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Varicose veins are a common health issue that affects a large number of people’s quality of life. With the advancement of technology, the Conservative Hemodynamic Cure for Incompetent Varicose Veins (CHIVA) technique has emerged, providing a new pathway for the treatment of varicose veins. However, many patients may have doubts about this emerging treatment, particularly regarding its safety and potential risks. Thus, this article will focus on these issues.
Firstly, it’s important to clarify that the CHIVA technique is a minimally invasive surgery that aims to improve or eliminate the symptoms of varicose veins by changing the direction of blood flow, rather than directly removing the problematic veins. Due to its minimally invasive nature, the CHIVA technique has a lower risk of complications compared to traditional varicose vein surgeries. However, like all medical surgeries, the CHIVA technique is not completely risk-free.
For most patients, mild discomfort such as minor pain, swelling, bruising, or skin pigmentation may occur after the CHIVA surgery. These are common reactions post-surgery, which typically disappear naturally within a few weeks. For these minor discomforts, doctors generally recommend moderate rest, cold compresses, and the use of over-the-counter medications for relief.
While there may also be some complications after the CHIVA surgery, these cases can be effectively reduced under the operation of professional and experienced doctors. These potential complications are usually minor, such as slight bleeding or mild infections, which can be quickly improved with timely treatment. If a patient experiences persistent discomfort after surgery, they should contact their doctor immediately.
In conclusion, the CHIVA technique is a relatively safe treatment for varicose veins. However, before undergoing surgery, patients should fully understand the potential risks, have a thorough discussion with their doctor, understand their treatment expectations, and the level of risk they are willing to bear. Only in this way can the effects of the surgery be maximized and the risks minimized. With this knowledge, patients will be better equipped to make decisions and achieve the best possible treatment outcomes.
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.