Phlebologists specialize in the treatment of vein disorders and issues with the lymphatic system of the lower extremities. At GMS Hospital we offer the services of experienced phlebologists who are trained in the most advanced diagnostic and treatment methods.
Sign up for a consultation with a phlebologist at GMS if you have any of the following symptoms:
It is a mistake to assume that thrombophlebitis or varicose veins occur only in old age. Among the most common diseases of middle-aged people, those related to phlebology are consistently in the top ten. At the same time, a precondition for vein problems in the lower extremities is the failure of the vascular valves and weakening of the vein walls, which depends on a person’s heredity, lifestyle and profession, not his or her age.
Often, visible changes in veins do not fully reflect the patient’s medical condition, and a tiny spider vein may indicate serious problems and the need for surgical treatment. Therefore, if the initial symptoms of a disease have appeared, patients are strongly advised to see a phlebologist. You can arrange for a consultation online or by calling GMS Hospital in Moscow directly.
Phlebologist surgeons at GMS successfully treat all types of diseases and disorders of veins and the lower lymphatic system, of any degree of complexity and at any stage, including:
Vascular problems, especially at advanced stages where veins are dilated, elongated, or nodular, do not respond to conservative treatment, the patient will need to go to surgery. Self-administered treatment is not advised, as it often leads to a worsening of the medical issue. Based on the experience of doctors and testimonials of patients, the earlier you seek medical care for phlebological issues, the less radical the treatment required. You can easily arrange an appointment with a phlebologist at our clinic in Moscow, at a convenient time for you.
Your initial consultation with a phlebologist begins with a discussion of your medical history as well as your specific symptoms and complaints. The doctor will perform an examination with palpation to determine the presence of edema and varicose vein growth. The doctor will then evaluate the color of the skin; identify changes in the form of swelling, redness; look for irritation of the subcutaneous vessels and the presence of dilated and compressed veins; and assess the functionality of the valves and the patency (degree of openness) of deep veins.
For an accurate diagnosis, various instrumental tests may be performed:
Based on the test results, the phlebologist will design a comprehensive treatment plan which may require the involvement of other physicians.
In the surgical treatment of venous disorders, phlebologists use low-impact microsurgical and endovenous techniques. In the phlebology department at GMS, all types of sclerotherapy are performed:
The doctor selects the optimal treatment method on an individual basis for each patient. Phlebologists at GMS Hospital use an integrated approach to surgical treatment in order to achieve a perfect balance between results, reduced trauma, and cosmetic effect. For example, a fragment of the trunk of a damaged vein is removed using cryostripping technology, and a sclerosant is injected into the remaining part.
Operations are often preceded by a course of conservative treatment, with the need for surgery arising if the disease is not diagnosed and treated early enough. The vascular surgeon will recommend surgery only after performing a comprehensive examination of the veins using ultrasound. Vein operations are performed as elective surgery at the GMS department of phlebology; the doctor and the patient will agree on an appropriate date for the procedure. In addition to performing the surgery, the phlebologist will conduct all necessary preoperative work, observe the patient throughout the postoperative period, and design an effective rehabilitation program for a fast and full recovery. Additional procedures can be arranged at a time convenient for the client.
I am writing to you, on behalf of my wife Helen and myself, to thank all the staff of GMS clinic for the help and support you gave us during our stay in Moscow.
Since, I am ashamed that admit that I speak no Russian, I hope that you will be willing to translate this for the members of the GMS staff who do not speak English.
My own doctor seems pleased with the progress I am making. I still have a dressing on one of the wounds where the stitches may have been removed prematurely before I left the clinic but the others are fine and healing well.
Being ill and requiring surgery in another country will always be something of an ordeal, but the calm reassuring atmosphere in the GMS clinic did much to make us feel better about the experience. The administrative staff at reception was kind as well as efficient and their efforts on our behalf are something that we will never forget. We would also like to thank the cooks for the excellent food they prepared. We regret that we did not get the opportunity to meet them but we greatly appreciated their efforts and, after almost a week without normal food, I particularly enjoyed being able to choose from their extensive menu. Please forgive me for not always doing justice to the meals served but it has taken some time for my appetite to return to normal. We would also like to thank the room attendants for serving our meals so well and keeping our room so clean and tidy. Just as important for us, when so far from home, was that they always did so with a gracious smile. We looked forward to their visits and would like to thank them for being so remarkably patient when we tried to talk to them. We would also like to thank the several kind nurses who cared for me so diligently. I do not believe that I could not have enjoyed more attentive nursing anywhere else in the world and will never forget you. The several doctors who attended me at various stages also need to be thanked. I am grateful to them all but hope that they will forgive me for singling out Dr Constantin Dimitri for a particular mention. His patience, as he explained to me so well in English both what was happening to my body following the operation, and what he and the rest of the medical team were doing - and why – was particularly appreciated and helpful to me during my recovery.
Many, many thanks to you all.
I want to thank you all so much for making my stay in hospital so bearable. You are all so professional and dedicated and it was a pleasure to spend time with you all even under those unusual circumstances.
I am now home and being cared for by my family as well as my own doctor so all is as well. Hopefully I will be up and about soon.
Once again, many thanks and suffice to say, I will never forget you and your staff did for me.
Best wishes always.
Many thanks to Dr. Oleg Sergeevich Abramov, who performed a surgery and helped me cure a severe case of odontogenic sinusitis.
Dr. Abramov is extremely competent and polite, a true professional with a rare set of skills. I have already recommended him to a colleague of mine and will recommend again.
Dr Alexey Rykunov, MD
Head of Trauma and Orthopedics department
Global Medical Systems
Greetings from South Africa,
This is a follow up to our recent stay at GMS where my wife Merle Step had a complete Hip replacement by you recently.
She stood up to the return trip to South Africa very well and is able move around with the aid of a walker without difficulty. I took her to our local General Practitioner on Friday, with all your reports and X-Ray plates. He commented that he was very happy with the excellent procedures that you carried out and felt that she was in excellent professional hands while at GMS. He has referred her to an orthopedic surgeon for a final checkup and stitch removal. Also she is to go to Physo for further manipulation.
From both of us we cannot express our gratitude enough for the professional service, helpful administrative as well as nursing staff that attended to our needs while at GMS. We will always look back and always remember the Russian people for their friendly assistance to two complete strangers from another part of the world. In turn Russia will always be in our hearts and we will be good Ambassadors for your great country and federation.
Please pass on our greetings and thanks to a few that I remember by names, if I have left anyone out I apologies.
Irina Boeva Chief Medical Coordinator
Denis Sidorchuk Medical Coordinator
Ronnie Pangilinan Physo
We would like to take this opportunity to wish you every success in your chosen profession and GMS does get global worldwide recognition as an intuition of repute.
Best of luck
Anthony and Merle Step
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