venous diseases


Varicose veins are a very common condition: Up to 40 % of women and 20 % of men suffer from symptoms such as heavy or swollen and painful legs. Occasionally varicose veins can cause an inflammation or thrombosis of the veins as well as chronic wounds. The blue-violet veins, which unsightily snake up the calf and thigh point to a disorder of the venous system.

As a result of our additional qualifications in phlebology we are able to offer various diagnosis and treatment options. Smaller, reddish-blue veins, which thread along legs, are also known as spider veins. They are often a sign of a weakness of the connective tissue. Spider veins form when blood accumulates in the legs and smaller vessels are overstretched over a longer period of time. This is not a condition of old age: 70 % of 30 to 39-year-olds already suffer from this visible branching of the veins. Spider veins are often just a cosmetic problem: Only in 5 % of all cases they are caused by a pathological venous disease. As we are specially trained in phlebology we can carry out all examinations (doppler and duplex sonography) which are necessary to diagnose venous diseases. However, because of the unsightliness of these reddish-blue, dilated vessels (telangiectasia) at the back of the knee or on the thigh the degree of suffering among those affected can be high as they feel that their quality of life and attractiveness is affected. For the removal of spider veins we have specialised in foam sclerotherapy using aethoxysklerol as well as laser therapy with a long pulsed NEoDyn laser. Smaller vein operations (partial exeresis) are carried out in close cooperation with specialised hospitals.