Up to 40% of women and 20% of men suffer from symptoms such as tired, heavy legs and swelling as well as prominent veins that are clearly visible under the skin.
This makes diseases of the veins one of the most prevalent conditions today. The primary causes include congenital connective tissue weakness, hormonal changes and long stretches of standing and sitting. Impaired veins are more than just a cosmetic problem – in the worst cases and in advanced stages, they can lead to painful skin ulcers if not treated.
If these valves do not close properly, blood flows back into the legs and pools in the veins which become distended due to the increased pressure. The condition in which veins malfunction in this way is referred to as varicose veins, varicosis or venous insuffciency.
Pronounced varicose veins lead to problems with the drainage of blood and typically result in complaints and complications such as heavy legs, pain, swelling, inflammation and varicose hemorrhage.
While the heart serves as the pump for transporting blood in the arteries, the veins require additional pumping mechanisms to counteract the force of gravity when the body is upright. The transport of blood back to the heart by the calf muscle is supported by the valves in our veins.
Several treatment options for varicose veins are available such as endovenous laser therapy, surgery (vein stripping), radiofrequency ablation or foam sclerotherapy.
International studies are showing major advantages of laser therapy as compared to any other treatment option.
Using laser has has been proven to be the best treatment option for varicose veins*.
* Endovenous therapies of lower extremity varicosities: A meta-analysis Depatment of Dermatology, Erasmus University Rotterdam
Endovenous Laser Ablation (EVLA) is one of the most gentle, safest and accepted treatment options. Already in the year of 2008 around 70% of all procedures for varicose veins in the United States of America have been done with lasers*.
* Millennium Research Group. Market Growth: number of US procedures of varicose veins
The ELVeS Radial™ LASER treatment is a gentle and extremely efficient procedure that ensures maximum patient comfort during and after treatment. It is based on the complete closure of the insufficient vein by laser irradiation. In combination with the world’s first ever radial emitting laser fiber ELVeS Radial™, the clinically proven ELVeS Radial™ laser with it' s special wavelength of 1470nm provides a uniform beam pattern in order to avoid the risks of perforation, discomfort or skin burns.
In addition, there is no general anesthesia required and the need for local anesthesia can be reduced to a minimum. The patient will notice desired results immediately after this gentle, minimally invasive procedure.
ELVeS Radial™ represents a minimally invasive procedure that is performed under local anesthesia and only takes about 30 minutes to complete. In this procedure, the ELVeS Radial™ fiber is inserted into the affected vein through a small puncture site. The probe is then used to direct the laser light into the vein using targeted radial emission. The laser seals the vein. Patients experience very little or no pain during or after the procedure.
Patients can also resume normal activities immediately after treatment with ELVeS Radial™.
ELVeS Radial™LASER Treatment for varicous veins is clinically proven and the No.1 Laser-Procedure worldwide. It is also used by leading Vascular Surgeons in Indonesia.
Is the treatment covered by health insurance?
The costs for the ELVeS laser treatment can be covered BPJS and also by several private health insurance companies.
Contact the expert
Dr. Niko Azhari Hidayat is well known as an expert in the treatment of Varicose Veins.
He is among the first few surgeons to start offering Endovenous Laser Treatment of varicose veins in Indonesia. He is also involved in teaching and training surgeons inside and outside of Indonesia.
Dr. Niko Azhari Hidayat was graduated as Cardio Thoracic & Vascular Surgery Specialist at Airlangga University, Surabaya followed by an international fellow ship at University Medical Centre of the University Utrecht/Netherlands. He is currently consultant surgeon in several hospitals in Surabaya.
If you have any questions about treatment options of Varicose Veins please contact Dr. Niko Azhari Hidayat directly.