In recent years, endovenous thermal ablation and adhesive sealing have become established as new, less invasive methods.
Varicose veins are a common condition of the deeper veins, with symptoms ranging from cosmetic problems to serious lifestyle impairment.
Low pain and effective removal of varicose veins
Surgical removal of varicose veins, which was the main treatment method in the last century, is rarely necessary anymore due to its invasiveness and long recovery time. Today, at Venenzentrum am See, we use less invasive, endovenous therapies: radiofrequency therapy (ClosureFast™ / Venefit™ procedure), laser therapy (ELVeS Biolitec®), and adhesive sealing (Venaseal®).
Varicose veins are no longer removed surgically but are closed with the aid of special catheters. This can eliminate the harmful backflow of blood into the legs. The surgical incision in the groin or popliteal fossa is no longer necessary with endovenous therapies.
Typical treatment sequence for endovenous procedures
Common to all the procedures mentioned is that the diseased vein is punctured under ultrasound guidance. A catheter is then inserted into the vein and, in a typical case, advanced to the groin. Ultrasound monitoring ensures the correct positioning of the catheter. A diluted local anesthetic solution (Lidocaine®) is then injected into the tissue around the vein. Subsequently, the vein is either heated by radio waves or laser light, or the diseased vein is treated by sealing it with adhesive.
Which therapy is best for you as a patient varies greatly. Our team of qualified vein specialists ensures the high quality of diagnostic procedures and treatment and provides individualized care that always focuses on you, the patient.
Endovenous procedures at a glance
Radio frequency therapy
The principle of the ClosureFast™ procedure is based on the fact that the diseased veins are heated and closed by a catheter with an integrated heating coil.
With endovenous thermoablation by laser, the affected, diseased veins are heated and closed by laser energy.
Sealing with adhesive
With the aid of a catheter, a particularly viscous adhesive is injected into the diseased truncal veins. As a result, the veins are closed quite reliably and at the same time reduced in size.
Why us as your vein doctor?
Over 25 years experience
At Venenzentrum am See, we have specialized in the treatment of vein disorders for about 25 years.
Minimally invasive procedures
As an alternative to surgical treatment of venous disorders, we prefer to use minimally invasive procedures.
Fast & uncomplicated appointment
You can quickly and easily make an appointment online or call us.
Outpatient & painless treatment of venous disorders
The use of minimally invasive procedures allows for outpatient and low-pain treatment.
Comprehensive diagnostics & patient education
We offer a holistic vein clarification with the most modern equipment available.
Practice in central location
Our practice is in a preferred location near the Herrliberg-Feldmeilen train station.