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Varicose veins, a common but troubling condition, have long posed a headache due to their high recurrence rate. The five-year recurrence rate for traditional varicose vein surgery is about 20-30%, which means that one to two out of every five patients undergoing surgery might face the trouble of varicose veins again within five years post-operation. However, substantial clinical data from the Dr. Smile Medical Group show that the five-year recurrence rate for patients using CHIVA (Cure Conservatrice et Hémodynamique de l’Insuffisance Veineuse en Ambulatoire) technique is significantly reduced, to around 5%. This marked decrease undoubtedly brings patients long-term comfort and stability.
The CHIVA technique, a minimally invasive, precise, and efficient treatment method, improves blood circulation by changing the direction of blood flow in the problematic veins, thereby eliminating the symptoms of varicose veins. The greatest advantage of the CHIVA technique not only lies in its innovative treatment approach but also its outstanding performance in terms of long-term efficacy and recurrence control.
For patients with complex and difficult-to-treat varicose veins, the Dr. Smile Medical Group adopts a staged treatment strategy. Each surgery only handles a portion of the varicose veins, which can minimize the impact on the patient’s body and allows us to more precisely treat each varicose vein. This treatment strategy aims to maintain optimal treatment effects while avoiding recurrence.
However, while the CHIVA technique can significantly reduce the recurrence rate, we need to clarify that the possibility of recurrence still exists. Even in the event of a recurrence, patients need not worry too much, as the minimally invasive surgical approach of the CHIVA technique can handle recurrences simply and effectively.
In addition, we encourage patients to actively participate in self-management, such as maintaining appropriate exercise, avoiding standing or sitting for long periods, and maintaining a healthy lifestyle. These all help to improve blood circulation and reduce the risk of recurrence of varicose veins.
In summary, the CHIVA technique provides a stable, durable, and effective choice for the treatment of varicose veins. Its long-term effects are excellent and it can effectively control the recurrence of the disease. Data from the Dr. Smile Medical Group proves the exceptional performance of the CHIVA technique in reducing the five-year post-operative recurrence rate of varicose veins. It is an ideal solution, bringing patients long-term treatment results and a high quality of life.
Dr. Smile Medical Group is the largest chain of vein centers in Asia, founded in 2014 and headquartered in Shanghai. With a presence in 13 cities across China, including Beijing, Guangzhou, and Shanghai, the group has established itself as a pioneer in the use of cutting-edge technology for the diagnosis and treatment of various types of varicose veins. Dr. Smile’s personalized approach includes a hemodynamic assessment and a focus on different types of varicose veins, ensuring that each patient receives customized treatment. The group is also responsible for the CHIVA global certification and training program, demonstrating its dedication to excellence in the field of venous care. With thousands of patients treated every year, Dr. Smile has become a leading authority in the field, and its experts are regularly invited to participate in CME and global venous forums to share their expertise and insights with fellow practitioner.