VNUS treatment for Varicose Veins

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Patients at Spire Manchester Hospital can benefit from one of the most advanced treatments available for varicose veins thanks to the introduction of the VNUS Closure® procedure, which takes just 30-45 minutes.

The VNUS Closure® procedure is a minimally-invasive alternative to the surgical treatments of varicose veins. It is estimated that up to 70% of patients requiring treatment could benefit from this effective and less painful form of treatment.

Almost 1 in 3 adults suffer from varicose veins which, if untreated, can lead to health problems such as poor circulation, eczema and ulcers. The most established method for varicose veins requiring treatment is to surgically remove the veins. Whilst this is effective, it can be painful, is performed under general anaesthetic and can often require an overnight stay in hospital.

VNUS Closure® can be performed as an outpatient procedure under local anaesthetic.  It is generally less painful which promotes faster recovery and a quicker return to normal activity, typically within a day. During treatment, a small incision is made and a special tube placed inside the affected vein. The tube is heated up to seal the vein from within.

An alternative form of treatment, also offered at Spire Manchester Hospital is ultrasound-guided sclerotherapy which involves using a foam to treat affected veins. Whilst this can be performed as an outpatient procedure and is virtually painless, it sometimes requires more than one treatment.

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