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What are varicose veins?
« on: July 29, 2012, 09:39:59 PM »
: These are dilated, tortuous superficial veins due to chronically increased venous pressure. This predisposes to poor wound helaing and varicose ulcers.

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Re: What are varicose veins?
« Reply #1 on: July 29, 2012, 09:40:29 PM »

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Re: What are varicose veins?
« Reply #2 on: July 29, 2012, 09:43:47 PM »
Treatment:  Ambulatory phlebectomy, laser therapy, compression stockings.



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Re: What are varicose veins?
« Reply #3 on: July 29, 2012, 09:46:29 PM »
invasive ba ang procedures pagtangtang sa varicose?

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Re: What are varicose veins?
« Reply #4 on: July 29, 2012, 09:50:15 PM »
invasive ba ang procedures pagtangtang sa varicose?

It depends on the procedure, bai bags. Laser therapy is not invasive, but sends high frequency light to pulverize the superficial veins located within the dermis -- this will close -- the veins and reduce the venous pressure.

Ambulatory phlebectomy (the surgical removal of veins), however, is invasive, but it is superficial, so there is no threat of going deep. Prior to surgery, we usually give our patients prophylactic IV antibiotics to reduce the propensity of bacterial infection.

Dali ra kaayo ang procedure, bai bags. Outpatient procedure man ni sila duha.

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Re: What are varicose veins?
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Re: What are varicose veins?
« Reply #5 on: July 29, 2012, 09:53:23 PM »
tnx for sharing your knowledge, doc

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Re: What are varicose veins?
« Reply #6 on: July 29, 2012, 09:54:39 PM »
bai bags, mao ni ang laser therapy for varicose veins:



tnx for sharing your knowledge, doc


it is my pleasure :)

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Re: What are varicose veins?
« Reply #7 on: July 29, 2012, 10:16:11 PM »
is laser therapy good enough for spider veins, lorenz?  it's unfortunate that i have these now, probably from a lifetime of crossing legs.  they're unsightly, but more than esthetics, i feel they are the cause of numbness in the legs at times. 
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Re: What are varicose veins?
« Reply #8 on: July 29, 2012, 10:19:24 PM »
is laser therapy good enough for spider veins, lorenz?  it's unfortunate that i have these now, probably from a lifetime of crossing legs.  they're unsightly, but more than esthetics, i feel they are the cause of numbness in the legs at times. 

hi isles,

1. yes, increased venous pressure can cause slight numbness in the area affected.
2. laser therapy is actually the best choice for spider veins
3. pas-pas ra kaayo ang treatment. depending on the severity, 1-2 visitations is expected.

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Re: What are varicose veins?
« Reply #9 on: July 29, 2012, 10:27:34 PM »
bai bags, mao ni ang laser therapy for varicose veins:



it is my pleasure :)


kuyawa no? morag oxy-actylene for human consumption...

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Re: What are varicose veins?
« Reply #10 on: July 29, 2012, 10:49:28 PM »
kuyawa no? morag oxy-actylene for human consumption...

he he he, murag bitaw, bai bags. :)

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Re: What are varicose veins?
« Reply #11 on: January 17, 2013, 10:59:57 PM »
aricose veins are veins that have become enlarged and tortuous. They may also be lumpy, bulging or twisted in appearance.

laser spider vein removal

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Re: What are varicose veins?
« Reply #12 on: January 17, 2013, 11:17:15 PM »
lorenz, is that you with the laser?  that would be great if you're the one.  one thing with doctors in scrubs is they all look the same.

i clicked the link of sapp_ron that looked promising.  but it's in the u.s.  unlucky me for traveling to different planets. :(
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Re: What are varicose veins?
« Reply #13 on: January 17, 2013, 11:29:27 PM »
Endovenous laser therapy is also effective, isles.









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Re: What are varicose veins?
« Reply #14 on: January 17, 2013, 11:32:12 PM »
lorenz, is that you with the laser?  that would be great if you're the one.  one thing with doctors in scrubs is they all look the same.

i clicked the link of sapp_ron that looked promising.  but it's in the u.s.  unlucky me for traveling to different planets. :(


Isles,

The latest surgical procedures can be accessible for you there in the Philippines. The premier surgical hospital would be St. Luke's Medical Center.

I have a colleague who is a General Surgeon who works there.

Here's a link for you:
http://www.stluke.com.ph/home.php/sb/Endovenous_Laser_Therapy

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Re: What are varicose veins?
« Reply #15 on: January 17, 2013, 11:34:34 PM »
The average cost of endovenous laser ablation is $1500 per visit. On average, 1 to 2 treatments is necessary to remove affected vessels. ;)

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Re: What are varicose veins?
« Reply #16 on: January 17, 2013, 11:35:52 PM »
The average cost of endovenous laser ablation is $1500 per visit. On average, 1 to 2 treatments is necessary to remove affected vessels. ;)


General Surgeons who specialize in this field usually treat somewhere between 10-15 patients a day.

Very lucrative surgical specialty lagi ni. 8)

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Re: What are varicose veins?
« Reply #17 on: January 17, 2013, 11:48:02 PM »
Isles,

If  you or any friends or family are ever in the greater Chicagoland region, just contact me and I can connect you with one of the best surgeons in the area. I have the honor to be under his wing during General Surgery specialization. ;)


Dr. Rolando with his "young" surgical team. Can you find me? :P

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Re: What are varicose veins?
« Reply #18 on: January 18, 2013, 05:17:52 AM »
Dr. Rolando with his "young" surgical team. Can you find me? :P

opkors naman, by a process of elimination.  you cannot be the hairless one.  neither the silver-haired one.  i doubt if you'll ever wear a hijab.  ergo... ;D
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Re: What are varicose veins?
« Reply #19 on: January 18, 2013, 05:28:49 AM »
The average cost of endovenous laser ablation is $1500 per visit. On average, 1 to 2 treatments is necessary to remove affected vessels. ;)

if the equivalent of that price is its cost here in the philippines, that would mean 61,650 to 123,300 pesos at the current exchange rate.  i better forget about it.
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