AN INNOVATIVE AESTHETIC MINIMALLY INVASIVE SURGICAL APPROACH FOR THE TREATMENT OF VARICOSE VEINS AIMING TO PRESERVE THE SAPHENOS VEIN AND QUICK RECOVERY OF DAILY ACTIVITIES
Varicose veins are extremely common in our population, they are estimated as affecting 30 to 50% of women and 20 to 30% of men. This disease is more frequently because of the aging population and increasing lifestyle problems.
Varicose veins cause several problems:
> Aesthetic problems, sometimes neglected at the beginning of the disease.
> Functional problems: disconfort affect daily activities.
> Health problems resulting from skin and circulatory complications.
For a long time, methods for treating varicose veins have evolved little. The aggressive surgical treatment, the repetitiveness of sclerosing treatment, the discomfort of stockings and high recurrence rates often discourage patients.
The new approach to the varicose veins involves innovative techniques appeared recently. The objectives are the prevention, less aggressiveness and greater precision.
This now allows patients to receive better treatment, earlier and better future course of disease.
The method A.S.V.A.L. (Ablation Selective des VARICES sous anesthesie locale) is an innovative approach in the treatment of varicose veins of the legs. It is based on a new concept, preservin venous capital, calling into question the principles of traditional surgery.
Born of a research and the work of a French vascular surgeon, Dr. Paul Pittaluga, this method selectively removes only the diseased and irrecoverable varicose veins, while preserving the main superficial vein, the saphenous vein. It thus allows to preserve the venous capital, leaving the healthy and / or recoverable veins.
A NEW METHOD BORN FROM TRADITIONAL TECHNIQUES DISSATISFACTION
Our surgical teams well know, having long practiced the classical techniques for the surgical treatment of varicose veins, being able to highlight all disadvantages:
- its aggressiveness: large hematomas with related postoperative pain and discomfort
- the need for major anesthesia: loco-regional (“epidural or spinal anesthesia”) or general anesthesia
- hospitalization: usually 2 or 3 days
the aesthetic result: inconstant
All these causes led us to develop the ASVAL method. We wanted to find new solutions, at the same time more gentle and more effective, and far more respectful of the of the patient’s venous capital.
In the attempt to find real solutions, seeking perfection for both medical and aesthetic result, we have constantly tried to pursue these three objectives:
- be more gentle in surgical act
- adapt to each case, by adopting a strategy and performing a microsurgical act designed for each patient
- better support patients after surgery and re-educate them to a more correct lifestyle.