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Varicose vein surgery

Varicose veins are very common and are often hereditary. If left untreated, they can grow worse and cause painful vein inflammations. Surgery is one treatment option.

In some cases, a medical compression sock, sized according to the patient’s measurements, may be sufficient. More severe cases can be treated surgically.

If surgical treatment is needed, preparations for the procedure will be made not only by the surgeon him- or herself, but also by a physician who specialises in anaesthesia and pain relief (i.e. an anaesthesiologist) and a team of nurses. We carefully assess the patient’s general physical condition as well as any individual risk factors. Learn more about the preparations for surgical procedures here.

At Diacor, we use state-of-the-art surgical and anaesthetic techniques. There are several anaesthesia options for varicose vein surgery. In practice, modern varicose vein surgery means laser surgery, foam injections or the crochet hook method, where some blood vessels are removed. Before the procedure, you will get an opportunity to discuss the various methods of pain relief with our anaesthesiologist. 

Thanks to the advanced surgical techniques, you can be discharged from care the same day, if you wish. These same technological advances have also reduced the need for sick leave; foam injections require no sick leave whatsoever. After laser surgery, you will need 1-2 weeks of sick leave, depending on the nature of your work and the scope of the treatment.

When you are here, we will also schedule any necessary aftercare and follow-up appointments.


Instructions

1.

You can make an appointment with a surgeon or orthopaedic physician online or by calling 09 7750 800.

2.

Please bring information about your insurance and about any examinations you have had elsewhere.

3.

If you are referred to surgery, you can make an appointment for the procedure directly with the surgeon or by calling the hospital on 09 7750 8180. Before you make an appointment, please make sure that you have an approved promissory note from your insurance company.

4.

Please read the hospital admission information and fill in the patient information form.

Expenses

Prices for the most common procedures at Diacor’s hospital:
Varicose vein surgery, removal of the great saphenous vein starts from €2420 (one leg) and €2915 (both legs) under general anesthesia
Varicose vein surgery, removal of the small saphenous vein starts from €2420 under general anesthesia
Varicose vein surgery, intravascular laser treatment starts from €2645 (one leg) and €3055 (both legs) under general anesthesia
Laser treatments are primarily performed at our medical centre in Ruoholahti.

A total cost estimate is made during an appointment with the specialist who performs the procedure. The final price is determined by the materials and implants used, the duration and difficulty of the procedure, the need for additional examinations and the length of the hospital stay. 

 

The Social Insurance Institution (Kela) can reimburse part of the surgeon’s and anaesthesiologist's fees. The size of the reimbursement is determined by the standard rate which has been set by the Social Insurance Institution for the relevant procedure code. In practice, the reimbursement does not cover the full cost of the procedure. 

 

We have built up long-term partnerships with several insurance companies. Learn more about our insurance agreements
 

With a Diacor Hoitotili (Diacor Healthcare Account), you get opportunities for flexible payment. If you wish, you can pay your bill in instalments. 

 

Medical centres

Hospital

Porkkalankatu 22 C, 1st floor
00180 Helsinki

Operating days are from Monday to Friday

Experts

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

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