Description of the procedure
The method is performed correctly in most of the hospitals, financed by the Croatian health insurance fund (‘with a referral’).
It requires several days of hospital stay and preoperative preparation.
Course of the procedure
A crossectomy – ligation of the confluence of the superficial – saphenous vein, and her inflows, into the deep vein.
Through a cut on the groin, a plasticized probe is lead into the saphenous vein up to the weakened confluence and it is removed, ‘stripped’. Cuts are stitched, and an elastic bandage is wrapped.
Precautions and limitations
Ulcer should be first closed using an occlusive bandage.
With an experienced surgeon and modern instruments, it can be cosmetically and functionally acceptable.
Side effects and complications
Package does not include: first indicative surgeon’s examination, vein color Doppler, blood test results, ECG, preoperative examinations by other specialized doctors due to comorbidity (pre-existing personal conditions, such as: diabetes, asthma, heart, high blood pressure, lungs, thyroid gland, allergies, etc.). Also, it does not include price for additional overnight stay (if necessary), expenses made expenses made prior to admittance into Polyclinic Lege Artis, telephone expenses, customary therapy.
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