A Team Approach to Leg Vein Problems
It is no longer acceptable for doctors to work on their own to treat leg vein problems. The days of an NHS Consultant doing a bit of private varicose vein surgery on the side are over. Let me explain.
To get the best results for conditions such as varicose veins, varicose eczema, phlebitis and leg ulcers, it is essential that a team is involved to ensure that the problem is accurately diagnosed with duplex ultrasound, that all the modern treatment options are available such as endo-venous laser, ultrasound guided foam sclerotherapy and that the correct after care is available. This requires a team consisting of highly trained doctors, nurses and vascular sonographers with the right facilities such as the latest ultrasound equipment and treatment equipment.
At the VeinCare Centre, we have spent over 10 years building up our team. Everyone who is involved – right from the person who picks up the phone to make an appointment, to the nurses who care for you to the vein specialist who provides treatment- we all are highly experienced in what we do and most of us have worked together for many years.
The need for this team approach to looking after people with leg vein problems has been highlighted by the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE).
So if you are considering having vein treatment, make sure you are looked after by a multidisciplinary team.
Our team consists of Ros English, Tina McLean, Pam North, Gaynor Hughes, Jane Pearse, Lynne Denner, Nick Lagattolla and Simon Payne. My wife, Jane, and I are the directors.
If you’re worried about your veins and would like a confidential chat please do get in touch. Our advisors are very happy to offer simple advice by telephone or email for free and without obligation. You can call and book an appointment with Nick or Simon direct without a referral from your GP.
The VeinCare Centre also offers a screening assessment with our vascular technologist. For £25 you can have a scan with Wendy Parsons. She is not a doctor and so she could not give you medical advice but she can check your deep veins and your varicose veins and give you an idea of how bad they are. If you would like to have an appointment with Wendy please call 01935 873 951