Spire Murrayfield Hospital, Wirral, is pleased to announce the launch of its ClariVein® clinic. This clinic has been specifically set up for the specialised treatment of varicose veins and will be jointly lead by Mr Stephen Blair MS FRCS and Mr Leith Williams Bclin Sci (Hons), MBChB, FRCS, MD, FRCS (GenSurg).
The ClariVein® catheter treats the abnormal feeding vein that is the underlying cause of visible bulging varicose veins
How do I know if I have a vein problem?
Many people have visible abnormal veins. These may be spider veins or bulging varicose veins. Others have complications of vein disease, such as darkened or damaged skin around the ankles, open ankle ulcers, phlebitis or blood clots. Symptoms can include aching, throbbing, swelling or heaviness that is worse at the end of the day.
How is ClariVein® used to treat varicose veins?
ClariVein® is a special catheter with a rotating tip. It is two to three times thinner than the current devices used in radiofrequency and laser treatments.
The ClariVein® catheter treats the abnormal feeding vein that is the underlying cause of visible bulging varicose veins. The procedure with ClariVein® is minimally invasive and takes less than 30 minutes. For full details and related diagrams click here to view the ClariVein® brochure.
What happens if I leave my veins untreated?
Vein disease never gets better. It will only stay the same or get worse. Most people seek treatment to improve symptoms, improve appearance, or to prevent future complications.
Will treatment of my veins require many days away from work and other daily activities?
No. You should be able to resume normal activities immediately after treatment with the ClariVein® catheter.
Is the procedure painful?
No. The ClariVein® catheter is inserted through a needle-sized entrance point. During the treatment of the vein little or no sensation should be felt.
What happens to the blood flow after the diseased vein is closed down (occluded)?
The abnormal vein that was ablated was not functioning correctly prior to treatment. It was the cause of your vein problems. Once the abnormal vein is treated blood is re-routed to your normally functioning veins.
What if I need the vein for bypass surgery later?
Since the treated vein was diseased – weakened and dilated – it could not be used in a bypass procedure.
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