Wednesday, 24 July 2013

NICE guidance for treatment of Varicose Veins

Endothermal ablation, EVLT or EVLA is considered best treatment for Varicose Veins.  We use the latest 3rd generation lasers for EVLT.
Surgery used to be the most widely used treatment for Varicose Veins but controversy remains about possible drawbacks of vein surgery. Need for general anaesthesia, large incisions and formation of new veins [neo-vascularisation] being some of these. Recently however surgery has waned in popularity. This is due to a move towards less invasive procedures in general and due to emergence of very effective minimally invasive vein treatments such as EVLA and foam sclerotherapy.

NICE guidance news here

EVLT for Varicose Veins Norwich, Norfolk here

Vein treatment photos here

There are new treatments such has clarivein, injectable dyes, glue etc but these do not have the evidence to be considered as treatments of choice. Only lasers and foam sclerotherapy are widely recognised standard treatments at present.

Author Dr Sanjay Gheyi 24 July 2013