It often surprises people how varicose veins may be removed through tiny incisions. Removing them in this way is called phlebectomy or “avulsions”.
Thank you to my patient who sent me this before / after illustration of her first thread vein treatment once I had removed her varicose veins which had been “feeding” the thread veins.
This small varicose vein behind the knee is treated with foam sclerotherapy.
This lady returned for her 4-week review after this treatment for her varicose veins was carried out under local anaesthetic as an ambulatory procedure.
“I could not believe it (the improvement after surgery). I only took one painkiller. I would say not what you would even call painful – the worst bit was the bandages!”
“I couldn’t be happier. Swelling and pain have gone. I didn’t realise the pain until it was gone. I can now kneel down and play with the grand-kids”.
I am often asked how can one prevent varicose veins?
This lovely lady is pleased with her varicose vein laser surgery (EVLA). This shows the result after just 3 weeks. The procedure was under local anaesthetic with only a few…
Varicose vein removal. Please excuse the photo – so many people want to know what their veins look like when I have removed them that I agreed to make a post showing this!
This lovely lady is pleased with her varicose vein laser surgery (EVLA).