New mechanical-chemical technique (MOCA) to treat varicose veins

Written by: Dr. Manel Arrebola López
Published: | Updated: 16/11/2018
Edited by: Patricia Pujante Crespo

Varicose pathology or varices is a common disease in Western societies. In fact, in our country, the incidence can reach 50% of the population, and in some cases, not only an aesthetic problem as it is a health problem that affects our quality of life, good for pain can be generated in cases of prolonged standing or in more severe cases, the complications as ulcers.

Varicose veins are is well established that a hereditary involvement, but there are certain factors that favor its appearance:1. Obesity2. Pregnancy3. Sedentary lifestyle and lack of exercise4. Age

Diagnosis of varicose veins to define venous insufficiency

The evaluation of varicose veins your vascular surgeon and specialist in Angiology and vascular surgery perform a thorough inspection of the superficial venous system. Currently the realization of a doppler is essential to delimit the scope of venous insufficiency. This your have the information necessary to offer the most appropriate treatment for your problem.


How to treat varicose veins

We currently have many techniques for treating varicose veins, which are less invasive, outpatient each time and that will allow the patient to join their daily activities almost immediately. One is the technical or chemical mechanical MOCA. This is a minimally invasive technique, without surgery and without pain.


What is the technique and what results MOCA offers the patient

This is a small catheter is introduced into the inside of the saphenous vein and by a rotational movement of the tip, injures the inner layer of the same. Simultaneously getting a sclerosing agent in the medium term, fibrosis of the vein is instilled.

This technique is performed without any anesthesia or with a minimal amount of local anesthetic. Most patients say that does not hurt. Others just have some moderate discomfort feeling.

Since mid-2010 is being applied this method in both the US and Europe with excellent results.

In principle, the patient can return to resume their daily activities without problem immediately after treatment and may even sport. Yes , you should walk often and wear a compression stocking for 7-10 days after treatment.

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By Dr. Manel Arrebola López
Vascular Surgery

Dr. Arrebola is a renowned specialist in Angiology, Vascular and Endovascular Surgery. With over 15 years of experience, he graduated from the Autonomous University of Barcelona. He completed his training as a specialist in Universitari Joan XXIII Hospital of Tarragona and, after completing it, he has worked in different cities of the Spanish territory. It emphasizes his work at the University Hospital Ntra. Sra. De Valme (Seville) and the University Hospital de la Ribera (Alzira). 10 years is part of Angiology and Vascular Surgery i P. HU La Fe in Valencia. His training has been completed stays at centers of international importance, such as the Barnes Jewish Hospital in St. Louis (MO, USA). He has been a member of the Editorial Board of the journal "European Journal of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery". Member of various professional associations, currently belongs to the Scientific Committee of the Chapter of noninvasive diagnosis of SEACV. He has made several international stays for learning minimally invasive in the treatment of arterial and venous pathology techniques. Complete its activity with teaching assignments in vascular training of residents in other specialties, as well as giving seminars and support practices of medical students linked to the University of Valencia.

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