20 February 2018
Laser Ablation: Minimally Invasive Varicose Vein Treatment
Varicose veins are common. Over 28 million people in the UK under forty have vein problems in their legs.
Many people are concerned about the unsightly nature of varicose veins but most are also symptomatic.
Aching during the day or at night, itching and throbbing are common. Thankfully varicose eczema, lipodermatosclerosis and ulceration are rare in comparison.
In recent years treatment has progressed rapidly. Open surgery with groin disconnection and stripping are a thing of the past in all modern centres. In it's place, minimally invasive treatments are the norm - being spearheaded by Endovenous Laser Ablation (EVLA).
EVLA uses laser technology to seal the long or short saphenous vein. Access is through a 3 mm incision, no bigger than incisions used for phlebectomy. The procedure is carried out as a daycase, walk in and walk out, under local or general anaesthesia.
Recovery time is short with a high degree of patient satisfaction and minimal recurrence rate.
Professor Tim Magee leads the Varicose Vein Service at Spire Dunedin Hospital, he has been a Consultant for 22 years and is an expert in all aspects of venous and arterial disease.
Free mini consultations are available. The cost of single leg varicose vein treatment starts at £1,150.
For more information call 0118 9553 563.