Varicose Vein Treatment in Spain

Treatment and Cost

10

Total Days
In Country

2 No. Travelers

1 Day in Hospital

9 Days Outside Hospital

Treatment cost starts from

USD 3000

Hospitals

About the Varicose Vein Treatment

Varicose veins are the veins that are enlarged and twisted. Because of its appearance, varicose veins are also known as spider veins. The term varicose vein is generally used for the enlarged and swollen veins in the leg, though the condition can possibly affect any part of the body. Varicose veins are not a problem unless there is an extensive pain and swelling, discomfort, and wound opening at the affected site.

The vein valves that prevent the backflow of blood lose their integrity, thus leading to backflow of the blood. This causes swelling and inflammation of the leg, requiring varicose vein treatment or vein removal. Varicose veins are common in superficial veins that are prone to increased pressure when standing.

The following therapies may be used for varicose vein treatment:

  • Sclerotherapy
  • Foam sclerotherapy
  • Laser surgery (endovenous laser treatment)
  • High ligation and vein stripping
  • Ambulatory vein phlebectomy
  • Endoscopic vein surgery

How is Varicose Vein Treatment performed?

The sequential steps of the endovenous laser treatment (EVLT) are:

  • The patient will be instructed to wear the surgical gown. Special eyeglasses are provided to prevent damage from the laser light.
  • The primary healthcare provider will anaesthetize the area where the catheter is to be inserted. Local anaesthesia is provided to the vein which has to be operated.
  • A Doppler ultrasound device is used to check the vein before and after the treatment.
  • This process involves the use of sound waves across the vein by which the image of the vein is displayed on the computer.
  • The provider will make a small incision in the skin of the affected leg, and a catheter is inserted. A beam of laser light is then passed through the catheter.
  • The catheter is then pulled out, and the skin is dressed.
  • The vein will close and eventually absorbed by the body.

Recovery from Varicose Vein Treatment

  • The physician may ask you to walk immediately after the surgery for about 30-60 minutes.
  • The bruises of the surgery would fade in about 2 weeks. The physician may advise you to do certain things at home.
  • Put ice-pack over the swelling for at least 15 minutes.
  • You should check the incision area every day. Light pink fluid over the bandage is a common observation.
  • Avoid exposing the incisions to moisture or water for at least 48 hours. Better take a sponge bath till the bandages are removed.
  • Avoid sitting or standing for a longer duration, raise the legs while in rest.
  • Make a practice of wearing compression stockings for few weeks. This helps to prevent the pooling of the blood in the leg and prevents the swelling of the leg.
  • Walk for 10 to 20 minutes each day for at least 10 days.
  • Take proper precautionary measures while using over-the-counter drugs. Clarify with the physician before the use of the drugs.

The physician should be consulted when there is redness, warmth, and fluid drainage from the incisions after spider vein treatment. Increasing pain and swelling should also be reported.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What is the health care infrastructure of Spain / Why should opt for Spain as a destination for your medical treatment?
Spain has a uni payer healthcare system. This means that there is universal coverage for most of the expenses (excluding prescription drugs). One might have to wait for quite some time to avail of elective procedure treatment in Spain. Non-European travelers must have valid health insurance coverage to benefit from the hospitals in Spain. One can also avail of it on a residency visa. The private insurance system helps you to avail the benefits at monthly costs. The taxes in Spain are comparatively lower than those of other European countries. Hence, one can surely opt for this country for medical treatment.
What are the conditions of the hospitals in Spain? Are they JCI certified? What is the quality of the support staff in the hospitals?
The Joint Commission International (JCI) is a global leader in health care accreditation. JCI accreditation is considered a gold standard in worldwide health care. It provides the most skilled and experienced healthcare professionals in the medical industry, as evaluators of the rigorous international standards in healthcare quality and patient safety. Here are a few JCI certified hospitals in Spain :
  • Vithas Xanit International Hospital
  • Grupo Hospitalario Quirónsalud
  • Centro Médico Quironsalud Teknon
  • Hospital General de Catalunya
  • Instituto de Microcirugía Ocular (IMO Barcelona)
  • Sanitas Hospitales
  • Guttmann Institute
  • Instituto Balear de Oftalmología (IBO)
Are the doctors/surgeons in Spain of the best quality?
The hospitals in Spain are based on “el sistema national de salud” which provides high-quality care and medical centres, that is, “centros de salud”. This system has public and private healthcare systems, often within the same level. Since many countries send ex-pats here, one can even find an English speaking doctor very easily. Most doctors are adequately skilled and can handle the cases.
What is the process for obtaining a medical visa in Spain?
One has to apply for a Schengen Visa to gain entry into Spain for a medical purpose. The required documents when applying for a Schengen Visa for Medical Treatment are as follows:
  1. Visa application form.
  2. Two photos.
  3. Valid travel document/passport.
  4. A copy of your passport's data page.
  5. Roundtrip flight reservation.
  6. Travel Medical Insurance.
  7. Proof of accommodation
What support services does MediGence provide in Spain?
MediGence has been praised on a global scale for the list of services they provide. Apart from the listed services, the staff and the guides are adorned for their customer interaction, impromptu assistance, and various other assistance related guidance throughout the tour. Thus, the list of services provided by MediGence are:
  • Insurance query related guidance
  • In-detail guidance till completion of the medical tour
  • Visa Assistance
  • Free airport to hospital transfer
  • On-Ground Support
  • Teleconsultations
  • Accommodations Assistance
  • Rehabilitation and recovery services
Which are the best cities in Spain for medical treatment?
Spain has many cities like Madrid, Barcelona, Valencia, and Pamplona that have some of the best hospitals in Spain. Madrid has good hospitals for general and reproductive health facilities. Barcelona has hospitals specializing in child healthcare.

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