Vascular surgery became a speciality in its own right in 2006, this speciality mainly handles surgical diseases in vessels outside of the heart and brain.
Vascular surgery is closely related to radiology and medical angelology, techniques within vascular surgery are continuously refined and improved and Art Clinic is today one of Sweden’s leading specialist clinics within vascular surgery.
Confidence, care, quality and development are keywords for us at Art Clinic. Our genuine and lengthy experience provides you as a patient with the best possible conditions. We carry out high quality specialist healthcare with the goal of offering you individually tailored treatments to fit your personal requirements and desires. The clinic cooperates with the public healthcare sector and leading insurance companies within healthcare. We take care of you before, during and after your treatment.
Varicose veins are divided into different groups according to a CEAP classification.
C0 No evidence of venous disease.
C1 Superficial spiderveins (do not count as varicose veins, mm sized winding veins near the surface of the skin).
C2 Varicer – visible varicose veins less than 4mm wide, extended veins directly under the skin.
C3 Varicer, oedema – visible varicose veins with swelling.
C4 Eczema – discolouration of the skin (eczema production)
C5 A healed venous ulcer (healed leg wound)
C6 An open venous ulcer (open ”active” leg wound)
General information about spiderveins/varicose veins
Varicose veins and spiderveins are affections in the blood vessel. The disease is most common in women. It is estimated that approx. 6-40% of all men and approx. 14-50% of all women have varicose vein issues. The majority of these patients have uncomplicated varicose veins. There are many ways of treating such affections.
One of the most effective and well tested ways of treating surface veins on the legs is to inject the vessels with a solution that makes the vessels shrivel up, so called sclerosing. The veins can also be treated with laser. You can read more about this treatment method on the page for lasertreatment ».
We at Art Clinic tailor your treatment to fit your personal requirements and desires, the first step it to book a condition free consultation with one of our specialists within vascular surgery. At the consultation we will provide you with thorough information about your varicose veins and take time to answer all your questions surrounding potential treatment of varicose veins.
Before undergoing surgery it is possible that you will need to undergo an ultrasound examination, this is performed by the clinics specialists in clinical physiology and is performed on a separate occasion. During the ultrasound the varicose veins which are not visible to the eye are localised, this makes it easier for our varicose veins specialist to determine the cause of the varicer and is a large part of planning before surgery. This examination has a separate fee (see the price list).
There are today various methods of treatment for varicose veins, which method that suits you depends on several circumstances, we recommend you contact the clinic to book a condition free consultation where we can, on a personal level, go over your requirements before possible treatment.
The techniques which are offered are:
• Traditional surgery – stripping
• Laser treatment
• RF- treatment (radiofrequency treatment)
• Foam treatment
You will find further information about the treatments we offer within the area of vascular surgery in the menu to the left.
Planning prior to your surgery
After the consultation with our specialist surgeons within vascular surgery and the ultrasound examination we will get back to with thorough information and recommendations for possible surgery. It is possible to meet out specialist surgeon again to ask any questions that may have arisen if you wish. The second visit is free of charge. When you and your surgeon have decided on your varicose vein surgery you will be contacted by our patient coordinator to choose a day that suits you.
We’ll post detailed information and instructions about how you are to behave before, during and after your treatment. All patients also receive a written agreement/contract and information about your rights and obligations.
The specialist surgeon within vascular surgery with whom you have consulted is also the specialist that will perform your procedure (applies to private and insurance patients). The patient coordinator informs you of how long you will need to remain at the clinic, questions regarding sick leave and how to act after surgery etc.
After your surgery you will be scheduled for several follow ups with one of our nurses, if you wish to see the surgeon for specific questions then we will arrange this. After 9 to 12 months you will be called to a final check up where you will meet your specialist surgeon for a final assessment. We also ask you to fill out a questionnaire for our quality assessment.
You are welcome to contact the clinic if you have further questions regarding vascular surgery, we look forward to hearing from you!