Treatment of varicose veins

Varicose disease is treated by vascular surgeons. In cases of suspected varicose disease, a vascular ultrasound examination (duplex-doppler) is performed to determine what part of the vascular system is dysfunctional. At the same time, a treatment plan is drawn up, and the patient can be booked in for an operation. 

Varicose disease is usually treated with laser surgery or foam injections. Laser surgery is performed under local anaesthesia in the operation room at the medical centre. The patient can be discharged from care after a couple of hours of monitoring. The patient will need 7-10 days of sick leave, depending on his or her work. Foam injection treatment takes 30-60 minutes and does not require sick leave afterwards. Both procedures require thigh-length compression socks to be worn for the subsequent two weeks. 

The procedures are performed at Diacor Ruoholahti.



You can make your initial appointment by calling 09 7750 800. To schedule your laser or foam injection sessions, please call one of our nurses on 09 7750 8100. 


If you have insurance that might cover the treatment, please bring your insurance information (company name and insurance number) to your appointment.


When coming to a treatment session or follow-up appointment, please bring your compression socks.


You should discuss the need for follow-up examinations with the surgeon and make the necessary appointments.


The prices for the procedures vary depending on the nature and scope of the procedure and the length of the treatment session. The initial appointment with a vascular surgeon costs 330-580 euros. The ultrasound examination is included in this price. 
The price for one foam injection session starts from 600 euros. The price for laser treatment on one leg starts from 2200 euros. Treatment on both legs starts from 3100 euros. You can claim a Social Insurance Institution (Kela) reimbursement for the treatment, but this reimbursement will only cover a small portion of the total cost."

Medical centres


Porkkalankatu 22 A
00180 Helsinki

Monday - Thursday 7.30-20
Friday 7.30-18


Eklund Anne

Vascular Surgeon

MD, Specialist in General Surgery, Thoracic Surgery and Vascular Surgery. Vascular ultrasound

Harjula Ari

Vascular Surgeon, Surgeon

Professor, Specialist in General Surgery, Thoracic Surgery and Vascular Surgery. Venous surgery, arterial surgery, cardiothoracic surgery, minor surgical procedures

Kantonen Ilkka

Vascular Surgeon

MD, Docent in Vascular Surgery, Specialist in Thoracic Surgery, Vascular Surgery and General Surgery. Laser treatments for varicose veins, sclerotherapy for varicose veins, circulatory disorders of the lower limbs, abdominal aortic aneurysm

Peräkylä Tarja

Vascular Surgeon, Surgeon

MD, Specialist in Surgery, Thoracic and Vascular Surgery. Mole removals, skin change removals, subcutaneous tumor removals, superficial varicose vein treatments, rubber band ligations (RBL) for hemorrhoids, ingrown nail removals and phenolisation

Sell Henrik

Vascular Surgeon

Lic. Med., Specialist in Thoracic Surgery, Vascular Surgery and General Surgery. Varicose veins, surgeries and sclerotherapy for varicose veins, circulatory disorders of the feet