Conventional Treatment for Varicose Veins
There is no single method for the treatment of varicose veins, each case involves a clinical examination to identify the type of varicose veins present and guide the decision regarding the optimum treatment strategy. Endovenous ablation techniques have expanded the minimally invasive options for patients requiring treatment for varicose veins.
Surgery is the traditional technique for treating varicose veins and requires a general anaesthetic.
A 3-5cm incision is made in the groin and the connection between the main superficial vein in the thigh and the main deep vein is tied off. The superficial vein is then stripped out through an additional incision on the inside of the knee. In cases where the vein connection behind the knee is the cause of the varicose veins an incision is made here to tie this connection off. Small varicosities below the knee are removed through further incisions (less than 3mm in size) – these are called ‘phlebectomies’ or ‘avulsions’.
Most conventional varicose vein operations are now done as day-case procedures and do not routinely require an overnight hospital stay. However, patients are required to wear support stockings for a week following surgery and a convalescence period of 1 to 2 weeks is usually needed. Complications of varicose vein surgery are generally uncommon but include bleeding, wound infection, nerve damage, deep vein thrombosis and varicose vein recurrence.
New Techniques for the Treatment of Varicose Veins
Several new techniques for varicose veins treatment have been developed over recent years and are offered by Vein Solutions, these are Cyanoacrylate Glue, Laser Therapy – EVLT, Radiofrequency Ablation – VNUS and Foam Sclerotherapy. These techniques avoid the need for a formal incision in the groin and usually do not require general anaesthesia.
Patients have their treatment in the outpatient clinic in less than an hour and are able to return to their normal activities the next day. The long-term results of laser treatment (3 years) in terms of recurrence rates of the varicose veins are comparable with that for conventional surgery.
Treatment Procedure Prices:
** Prices below are starting from prices and may differ based on optimum treatment strategy.
** Interest Free Payments Can Be Arranged.
- Laser – starting from £2000 (per leg)
- Radio Frequency – starting from £2000 (per leg)
- Cyanoacrylate Glue – starting from £2650 (per leg)
- Foam Sclerotherapy – starting from £850 (per leg)
- Pelvic Congestion Syndrome – price on application ( requires pelvic and abdominal ultrasound scan : £381 )
- Multiple Phlebectomies – starting from £500 (per leg)
Face to Face Consultation Prices:
- Consultation with Mr Dimitri – £170
- Ultrasound Scan – one leg £200
- Ultrasound Scan – two legs £300
This will be needed prior to the following procedures:
- Laser Ablation
- Radio Frequency
- Cyanoacrylate Glue
- Foam Sclerotherapy
- Pelvic Congestion Syndrome
Virtual free of charge consultation is available for the following procedures:
- Thread veins – starting price £350 per leg
- Veinwave – starting price £350
- Facial Phlebectomies – starting price £850
- Hand Veins – starting price £1200 per hand
- Breast Veins – starting price £1000
- Vaginal Veins – starting price £1000
Once you have been quoted a treatment price, this is the final price which includes the treatment and follow up consultations.