The old method of treatment of varicose veins was via “stripping”. This is when two incisions were made, one near the groin and another below knee and the vein was removed like a stocking. This way was prone to bleeding, pain, required bandages to be applied, general anaesthetic for the procedure and often the vein returned, known as recurrence.
At Doctor Vein, the vein is destroyed whilst still in your leg, without having to undergo major surgery and general anaesthetic. Patients are able to walk in for the procedure and walk out straight after. The outcomes are excellent and patients can go back to daily activities almost immediately. Below are some of the procedures offered at Doctor Vein.
EVLA has fast become the gold standard for the treatment for deeper veins that are not functioning. A laser fibre is inserted into the diseased superficial segment under local anaesthetic and ultrasound guidance. The laser is then switched on and destroys the vein from the inside out.
A new and advanced treatment of large abnormal veins that uses medical grade glue, injected through ultrasound guidance to reach complex and previously hard to treat veins. This treatment can be used for selected patients who fit the criteria. Medicare rebates can be claimed for procedures done using Glue.
Removal of larger distorted varicose veins through micro incisions. Safe and effective outpatient procedure used to physically remove bulging varicose veins. This procedure is performed to get the best cosmetic result. It is done under local anaesthetic and involves removing sections of bulging veins.
Medically approved solution is injected under guidance of ultrasound into veins that are deeper and not visible on the surface. Ultrasound guidance allows for accuracy and ensures targeted veins are treated more effectively. This option is not as effective as EVLA for larger veins.
This involves injection of a medical solution through a tiny needle into the diseased vein to cause the vein wall to collapse. The veins dissolve and disappear as the body gradually absorbs them. As a result of using fine needles there is minimal to no discomfort. This is often done for spider veins that are tiny and on the surface.