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Varicose Vein Treatment in Hospital – Really?

A man I saw recently was told that he needed his veins treated in hospital because although he could have endovenous laser treatment he would need a general anaesthetic. He came to see me for a second opinion. The advice he had been given was in my opinion was complete nonsense. Here’s why and here’s what we were able to do for him at the Veincare centre.

Varicose Veins

Severe Varicose Veins

As you can see from this clinical photograph, Steve had very bad varicose veins and his duplex ultrasound scan showed that he had severe reflux in 4 major veins. There was a lot to do but I was able to treat his reflux and his varicose veins in both legs under local anaesthetic in one visit.

When I saw him for his first follow up appointment six weeks later, the improvement was impressive. His duplex scan confirmed that his reflux had been cured and as you can see from this clinical photograph, the improvement in appearance was also impressive. His legs already felt so much better that he had been jogging for the first time in years. In fact he felt so well only a couple of weeks after his treatment that he had already committed to getting fit and back into shape.

Varicose Veins Treated by Laser

6 weeks after Laser

So if you have been told you must be admitted to hospital for your vein procedure, consider getting a second opinion.

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Now, 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 direct without a referral from your GP on 01935 873951.

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  cannot 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