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Therapy

Our philosophy: as gentle and minimally invasive as possible.

 

To ensure you are quickly back on your feet.

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As always in medicine, the sooner you are treated the better the outcome. Contact us as soon as possible with your symptoms, especially if you experience sudden pain in your leg (typically one-sided) and swelling of the leg.

Therapy

Treatment methods for venous diseases

 

Treatment of a vein thrombosis in the leg

Treatment of a vein thrombosis in the leg

Treatment of an inflammation of a vein

Treatment of an inflammation of a vein

Treatment of the great saphenous veins (saphenous varicosis)

Treatment of the great saphenous veins (saphenous varicosis)

Treatment of chronic swelling of the leg and of the open leg (ulcus cruris)

Treatment of chronic swelling of the leg and of the open leg (ulcus cruris)

Treatment of smaller varicose veins (varicosis of lateral saphenous branches) and so-called spider veins

Treatment of smaller varicose veins (varicosis of lateral saphenous branches)

Treatment of a vein thrombosis in the leg

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For a specified period of time a blood-thinning agent in form of tablets or injections are applied on a daily basis, in order to prevent the progression and most importantly a pulmonary embolism. The blood-thinning treatment is maintained for another 3 to 6 months. In principle a compression bandage is applied to the affected leg until the swelling has reduced, then a compression stocking is to be worn and general measures to be carried out.

Treatment of an inflammation of a vein

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First a deep vein thrombosis must be ruled out before further steps can be taken. A compression bandage is applied an if needed an anti-inflammatory is taken. Blood-thinning treatment is only rarely required. Finally, the actual cause for the inflammation of the vein, commonly a superficial varicose vein is at fault, must be treated.

Treatment of the great saphenous veins (saphenous varicosis)

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International guidelines consider the catheter treatment of saphenous varicosis as the the number 1 treatment, in comparison to the earlier stripping method.

For the catheter treatment the saphenous vein is punctured on the lower leg and then, under ultrasonic supervision, the catheter is painlessly pushed into the vein as far as the groin. All under local anesthesia, with the heating element at the end of the catheter the vein is closed from the inside, during its extraction it’s slowly removed, sealing the vein from top to bottom. Thanks to this minimal invasive procedure, it’s possible for the patient to leave immediately after the treatment. For the following three weeks compression stockings have to worn.

Treatment of chronic swelling of the leg and of the open leg (ulcus cruris)

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The use of minimal-invasive treatments such as foam sclerotherapy, radio wave catheter, mini-phlebectomy are used to seal diseased veins in the superficial vein system. However damage to the deep veins often result in swelling of the leg, which is treated in a conservative manner by compression therapy, medication and other general measures.

The ulcus cruris basically is a wound, that has to be disinfected. Compression therapy and the occasional improvement to the arterial oxygen supply is sometimes necessary.

Treatment of smaller varicose veins (varicosis of lateral saphenous branches) and so-called spider veins

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Smaller lateral saphenous branch veins are sealed by foam sclerotherapy. Here a micro foam is injected into the vein, which closes the vein and breaks down the protein in the vascular wall. In the following weeks the body will resorb the sealed vein entirely.

 

 

Treatment methods for arterial circulatory disorders

 

Diagnostics and therapy of the existing risk factors
Before invasive measures are taken, risk factors must be treated. Risk factors include smoking, high blood pressure, diabetes and increased blood fats. Apart from treating these risk factors with medication, a strict abstinence from nicotine, a diet and exercise, such as gait training, are required. Arterial vascular blockage can be treated by catheterization.

 

Examples of the treatment of arterial circulatory disorders

Examples of the treatment of arterial circulatory disorders

Examples of the treatment of arterial circulatory disorders

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The patient lies consciously on the surgery bench. Under local anesthesia, a thin plastic tube is inserted painlessly in to the groin artery. Thanks to a contrast agent and X-ray technology the diseased vessel can be made visible. The vascular blockage is usually unblocked by dilating the affected area with a catheter-aided balloon. So-called stents sometimes have to be used to ensure the vascular patency.

Diseases

Vascular diseases can have any one of an array of causes. Our Vascular Centre combines the experience and competence of 13 doctors with decades of professional experience in their fields.

Diseases

Diagnostics

Our specialists offer personal consultation, explain every single detail to you and recommend the best possible solution for your issue.

Diagnostics


In an emergency

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Outside of surgery hours,
please call the emergency
medical assistance service on:
Telephone number 116 117.

Münchner Freiheit
Vascular Centre

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Haimhauserstraße 4 | 80802 Munich
T: 089 33 76 66+49 (0)89 33 76 66
F: +49 (0)89 33 76 25
E: info(at)gefaesszentrum-muenchner-freiheit.de

Opening hours
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday:
8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Wednesday and Friday:
8 a.m. to 4 p.m.