How can I help with Varicose Vein Removal?
I am a consultant surgeon and have been performing varicose vein surgery for over 30 years. My experience and expertise are vast, and I utilise ultrasound scanning to investigate and manage varicose veins. Local anaesthesia is used during the surgery.
I prioritise care and focus on the individual patient to ensure that their experience is positive from consultation to recovery.
Varicose vein treatment is a minimally invasive procedure performed under local anaesthesia. I use ultrasound to investigate and map the affected veins and carefully remove each damaged vein. I pride myself on my ability to treat varicose veins quickly, safely and effectively.
Find out how I can help
If you’d like to find out more about how I can help with Varicose Vein Removal then an initial consultation can be arranged at your convenience.
What is Varicose Vein Removal?
Varicose veins are enlarged veins that can be dark blue or purple. They are often lumpy, bulging, and twisted. Varicose veins develop when the valves in the veins become damaged or weakened. This allows blood to flow backwards and pool in the vein, causing it to enlarge.
New varicose veins can appear due to specific events such as during pregnancy, and they are also more common as we age.
What does the treatment for Varicose Vein Removal involve?
To summarise my treatment process:
- Comprehensive assessment of existing varicose veins, including colour duplex ultrasound scan
- If suitable – premedication, including a mild sedative
- Mark the affected veins
- Administer local anaesthetic
- Incisions to remove the surface veins (phlebectomy) and superficial veins
- Deeper feeding veins are sealed with a laser or treated with foam
- Home – gentle walking advised
- I advise patients to wear compression stockings for two weeks to encourage blood flow and to avoid deep vein thrombosis and blood clots
Recovery from Varicose Vein Removal
Most patients report excellent results following varicose vein surgery. There is usually some bruising and swelling, but this will resolve over time. I advise patients to take it easy for the first few days and wear a compression stocking for two weeks. The compression stocking helps to increase blood flow and prevents deep vein thrombosis and blood clots.
Recovery takes time, but the results are worth it. If you are considering varicose vein surgery, please book a consultation with me to discuss your options.
If you have previously undergone varicose vein treatment but developed recurrence I can also help.
What you can expect from Varicose Vein Removal
Most patients experience minimal discomfort following surgery. My treatment for varicose veins has been developed over many years and is designed to be as effective and comfortable as possible for the patient. I offer personalised treatment and care for each individual.
The Horndean Clinic
Our friendly team is based in the Horndean Clinic in Waterlooville near Portsmouth, UK. It’s wheelchair accessible and we adhere to current COVID-19 regulations. We look forward to welcoming you to the clinic after you have booked your consultation.
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