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The Advantages of Choosing a Real Expert

Are you aware of the advantages of choosing a real expert in your problem?

In Vascular Clinic Dr. Jorge Molina we are very much aware of how important is your time, and how much you can be worrying about your problem. That’s the reason why we address all our efforts to solve it in the fastest and most comfortable way for you, but most of all…

Treatments for varicose veins (IX): new “inventions”

In the continued effort we scientists do for medical research, and trying to provide increasingly better and less problematic solutions to our patients, new techniques are continually being developed, but some of them either have not yielded the expected results, or for any reason they have not received enough interest from vascular surgeons and have fallen by the wayside. In other cases, they are still…

Treatments for varicose veins (VIII): VenaSeal® and ClariVein®

During the last years – always pursuing the target of a less aggressive, less invasive approach in the treatment of varicose veins -, new techniques have been developed, based on the same principles I was explaining in the previous post: the use of puncture-catheter to navigate inside the varicose vein, visual guide by Duplex Ultrasound, controlled lesion of the varicose…

Treatments for varicose veins (VII): laser and radiofrequency

Whenever we come across the word “laser” – and in medicine would not be less – it seems to have a magical, striking effect. Some mysterious halo surrounds this word, which seems to promise that it is able to solve anything, whatever it might be… Beyond any doubt, this is one of the reasons…

Treatments for varicose veins (VI): sclerotherapy

In today’s post I will discuss one of the oldest treatments, which is also one of the most widely used and at the same time most controversial: the injections for varicose veins, named sclerosis or sclerotherapy.

Sclerotherapy is the injection of a substance inside a vein to cause…

Treatments for varicose veins (IV): classic surgery / stripping

Opposite to conservative treatments, invasive treatments are those that require a more or less aggressive approach, but are intended to eliminate varicose veins or venous insufficiency (from Superficial Venous System only).

Here it’s necessary to point out something: although we know many factors that influence…

Treatments for varicose veins (III): the secrets of compression stockings

This week I’m explaining the most effective of the conservative treatments; this one that is loved by some and hated by some others, but it is beyond any doubt the most useful as a treatment and also as prevention against the development of varicose veins, their symptoms and their complications: the compression stockings.

To begin with, I will clarify…