An exclusive department offering modern treatment for diseases associated with the venous system, working in collaboration with the Rajiv Gandhi Centre for Biotechnology (RGCB), Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala. We are engaged in advanced research and studies at par with international standards to impart better knowledge in the field of Phlebology (Venous Studies), whereby we can offer better services to the suffering fellowmen by improving the quality of life.
The commonly used procedures for the treatment of varicose veins are grouped into two. The first one is open surgical techniques like Trendelenburg’s operation combined with vein stripping or multiple ligation/excision of superficial veins. The second group is generally called “minimally invasive procedures” as they help to avoid very long hospital stay and the unsightly scars. Patients can have normal activities and go to work early. It helps to reduce the pain of surgery, cost of surgery and loss of family income.
Sclerotherapy is used as the procedure for ablation of veins by using a chemical solution. Unlike conventional MicrofoamSclerotherapy (MFST), we make it more physiologically acceptable by modifying the technique of the procedure for the benefit of patient; better clinical outcome and speedy recovery. The chemical solution is agitated to make Microfoam, and is administered into the veins at selected points. The inner lining of the veins due to chemical burn gets sclerosed and scarred with fibrosis and the vein lumen gets obliterated. In our procedure selection of the site and size of the veins are totally different from the conventional or classical sclerotherapeutic technique and hence called Modified MicrofoamSclerotherapy or more precisely termed a “Chemical Bombing”.
A very detailed physical examination and investigations relating to all systems of the body are done before subjecting the patient for the procedure, irrespective of whether it is already existing, co-existing or unknown to the patient.
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St. Thomas Hospital
Changanassery, Kerala 686104