After the operation.

Bláæðasetrið / After the operation

It is important to not just lay down to rest when you return home. It would be a good idea to take a short walk in the neighbourhood.

The bandage is removed 48 hours after the operation. The best thing to do is to remove the bandages in the shower at home. Following this you towel dry the skin and put on the compression stocking. Use the compression stocking for the next two weeks (it is in order if you use it longer), during daytime. It is not an unusual occurrence that there is some clear fluid coming from the small holes in the skin. If this occurs then you can cover these places with band-aid. In locations where varicose veins have been removed there are small cavities or holes and bruises. These small holes may be visible for several months following the operation.

You are allowed to go to work as soon as you feel up to it. Most people have returned to work again in one to three days.

You can start training after the bandage has been removed but remember to use the elastic stocking during the first two weeks. Do not go swimming or use the bathtub the first two weeks after the operation. Pain following the operation is rare and you rarely have need for painkillers.

If there is any pain it would be advisable to take regular painkillers, e.g. paracetamol 500 mg, 2 tablets three times per day.

Varicose veins

Varicose veins may be without symptoms. Most people however have some symptoms that may be unclear. Fatigue, irritability, pain, swelling and cramp are common symptoms. If varicose veins have been untreated for a long time there may occur permanent damage in the skin and there may also be wound formations. These wounds are frequently chronic and difficult to treat and have a tendency to re-appear.

About RVC

Since 2006 Dr. Med. Gudmundur Danielsson has worked at Scandinavian Venous Centre which is a leading centre in the treatment of venous diseases in Sweden and Norway. Currently working at Aleris Clinic in Stavanger, Norway. Extensive knowledge and experience in the performance of ultrasound imaging is important because the operation is based on this technique.

The Operation

RVC applies a state of the art laser device (ELVeS Radial 2ring™) which is internationally recognised as being one of the best and there has been a lot of experience gained in its use. The operation is performed during local anaesthesia and there is no need for general anaesthesia. The operation is performed under ultrasound scanning (Mindray DP-50)


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