Treatments

Compression

Radio Frequency Ablation (RFA)

This is new technology to treat venous disease. This is done under local anaesthesia and patients can go home the same day. No hospital admission is required. Patients can return to normal daily activities by the next day.

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Mechano-Chemical Ablation (Clarivein)

Mechanochemical ablation is another endovenous technique used to treat damaged veins. This is a thin catheter that spins inside the vein irritating the inner lining of the vein wall and it sprays a sclerosant.


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Veneseal

This is the newest kid on the block. It is also an endovenous procedure and boasts little pain, no sclerosant and no need for compression.

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Sclerotherapy

Treatment of these veins is called injection sclerotherapy. This involves injecting a sclerosant into the veins using tiny needles. The sclerosant essentially irritates the vein walls and causes them to stick to one another and prevent flow through the veins.


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Ambulatory Phlebectomy

Surface varicose veins are branches or tributaries of the saphenous system.  Treatment depends on the involvement of the saphenous system and is again individualised.  These veins may be surgically removed by a procedure called ambulatory phlebectomy.

Compression

Compression

Compression stockings are a non-surgical treatment option of venous disease.  These stockings are classed according to the amount of pressure they deliver to the leg.  These stockings are graded, that is, the pressure at the ankle is greater than the pressure at the knee.