New Ultrasound guided foam Sclerotherapy service to treat varicose veins

April 2015

Spire Sussex Hospital are pleased to launch a new service available to treat varicose veins, ultrasound guided foam sclerotherapy, under the care of Mr Andrew Sandison, consultant vascular surgeon.

Varicose veins are swollen, twisted veins with faulty non-return valves. Impaired blood flow in these veins causes aching, itching, heaviness and also skin damage such as eczema and even ulceration. Varicose veins do not heal spontaneously and invariably deteriorate over time.

Call us today on 01424 757455 to find out more or book an appointment

Ultrasound guided foam sclerotherapy offers a new alternative to surgery in treating varicose veins. The procedure is carried out in less than one hour under a local anaesthetic in our outpatient department.

Advantages of foam sclerotherapy:

  • Performed under a local anaesthetic 
  • Outpatient procedure, little or no time required off work
  • Minor discomfort during treatment and minimal brusing compared with other surgery
  • Less expensive than varicose vein surgery

If you would like to find out more about foam sclerotherapy you can visit the foam sclerotherapy treatment page or call us on 01424 757455.

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