A warm welcome to the Private Institute for Surgery (PCIM) Munich’s Webpage.
Since 1995 I have devoted my work to the treatment of problematic veins and I am extremely passionate about my role as a specialist doctor within this field.
In the years since the foundation of the PICM I have been able to examine and treat more than 20,000 patients and have been able to collect an invaluable wealth of experience. In autumn 2015 I published the first German textbook for specialist doctors on the subject of the incision free treatment of varicose veins, (Endoluninale Varizentherapie” De Gruyter, Berlin 2015).
Since 2005 all treatments undertaken at the PICM are carried out, without exception, incision free and by means of either radio waves, laser or steam. I am delighted to be able to say that I have successfully treated over 9500 patients in this way. This enormous wealth of experience plays an important role in my daily work and is of great comfort to my patients.
My team at the PICM and at the IATROS Clinic (www.iatros-klinik.de) hope that you will find our website useful and we are always available for any further information or questions.
Our prime focus is the well-being of our patients as an individual throughout the duration of their treatment. To review our patient satisfaction reports please refer to the independent website JAMEDA.
Yours faithfully, Dr. Florian J. Netzer
Specialist Surgeon, Head of the PICM
and the Vein Institute, LBPS Clinic London.
If an Institute works only using one or two specific minimally invasive catheter processes (e.g. VENEFIT, CLOSUREFAST, ELVeS radial) then it is rarely possible to successfully eliminate all of the varicose veins. Because:
No single method catheter treatment can be suitable for all of the veins on one leg, (please see below).
BUT there is an ideal treatment for each different type of vein.
THEREFORE all differing treatment methods can be applied accordingly by us, the ideal treatment for each vein, within just one sitting.
+ Highly recommended for saphenous veins (large and small rose veins) which are relatively deep under the skin and run straight.
- Not recommended for all veins lying close to the surface of the skin and bent and winding, disabling the rigid probe to be inserted through.
- Also not recommended for unhealthy connective veins (perforan veins) or reoccurring varicose veins following previous operations on the vein estuaries, (in the groin or knee pit) due to the fixed probe and longer treatment syringe.
From pensioners to world famous actresses, top models, housewives and mothers, from the roofer who must immediately return to work, to a world football star commentating on the World Cup 2 days later, we have treated them all.
A precise treatment can only follow an exact diagnosis-This is defined by the precise localisation of the, often invisible, source of the varicose veins. The treatment of these vein defines the long term success or failure of the procedure.
The most important step in the process of diagnosis is the ultrasound examination of the legs. The quality of this examination defines the quality of the treatment and can only be undertaken by a doctor with years of experience and enough allocated time for each individual patient.
As a general rule, the examination of both legs requires more than half an hour.
This important examination is enhanced by yet further technical investigations, for example the measurement of the blood volume in the leg, both at rest in movement (photoplethysmography) snd thermal imaging.
This is always untaken by a Doctor with at least 15 years of experience and can take anything from 45 minutes up to 2 hours. All findings and results fro mthe examination are digitally and graphically retained.
In their entirety, the results will then be examined by the surgeon and head of clinic, Dr. Netzer, and together with the patient an individually tailored treatment plan will be drawn up.
All results from each and every patient are saved digitally on to a USB stick to enable patients at any given time, and with no password requirement, to consult a second opinion from another doctor.