Africa & Europe
Venous insufficiency is a disorder in the blood flowing back to the heart, specifically in the veins of the lower limbs. Is concerned, the saphenous vein, a small vein belonging to the superficial, subcutaneous venous network of the lower limbs.
The deficient circulation and stagnation of the blood lead to heaviness and pain. Depending on the degree of severity of the disease, varicose veins, edema, ulcers, or even thromboses may occur. The disease has a negative impact on the quality of life: 20 to 25% of women and 10 to 15% of men suffer from "visible" varicose veins.
TVC Medical uses non-invasive surgical procedures to treat leg ulcers that result from venous insufficiency in the lower limbs. Formerly, the vein was removed by picking. Currently, it is left in place and decommissioned by cauterization. This intervention is conducted either by foam injection in the vein or by in situ destruction of its lumen by means of a heat source. Among the various techniques available, our preference goes to radio frequency.
"Thanks to endovenous radiofrequency surgery, varicose vein and venous ulcer healing can be achieved within 4 to 6 weeks. Practiced under local anesthesia, this surgery targets, in the case of varicose veins, the tissue of the saphenous vein cell wall.
Our teams master this technique perfectly, as it is a proven and safe intervention. Introduced in South Africa but relatively expensive, we are now working to make it accessible at reasonable cost in sub-Saharan countries."
Dr Benjamin TATETE,
Vascular Surgeon and Phlebologist
A center of excellence
In June 2016, we decided to create in Central Africa a center of excellence for the treatment of venous insufficiency. This regional hub allows the patient base to access quality care locally. Its organization includes a state-of-the-art surgical team and a network in charge of the prevention and detection of the disease. Qualified follow-up in wound care nursing is also assured. Please find here a twenty minute presentation in lingala about the activities in the center.