Do you suffer from swelling or pain in your legs due to varicose veins?

Dr. Adam Farkas offers a catheter-based treatment that is performed with local anesthesia only, and will have you back up on your feet immediately!

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Why have your treatment with us?

We at Vascular Anomalies Clinic of Jerusalem offer comprehensive treatment options for varicose veins and venous diseases. We provide the most effective and least invasive techniques to treat these conditions, providing excellent results with minimal recovery times. We are committed to delivering the highest quality of individualized treatment and compassion. We make every effort to ensure your comfort.

Symptoms

  • Leg heaviness
  • Leg pain
  • Leg swelling
  • Bulging leg veins
  • Leg fatigue
  • Pain in legs
  • Varicose veins
  • Swollen legs

Background Information

Varicose veins of the legs are an extraordinarily common disorder, especially among women with multiple children. It is important to note that varicose veins are a real medical disorder, and not ‘just cosmetic.’ Today, there is a well proven and minimally invasive procedure with extremely high success rate (>90%), so there is no need to suffer from varicose veins.

Blood flowing in the wrong direction (“reflux”) is a very common cause of chronic pain and swelling , even skin ulceration in the legs. Reflux is also the most common cause of varicose veins, which can be complicated by pain, leg heaviness, leg fatigue, bleeding, itchiness, inflammation, and deep venous thrombosis.

Jerusalem Vascular Varicose Veins Background

Treatment Information: Endovenous Ablation

Elastic compression stockings help patients with feelings of leg pain and heaviness, and are encouraged. They do not, however, treat the underlying venous reflux and many patients find them difficult to wear due to discomfort.

Traditionally, venous reflux has been treated with open surgery to remove the main vein that causes reflux. Surgery is an effective treatment, however, it requires anesthesia, leaves patients with scars, and is associated with several weeks of recovery time.

There is an overwhelming body of evidence that ‘endovenous ablation,’ a non-surgical catheter- based treatment, is as effective as surgery and with far fewer complications, less pain, and much shorter recovery time.

At the Vascular Anomalies Clinic of Jerusalem, we offer endovenous ablation with a special catheter called the Venaseal device or with a different type of catheter called ‘Radiofrequency Ablation’ (very similar to ‘Laser’).  Patients come for an initial evaluation in the angiography clinic where a history and physical examination is performed. A bedside duplex ultrasound is also performed to determine the anatomy of the patient’s veins, and most importantly, to determine if the patient has reflux in the affected veins.

A formal duplex ultrasound (can be performed in your local kuppa) is necessary to exclude deep venous thrombosis. If patients are appropriate candidates for endovenous ablation, they will be scheduled for the endovenous ablation procedure. The procedure takes about 1 hour, and is done with local anesthesia only. Patients typically experience zero to minimal discomfort during or after the procedure. Patients go home the same day of the procedure and return to normal activities immediately. They will then follow up in the angiography clinic about 2 weeks after the  procedure and no further follow up is necessar.

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Dr. Adam Farkas

We believe in partnering with you, in order to alleviate your suffering. Our patients’ concerns are our concerns, and we take pride not only in providing excellent outcomes to our patients, but in seeing a smile on their faces.

National referral center for complex vascular disorders

with 3000 annual procedures performed

Condition FAQ

Please call 02-564-5634 and ask for an appointment in Dr. Farkas’s private clinic in Jerusalem. We (or your kuppa) can advise you if  the cost of your clinic visit will be covered or reimbursed by your kuppa/insurance.

The Venaseal procedure is covered by private insurances, though generally not by the kuppot. The Radiofrequency Ablation procedure is generally covered by the private insurances, as well as in part, by the Clalit and Maccabi kuppot. The full financial details can be discussed with our coordinator for vein procedures at 02-655-5465

The primary goal of endovenous ablation, is to treat venous reflux in the main vein (called the ‘saphenous vein’) in order to improve symptoms of leg heaviness, fatigue, and pain. There may be some improvement in your varicose (‘bulging’) veins though they will likely not disappear after the endovenous ablation procedure.

The primary goal of endovenous ablation, is to treat venous reflux in the main vein (called the ‘saphenous vein’) in order to improve symptoms of leg heaviness, fatigue, and pain. There may be some improvement in your varicose (‘bulging’) veins though they will likely not disappear after the endovenous ablation procedure.

No. The endovenous ablation procedure is appropriate only for those that suffer from symptoms of leg heaviness, fatigue, and pain. Treatment of varicose veins for cosmetic reasons is possible with injections of medication into the veins in order to make them shrink down (‘sclerotherapy’). We would be happy to refer you to one of the clinics that performs sclerotherapy of varicose veins for cosmetic reasons, though we do not offer this.  

No. This is a common myth. If you are suffering from your veins, there is no need to wait until after you have finished having children (though the procedure cannot be performed during pregnancy).  While you may have worsening of your vein symptoms during pregnancy even after endovenous ablation, it is expected that your symptoms will be far less severe than without the procedure.

More Resources

Endovenous Ablation – Radiofrequency Ablation

Endovenous Ablation – Radiofrequency Ablation

Endovenous Ablation – Radiofrequency Ablation

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