Advantages of CHIVA!

Reasons why we prefer CHIVA

  1. Have as few relapses as possible and have the long-term international scientific evidence of this. We live longer every decade, 2 years of evidence about recurrence in a person who will live 40 years after the operation is very little. It is known that people who have varicose veins have changes in veins and have a tendency to relapse, but scientific evidence shows that fewer veins are destroyed less recurrence. CHIVA has 10 years of randomized clinical trials most types of treatment have only 2-year results
  2. If possible, preserve the saphenous vein for future use in myocardial revascularization grafts (coronary occlusion and infarction) or limb salvage bridges (if arterial occlusion occurs in the legs).
  3. Maintain natural leg circulation if recurrences, thrombosis, or trauma occur in the future. They create a need for greater drainage.
  4. Procedure that can adapt the treatments to the types and anatomical sites of chronic venous insufficiency.
  5. Preserve the drainage function of the saphenous vein to decrease recurrences of collaterals and spider veins.
  6. Limit the progression of varicose veins in case of a new deep leakage point. (The new leak points are common and there is no way to avoid them until now.)
  7. The lower the procedure and the lower the risk, the better. Local anesthesia is important to maintain the overall risk of low complications and decrease the risk of nerve damage in the procedure.

In our opinion, CHIVA is the procedure that best adapts to this criterion. More information available on scientific resources. 
Presentation in English in Monteviedeo.