Patients share their story
Echotherapy for varicose veins
Every patient’s history is unique: read reports from echotherapy patients and find out why they chose to treat their varicose veins with high intensity focussed ultrasound.
Omar, 37 years
«It was literally a real walk-in walk-out treatment experience.»
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I’m a Specialist Venous Surgeon and Phlebologist at The Whiteley Clinic and I generally stand all day whilst treating patients. At the end of my days, my legs often used to feel extremely painful, heavy and restless. As a doctor I knew it was because of my veins – I had 2 incompetent perforator veins.
As I learned Echotherapy would be available and launching at The Whiteley Clinic as a new, completely non-invasive treatment option I knew this was for me, especially as I hate needles. Of course, only if I am the patient.
Echotherapy is not like laser treatment, there is no catheter insertion, just an ultrasound probe which sits on your skin. Only a small volume of local anesthetic was used, a lot less than what is required for other treatment options. I can definitely admit that it was way less painful than laser treatment.
During the treatment I was able to relax on the treatment table and the treatment probe was positioned on my leg. Much to my delight, I didn’t feel much of the pulses at all. Sometimes it would heat up a bit, like if you are holding a cup of tea, but after a few seconds this sensation would disappear. During the evening after the treatment I felt that “something” had happened in my legs, but it was not a feeling of pain. In all honesty, I didn’t have any post-operative pain at all, nor did I have any bruises or discomfort that often comes with other vein treatments.
It was literally a real walk-in walk-out treatment experience. I was treated first thing in the morning and by that afternoon I attended a clinical training which incorporated standing most of the time. The day after the treatment, I continued to work normally and the 2nd day after the treatment I did surgeries all day. To my astonishment, I felt absolutely great! I had a follow up scan and with much excitement I can say my veins are completely closed and the heaviness, restlessness and the pain are completely gone.
«The treatment time went by as if in flight, because there was always a good mood amongst everyone in the room. Thanks for that!»
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“This spring I was treated with the SONOVEIN device by Dr. Obermayer in Melk (diagnosis: great saphenous vein insufficiency with right lateral varicosis) – and I was very satisfied with the treatment. The “shots” with high-energy ultrasonic waves lasted for eight seconds and from about half the time I started feeling a strong burning sensation. I thought that this was a bit uncomfortable – but it’s well manageable. The treatment time went by as if in flight, because there was always a good mood amongst everyone in the room. Thanks for that!
After the treatment I felt fine and I had no pain. Just sometimes I felt a slight pull in the treatment area. I also received some compression stockings which I wore for about a week. I followed the advice of Dr. Obermayer to stay active and move more. The follow-up examinations were pleasing. According to Dr. Obermayer the treatment was a great success. I was delighted that the varicose on the right lower leg visibly decreased after the treatment. I would like to thank Dr. Obermayer and his competent, sympathetic and heartfelt team!“
The testimonials above represent personal patients’ experiences. These personal experiences are not guaranteed and can vary according to the situation or the person.