Surgical Procedures

  • Conventional surgery: The marked veins are being removed by a special probe. This procedure is cosmetic so that formation of scar tissue is avoided.
  • CHIVA in Hybrid: CHIVA is the French abbreviation for "Cure Conservatrice et Hemodynamique de l'Insufficience Veineuse en Ambulatoire", meaning a therapy that preserves veins and restores the hemodynamics for insufficient veins on an outpatient basis. It is a minimally invasive surgical strategy using the principle of extraluminar valvuloplasty. It is performed under local anesthesia. The venous function is preserved.


  • Endoluminal radiofrequency ablation: A small filament is inserted into the affected vein and is heated up between 85°C and 120°C depending on the procedure, and burns the vein shut. The vein itself remains in the body.


  • Endoluminal laser ablation: This procedure is similar to the endoluminal radiofrequency only that it uses laser to heat up the vein. The vein also remains in the body.


  • Clarivein®: Clarivein is a minimally invasive, non thermal, non tumescent treatment for varicose veins. In this procedure a motorised handle triggers a spasm in the blood vessels. A sclerotizing drug is then injected into the vein which seals it shut. The vein remains in the body.


  • Venaseal®: In this procedure, an adhesive is injected into the vein to seal it shut. The vein remains in the body.


Please be advised that not all the surgical procedures are possible for every patient.




We aim to clarify and explain in a safe and honest manner, before any treatment is done.