|Patient information||Varicose veins- laser therapy||Chronic venous insufficency -- conventional surgical method|
|Indications and procedures|
During your appointment in our outpatient clinic (Poliklinik) the indication for an operation will be made and you will be given an appointment for this procedure.
It is important that you stop taking blood thinners 5 days prior to your operation. This includes drugs like aspirin, ASS, Godamed and coumadine (marcumar). Paracetamol may be taken as pain killer. Do not change your medication by yourself, but discuss the cessation or change of medication with your treating physician, who prescribed the drug.
On the day of your operation you can expect the following routine procedures:
1. Please arrive 30 minutes prior to your scheduled operation.
2. Go to the front desk of the outpatient clinic (Anmeldung) and ask to be handed your chart. Please also bring proof of your health insurance (e.g. chipcard) as well as a valid referal from your dermatologist or general practioner.
3. With your chart, please go to the waiting area of the OR/Laser unit (Wartezimmer OP/Laser) on the ground floor of the Department of Dermatology and have a seat. No further signing-up is required. One of our OR nurses will attend to you and accompany you into the OR. There, you will be met by the doctor who will perform the procedure.