Varicose Veins: Treatments
Sclerotherapy is recommended for spider veins. This non-surgical, minimally invasive treatment improves the cosmetic appearance of legs with this type of varicose veins. The treatment consists of administering, intravenously, injections of sclerosing solution with micro-needles in the affected areas. This solution shrinks the veins and then they fade.
For larger varicose veins, that is, in more severe cases, the patient is treated with an outpatient surgery commonly called “laser treatment”. This procedure consists of inserting a small catheter with a laser on the tip through the affected vein. The laser will cauterize the vein, which will then fade away. The recovery is very fast and comfortable for the patient.
Open heart surgery is any surgery performed on the heart muscle, valves, arteries, or aorta, and other major arteries that are connected to the heart.
What is a coronary bypass?
The arteries supplying blood and oxygen to the heart muscle stiffen and narrow. The surgery opens up a new path for blood to reach the heart. The surgeon takes a healthy blood vessel from your leg or chest artery and connects it to the coronary artery above and below the narrowed or blocked area. This allows the blood to bypass the blockage and flow on its way.
Surgery for sweating
What is hyperhidrosis?
Hyperhidrosis is the excessive sweating or perspiration that occurs spontaneously, not caused by high temperatures, physical stress or emotional tension. Hyperhidrosis can be classified according to its physical location: underarms, feet, hands, face, among others.
What is sympathectomy?
Sympathectomy is the ultimate solution for excessive sweating. During the procedure, a nerve in the sympathetic chain is cut, turning off the signal that tells the body to sweat excessively. This procedure is usually done in patients whose palms or underamrs sweat excessively. It can also be used to treat excessive sweating of the face.