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For those who have varicose veins problems, the summer months also bring different problems. Even just the visual appearance makes varicose veins patients a nuisance on their own. Varicose veins, which are visually more camouflaged in winter thanks to clothes and socks, are completely exposed in summer. In addition, swelling and pain that occur with temperature cause extra problems for patients. In addition to all this, the greatest risk associated with varicose veins is the increased likelihood of pulmonary embolism due to insufficient fluid consumption in the summer heat.

Noting that it is possible to get rid of varicose veins in a short time without anesthesia with new technology treatment methods, Turkey Medicals member and hospital department Cardiovascular Surgery Specialist Professor Doctor advised those who have varicose veins not to postpone their treatment in Istanbul and Antalya Turkey.


The formation of varicose veins is manifested by the fact that the valves of the veins (veins) of the legs deteriorate and begin to leak back (venous insufficiency). This valve leakage can be mild, moderate and advanced, and the symptoms it causes are also defined as ‘varicose veins’. capillaries that appear in different colors, ranging from thinner than 1 mm to thicker than 3 mm, cause swelling and sock scars that usually increase towards evening hours of the day at the knee and especially at the wrist level. Decoloration, itching and eczema-like conditions that turn red or brown on the lower leg, wounds that do not heal for 2-3 months in the same area are also among the signs. Comfort disorders, such as increased morning-to-evening, manifested in immobility, passing when walking, the need to take the feet out of the duvet or play before going to sleep, are in summary the symptoms of varicose veins.


Excessive heat dilates the veins (veins) on the legs and leads to pain. The throbbing and tenderness increases even more. It is necessary to try to lower the body temperature as much as possible with loose and comfortable clothes made of porous fabrics. Swimming and walking exercises November the calf muscles and help circulation in the legs. In addition to these recommendations, it is also necessary to warn; If you have not been treated for varicose veins, do not stay too long in the sun to tan because your complaints about varicose veins will increase.


One of the most important things that varicose veins patients should pay attention to during the hot summer season is to take care not to get dehydrated because insufficient fluid intake darkens the blood and increases the danger of clots forming in the legs. The table in question also brings with it the risk of pulmonary embolism (a clot in the lung) and can pose a vital problem. That is why those who have varicose veins problems must necessarily perform sufficient fluid consumption in the hot summer setting.


There is no need to wait for the winter months for the treatment in Turkey of varicose veins, which creates extra troubles, especially in the summer. With the developing technologies, the treatments have become much easier than before. It is possible to get rid of varicose veins in a short time with methods that do not require general anesthesia. We can briefly summarize these methods as follows;

In the Superficial Foaming Method (SFM), capillaries with a diameter of 1-3 mm are eliminated by injecting foamy medicine into them with very thin needles. It does not require anesthesia.

Superficial Laser Treatments can be performed painlessly with a new generation of laser devices. it is successful in very thin capillaries with a diameter of 0.5-1 mm and is applied in cases of mild venous insufficiency. It does not require anesthesia.

Ambulatory Phlebectomy (AP) method is applied to thick veins that are thicker than 3 mm and look like spaghetti pasta and is performed without requiring stitches with local anesthesia.

Endovenous Truncal Ablation (EVTA) therapy is used in cases of moderate to advanced venous insufficiency. With the help of a radiofrequency or laser catheter inserted into the vein under local anesthesia, the problem vein contracts and is canceled in an average of 12 minutes with the help of heat. It is ensured that the unhealthy vein that has been deactivated is replaced by healthy veins around it.

In the Chemical Ablation (DGS) method under Doppler, an astringent drug is squeezed into the vein under ultrasound imaging. It is usually used as a complement to the EVTA process in cases of moderate to advanced venous insufficiency. It is applied and completed in about 5 minutes without requiring anesthesia.


Remember that whether you have very thin capillaries on your legs or spaghetti-looking thick veins, the event has not only a cosmetic, but also a medical dimension and there is an underlying vascular disease.

Remember that before starting treatment, a very detailed venous doppler (ultrasound examination of the legs) should be performed, necessarily inpatient and outpatient, and the level of venous insufficiency should be determined.

Mild (Grade 1-2) in superficial or superficial venous insufficiency detected cases Foam Sclerotherapy Laser would be sufficient; Intermediate-Advanced (Grade 3-4), detected in cases of venous insufficiency, the underlying vascular disease is serious and treatment is primarily with the elimination of this problem (e.g. by EVTA) note that you should start.

When you are offered treatment, be sure to ask your doctor in Turkey if the method /tools to be used comply with international quality standards (e.g. FDA approval); the immediate and long-term results of the hospital clinic procedure.


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President of Organ Transplant Center at MedicalPark Hospital Antalya

Turkey's world-renowned organ transplant specialist. Dr. Demirbaş has 104 international publications and 102 national publications.

Physician's Resume:

Born on August 7, 1963 in Çorum, Prof. Dr. Alper Demirbaş has been continuing his work as the President of MedicalPark Antalya Hospital Organ Transplantation Center since 2008.

Prof. who performed the first tissue incompatible kidney transplant in Turkey, the first blood type incompatible kidney transplant, the first kidney-pancreas transplant program and the first cadaveric donor and live donor liver transplant in Antalya. Dr. As of August 2016, Alper Demirbaş has performed 4900 kidney transplants, 500 liver transplants and 95 pancreas transplants.

In addition to being the chairman of 6 national congresses, he has also been an invited speaker at 12 international and 65 national scientific congresses. Dr. Alper Demirbaş was married and the father of 1 girl and 1 boy.


Eczacibasi Medical Award of 2002, Akdeniz University Service Award of 2005, Izder Medical Man of the Year Award of 2006, BÖHAK Medical Man of the Year Award of 2007, Sabah Mediterranean Newspaper Scientist of the Year Award of 2007, ANTIKAD Scientist of the Year Award of 2009, Social Ethics Association Award of 2010, Işık University Medical Man of the Year Award of 2015, VTV Antalya's Brand Value Award of 2015.


Doctor of Medicine Degree Hacettepe University Faculty of Medicine Ankara, General Surgeon Ministry of Health Turkey EKFMG (0-477-343-8), University of Miami School of Medicine Member of Multiple Organ Transplant, ASTS Multiorgan Transplant Scholarship. Lecturer at Kyoto University. Lecturer at University of Essen, Research assistant at the University of Cambridge .

Professional Members:

American Society of Transplant Surgeons, American Transplantation Society Nominated, Middle East and Southern Africa Council Transplantation Society 2007, International Liver Transplantation Association, Turkish Transplantation Association, Turkish Society of Surgery, Turkish Hepatobiliary Surgery Association.


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