OA Dr. Alexis Freitas, F.E.B.S.
European surgeon for coloproctology Attending Physician in the Wiener Privatklinik
Senior Physician at Göttlicher Heiland Hospital
Profilfoto Dr. Alexis Freitas

Varicose Veins, Varices

What symptoms are caused by varicose veins? Typical symptoms include heavy legs, swollen legs, nocturnal leg cramps, skin pigmentation and skin ulcers. Varices are recognisable as dilated veins on the legs.

How are varicose veins detected? Varicose veins are diagnosed by clinical examination, ultrasound and/or X-rays.

Must varicose veins be operated on? No, except in case of severe symptoms. For many patients, cosmetic restoration is very important, making surgery necessary.

How are varicose veins operated on? Over the last few years and decades, varicosurgery has evolved significantly. In addition to conventional techniques under local aesthesia with sedation, I also offer you laser and radiofrequency procedures for optimal therapy of your varicose veins.