Dr. STYLIANOS KOUTSIAS MD, MSC, PHD
45 Kyprou Str, (3rd Floor) Larisa, GR - 412 22
Tel. +30 24111 17400 | Mob. +30 6945 383461
23 Athan. Diakou Str & Ploutonos, GR 421 00 Trikala
Τel. + 30 24310 75606
Endovascular treatment of abdominal aortic aneurysms
Endovascular treatment of carotid stenosis (stent)
Endovascular treatment of peripheral artery stenoses
“Open“ restoration of aneurysms, obstructive carotid artery disease (By pass)
Arteriovenous accesses (fistula)
LECTURER IN VASCULAR AND ENDOVASCULAR SURGERY
Faculty of Medicine - School of Health Sciences - University of Thessaly
Vascular Surgery Clinic - University Hospital of Larisa
“IASO Thessaly“ Private Hospital
Presentation of minimally invasive - bloodless technique of treating varicose veins or varicose veins of the legs
Varicose veins of the legs are treated today with minimally invasive method with the use of Laser or radiofrequency ablation for intravenous insufficient major or minor saphenous vein under local anaes- thesia. Analysing the technical process the following should be emphasised:
1. The method for the application requires the use of ultrasound in the room, the head of which will help locate the veins
2. Apply topical anaesthetic along the veins.
3. Removal of insufficient venous branches in calf or thigh with small incisions and special tools (Hooks Warranty) under local anaesthesia.
4. Usually apply "patches" stitches and a few times require the use of normal stitches.
5. Duration of surgery is one hour.
6. The patient remains for 2-3 hours in the clinic and then is discharged, walking normally and having elastic sock on his leg, which will keep for 20 days
7. The patient is recommended to walk and avoid standing and immobility of the legs
8. POSSIBLE Complications: Small haematomas along the removal of varicose veins.
9. The patient returns to his activities after 7 days
10. Studies to date have shown that the new method with Laser or radio frequencies is equally effective, if not the best- compared to the old method of removing the vein (stripping) which employed a general or local anaesthesia.