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Monday, 9 October 2017

Treatment of leg veins. A case study.

Leg veins are a common complaint.  They can be symptomatic and untreated can cause complications such as eczema and leg ulcers.

Unfortunately Varicose Vein treatments are often not available on the NHS. Successful treatments usually require a combination of modalities.

A patient journey starts with a thorough assessment that usually includes a duplex ultrasound scan that we perform in the clinic. It is best to have this scan performed by the treating surgeon. If the scan reveals underlying hidden varicose veins these have to be addressed before treatment of surface veins.

We are grateful for our patient for allowing us to use her photos. She has had endovenous laser therapy, microphlebectomy and sclerotherapy treatments. She is very pleased with her results which will further improve over next few months. She was able to go on a sunny holiday and wear shorts after 20 years. What is remarkable is that modern technology now allows us to treat leg veins without general anaesthesia or hospitalization. This also allows treatments as a day case without prolonged recovery period.
It is a mistake to treat thread veins without making sure there are no hidden veins lurking beneath the surface. Make sure you see a practitioner who can at least use a screening ultrasound to make sure you are treated the right way.

You can find out more information here 

Call us on 0800 0430737 or fill our appointment form to arrange your consultation.





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