The Vascular Clinic VenArt in collaboration with renowned French vascular surgeons: Dr. Rene Milleret and Dr. Jerome Cau, and our local team of vascular surgeons, provides new solutions for our patients. We strive to provide modern and minimally invasive procedures to treat vascular disease (both arterial and venous disease).
Arterial problems can be approached through minimally invasive procedures (stenting, or balloon dilatation), or through classic procedures, depending on the pathology of each patient. The treatment plan is explained for each patient, and he or she will receive the optimal method or combination of methods, depending on each case.
Depending on their nature, venous problems can be approached through medical treatments or through minimally invasive methods such as steam method, LASER method, radiofrequency method, or ALPHA method. Varicose veins (superficial veins) can be treated with laser therapy or with sclerosing injection (the needle is very small and the pain is minimal).
Modern treatment of arterial disease
Modern methods allow the use of minimally invasive treatments in more than 70% of the arteriopathy cases. In addition to these methods, we will soon be able to provide laparoscopic surgeries, which are associated with a shorter recovery time and significant reduction of operational risks.
Peripheral artery disease
Peripheral artery disease is extremely under-diagnosed in Romania, compared with other European countries, which means that patients who come to our clinic are often in critical stages. It is important that patients receive an early diagnosis (arterial Doppler ultrasound and angiography, if needed) and are treated right away. In most of the cases, the treatment can be minimally-invasive (revascularization of artery stenosis with different stents and balloon dilatation), but there are cases when surgery is needed. Patients who are in critical stages should be aware that the recovery time depends on how advanced the disease is. The main objective is to avoid amputations and render patients the possibility to live a normal life following the intervention, including a short recovery time. In order to achieve this, we have introduced vascular screening tests in our protocol, examination which is part of the periodical vascular investigations in Western countries. This procedure involves the analysis of large veins and arteries that might have severe consequences (stroke, amputations or death).
Aortic aneurysm is a dilatation of the aorta, the main artery in the body. The aorta carries oxygen-rich blood from the heart to the rest of the body. Because the aorta is more dilated near the aneurysm, there is a high risk of rupture. When rupture occurs it can lead to massive internal bleeding, and subsequently do death. Aneurysms can form in any section of the aorta, but they are more common in the abdominal area, and rarely in the thoracic area.
Aortic aneurysms must be accurately diagnosed, and if they are small, they should be periodically monitored, and if needed treated (minimally invasive, conventional or laparoscopic treatment).
Carotid stenosis is more common among patients with arterial disease. Patients with an increased age or unhealthy lifestyle should consider periodical check-ups (Doppler ultrasound for large arteries, legs, and carotid). If a person suffers from carotid stenosis, the stenosis should be evaluated and measured, and if it is greater than 70%, it could require an intervention. Carotid interventions should not scare you. A trained vascular surgeon could perform this type of intervention very fast and in safe conditions. This intervention could save you from future complications, such as a stroke.
Modern treatment of venous disease
Visible varicose veins represent an early progression of the varicose disease. Varicose veins appear after 20 years of age, and are more prevalent among women due to pregnancy, heat or standing for long periods of time. When the disease progresses, the vein has already suffered significant damage and must be removed. The damaged valves are perforated and present irreversible ruptures, and these must be removed in order to avoid the spread of the disease to other superficial branches. There are currently available several surgical and endovenous techniques provided on an outpatient basis. Depending on the results obtained from the investigations, the surgeon will recommend the method or combination of methods that will give the best results for each patient.