What are Varicose Veins?
Varicose veins, also known as varicosities, are thick and dark blue or purple veins that are seen in the lower limbs of patients. They are caused by damaged or poorly functioning valves within the veins. Surgical and nonsurgical procedures are used to treat varicose veins.
How are Varicose Veins treated?
Varicose veins are treated by making patients wear compression stockings, by helping them to lose weight, by sclerotherapy, injecting a chemical into the vein to make it collapse, laser and radiofrequency assisted procedures, phlebectomy procedures, where veins are removed by making small cuts on the surface of the skin and by surgical procedures involving tying or stripping of the varicose veins.
Are Varicose Vein treatments painful?
Minimally invasive treatments for varicose veins are performed after administering local anaesthetic to the treatment area. Surgical varicose vein removal procedures are performed under general anaesthesia. Patients will not feel any pain during the procedures.
When will I recover after Varicose Veins treatments?
It takes about five weeks to completely recover from minimally invasive and surgical varicose vein treatments.
What care is required after Varicose Vein treatments?
Patients should take all prescribed medications correctly. They should wear compression stockings to prevent blood clots. They should not wear tight clothing or high heeled shoes. They should elevate their legs while sitting. They should not smoke or drink alcohol. They should not gain weight after varicose vein treatments. They should avoid strenuous exercise and lifting heavy objects for at least two weeks.
Why visit Pasig City?
Why is Pasig City a popular tourist destination?
Pasig City is the location of the Ortigas Centre Business District and the see of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Pasig. Its Cathedral is as old as the City and dates back to 1573. Pasig City has many large malls and shopping centres, cinemas, food courts and museums. Accommodation options in Pasig City include hotels for all budgets, guest houses and services apartments.
Why is Pasig City an international medical tourism destination?
Pasig City is home to the well-known and well-equipped tertiary hospital, Medical City. Besides this large well-equipped hospital there are many specialist clinics and hospitals that offer services to overseas patients. The clinics and hospitals are accredited by the Philippine Department of Health and international accreditation agencies like the JCI.
How does a medical tourist get to Pasig City from the airport?
The Ninoy Aquino International Airport is not far from Pasig City. There are taxi services taking visitors from the airport to Pasig City. Visitors can get Jeepneys, the local Filipino transport vehicle outside the airport to take them to Pasig City. Most hospitals and clinics offer pickup and drop off services for medical tourists from the airport and local transportation services.
What are the visa requirements for medical tourists to the Philippines?
There are no specific medical tourism visas required for patients. Patients with valid passports and return tickets from the UK, USA, Canada, Australia, Kuwait and a few other countries do not require a visa for staying in the Philippines for up to 21 days. Patients can get details of visa requirements by visiting the website: www.immigration.gov.ph
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