Varicose vein treatment

Get varicose veins treated early to prevent them from getting worse. The best treatment method depends on the type of varicose veins and you discuss this with the specialist

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Varicose vein treatment​

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Timely treatment of varicose veins eliminates complaints such as painful, tired legs and fluid accumulation due to varicose veins. In addition, the treatment prevents healthy veins from being affected. More than 25% of the population suffers from varicose veins. Varicose veins are tortuous blood vessels that are often visible through the skin. They can be very small blood vessels or larger dilated vessels that are visible as strands. We offer you the right treatment method to reduce your complaints.

Possible varicose vein treatment

To determine which treatment is right for you, we perform a duplex examination during the first consultation. This gives us a good picture of the blood vessels in your legs and we measure the return of the blood. This is done using ultrasound and color Doppler (echo of the blood vessels). As a result of this examination, our doctors will advise you on an appropriate treatment. Due to the latest techniques, extensive surgery on the varicose veins is no longer necessary: we switch off the varicose veins from the inside. Our treatments take place on an outpatient basis and you can therefore resume your daily activities the next day.

Varicose veins treatment prices

TreatmentOvernight stayprice
Consultation + duplex investigationnew€ 350,-
Sclerosis per legnew€ 200,-
Sclerosing both legsnew€ 400,-
Müller - very limitednew€ 500,-
Müller - limitednew€ 750,-
Müller - comprehensivenew€ 1.250,-
Müller - very extensivenew€ 1.850,-
EVLT - one trunk veinnew€ 1.500,-
EVLT - two stock veinsnew€ 2.250,-
EVLT - three stock veinsnew€ 2.950,-
Stocking per piecenew€ 20,-

Reimbursement of varicose vein treatment

From 1 January 2012, a referral letter for the first consultation, including vascular examination (duplex), is mandatory in connection with the reimbursement of this. Without a referral letter, these costs are for your own account.
After the vascular examination, it is known whether it concerns a medical or cosmetic treatment. If it concerns a cosmetic treatment, you must pay for the treatment yourself. This also applies to the stockings. If it concerns medical treatment, the costs will be submitted to your insurer.

These adjusted prices are effective September 1, 2018.

More information about varicose vein treatment.

Outpatient treatments

Sclerocompression Therapy

Depending on the treatment results will be visible 1 week after treatment. A Botox treatment often does not take more than 5 minutes.
  • Suitable for small to medium varicose veins
  • no anesthesia
  • Compression stocking 2 days day and night and then another 5 to 12 days during the day
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Ultrasound-guided foam sclerotherapy

We perform this treatment when the veins are medium in size. The liquid that we inject into the vein is foamed in advance and therefore works better on the vessel wall. By then putting a cotton ball and tight stocking around it, the vein is flattened.
  • Suitable for large varicose veins
  • no anesthesia
  • Compression stocking 2 days day and night and then another 5 to 12 days during the day
More about ultrasound-guided foam sclerotherapy

Laser treatment

During the laser treatment of the varicose veins, the varicose vein is closed in the upper leg or calf. With an ultrasound, the varicose vein is then punctured at the height of the knee or calf and we slide a laser wire into the vein. This wire cauterizes the vein with laser light.

  • Suitable for large varicose veins
  • Local anaesthesia
  • Treatment time: 30 minutes
  • One or two legs per treatment

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Crossectomy or ligation

In a crossectomy or ligation, the vein and any side branches are tied off through an incision in the skin. Ultrasound determines where to tie off the vein. This can be done in the groin or back of the knee (crossectomy) or elsewhere on the leg (ligation). Then a few centimeters of the varicose vein are removed. As a result, the blood in the vein no longer flows back. This treatment is used when a laser, RF, or Clarivein treatment is not possible.

  • Suitable for large varicose veins
  • local anaesthetic
  • One leg per treatment

More about crossectomy

Muller Phlebectomy

If visible varicose veins still remain after a varicose vein treatment of the stock vein, a Müller phlebectomy is suitable. Under local anesthesia we make small incisions in the skin and then we pull the veins out with a small crochet hook.

  • Suitable for small to medium varicose veins
  • No stitches and scars
  • Wear elastic stocking for 1 week

More about Müller phlebectomy

Symptoms of varicose veins

The signs and symptoms that arise from varicose veins depend on the stage in which the veins are located.

Symptoms in early varicose veins

  • Tired, heavy and hot legs
  • An itchy and tense feeling
  • cramps
  • Pulling or stabbing pain in your calves

Symptoms of advanced varicose veins

  • Fluid retention around the ankles or lower leg
  • Skin rash or eczema
  • Hardening and discoloration of the skin
  • Inflammation of the veins
  • open leg

How do varicose veins arise?

How varicose veins arise has not yet been fully elucidated. There is certainly a congenital weakness of the vessel wall due to abnormalities in the proteins that form the vessel wall. As a result, the veins tend to widen with increased pressure. Malfunctioning valves in the veins prevent blood from flowing properly to the heart. This causes more blood flow and the veins expand further. This causes varicose veins. There are a number of factors that influence the development of varicose veins:

  • Hereditary predisposition to the development of varicose veins
  • Having a standing profession
  • Pregnancy
  • Thrombosis

Risks and Complications

As with any procedure, there are also risks and complications possible with varicose vein treatment. The following reactions may occur after treatment, but are very rare:

  • Allergic reaction to fluid from the sclerotherapy treatment
  • Infection or bleeding
  • Small bruising around the vein
  • napijn
  • Creation of new varicose veins around previously injected veins
  • Dull feeling around the treated varicose vein

Reduce your complaints

Varicose veins cannot be prevented, but they can be treated very well. To reduce the symptoms yourself, you can:

  • Get enough exercise
  • do calf exercises
  • Avoid long sitting and standing
  • wearing compression stockings

Before and after varicose vein treatment

Treating varicose veins before & after Jan van Goyen clinic
Result after varicose vein treatment

Medical specialists

Make an appointment

For more information about your varicose vein treatment or to make an intake appointment, you can contact us by phone from Monday to Friday between 8:30 and 17:00 on 020 305 5811.

Aesthetic Center Jan van Goyen

Concertgebouwplein 11
1071 LL Amsterdam
T: 020 3055 811


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