
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Recovery After Treatment
Find out what to expect during the recovery period after your varicose vein treatment. Understand the typical recovery times, post-procedure care, and guidelines to help you resume your daily activities while ensuring the best possible results from your varicose vein treatment.
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Varicose Veins Treatment Cost In Singapore
The cost of varicose vein treatments can vary depending on the type of procedure, the severity of the condition, and other factors. For more information on costs, visit our costing page and view our insurance partners. We encourage patients to contact our clinic for personalised and detailed information. We are committed to providing transparent and comprehensive information to help patients make informed decisions about their varicose vein treatment options.
Frequently Asked Questions
Can medication and compression stockings treat varicose veins?Medication and compression stockings may help with mild symptoms but it doesnot treat the root cause of varicose veins. The most effective treatments are through surgery and minimally invasive procedures.
Can I get my varicose veins treated if I am diabetic?Diabetic patients can get their varicose veins treated using minimally invasive techniques that leave minimal wounds that heal well.
How long is the stay in hospital after varicose vein treatment?Varicose vein treatments are usually done as a day surgery. Patients will be discharged after the procedure.
How soon can I return to work after treatment?While Dr Ooi provides his patients with a 2 week medical certificate, some patients may be able to return to work within 4-5 days.
Can I exercise after varicose vein treatment?Low-impact exercises like walking are allowed after treatment, but patients should avoid strenuous exercises for at least a week.
Where does my blood flow once the damaged veins are removed?The blood in the affected veins will reroute into your healthier veins and flow normally after varicose vein treatment.
Will my insurance cover varicose vein treatments?Depending on the severity and symptoms of your varicose veins, your treatment can be insurance claimable. Contact our clinic to find out more information on your out-of-pocket fees.