Dr Thierry Beyens is a vascular surgeon who has recently focused heavily on treating vascular problems.
Many people, especially women, suffer from varicose veins. This is not only an aesthetic but also a functional problem. Varicose veins are caused by malfunctioning valves within the veins that prevent blood from returning normally to the body. Patients expect an efficient and simple solution for this pathology. Recently, great progress has been made in the treatment of varicose veins, which means that the treatment can be done on an almost outpatient basis. The classic treatment where varicose veins are surgically removed is outdated.
For the large varicose veins, endovenous treatment with laser and radio frequency allows the occlusion of the main varicose vein through very small incisions on an outpatient basis. For sterility reasons, it remains desirable to perform this procedure in a hospital. The exolaser, thermocoagulation and endovenous radio frequency allow to treat smaller, secondary varices when classical treatment (sclerotherapy) is not possible or not desirable.
It is now possible to treat all types of varicose veins endovenously, even if the diameter is less than 3 mm.
The larger varicose veins and incompetent perforators that are at the origin of the varicose veins can be removed endovenously with the EVRF technique using mini catheters.
Small varicose veins can be completely removed with the thermocoagulation technique and the exolaser.
The principle of exolaser thermocoagulation consists of transcutaneous heating of the blood in the varicose vein, which causes the cells in the vessel wall to denature and the varicose veins disappear after a few weeks. The skin itself remains intact.
The treatment is virtually painless, is not seasonal and can be applied to all skin types.
- Coronary and valvular (heart valve) problems of the heart
- Arterial problems (arteries of the lower extremities)
- Venous problems treated with laser and injections (varicose veins, ulcers, etc…)
- Thoracic problems (lungs, pneumothorax, etc…)