Varicose Vein Treatment at Nuffield Grosvenor Hospital

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Varicose veins are enlarged, twisted veins that typically appear on the legs and feet due to increased blood pressure. They can cause discomfort, swelling, and cosmetic concerns. Timely and effectively treating varicose veins is crucial to prevent complications such as ulcers, bleeding, and thrombophlebitis. Nuffield Grosvenor Hospital is renowned for its expertise in varicose vein treatment, offering a range of advanced, minimally invasive procedures. With a dedicated team of specialists from Vein Solutions and state-of-the-art facilities, the hospital provides personalised care to ensure optimal patient outcomes.


Treatment Options at Nuffield Grosvenor Hospital

At Nuffield Grosvenor Hospital, the treatment philosophy centres on providing comprehensive and personalised care tailored to each patient’s unique needs. The hospital emphasises patient education, ensuring individuals understand their condition and the available treatment options. The goal is to improve varicose veins’ physical and aesthetic aspects while minimising discomfort and downtime.

Nuffield Grosvenor Hospital is dedicated to utilising the latest minimally invasive techniques for varicose vein treatment. These advanced procedures, including Endovenous Laser Treatment (EVLT), Radiofrequency Ablation (RFA), and Sclerotherapy, offer significant benefits such as reduced pain, shorter recovery times, and minimal scarring. By prioritising minimally invasive methods, the hospital aims to provide effective and efficient treatment options that allow patients to return to normal activities as quickly as possible.

Varicose Vein Treatment at Nuffield Grosvenor Hospital - Vein Solutions


Minimally Invasive Treatments


  • Endovenous Laser Treatment (EVLT)

EVLT involves inserting a laser fibre into the affected vein, which emits energy to seal the vein shut. This is done under local anaesthesia and guided by ultrasound.

EVLT is highly effective, with a success rate of over 95%. It offers minimal pain, quick recovery, and excellent cosmetic results.

  • Radiofrequency Ablation (RFA)

RFA uses radiofrequency energy to heat and close off varicose veins. A catheter is inserted into the vein, delivering energy to collapse the vein wall.

RFA provides significant symptom relief, a high success rate, and minimal post-procedure discomfort. Recovery is swift, with most patients resuming normal activities within a few days.

  • Foam Sclerotherapy

Foam sclerotherapy involves injecting a foamy solution into the vein, causing it to close. Traditional sclerotherapy uses a liquid solution. Foam is more effective for more prominent veins, while liquid is for smaller veins.

The solution is injected into the vein, causing it to collapse and be reabsorbed by the body. Recovery is quick, with minor side effects such as bruising or swelling.

  • Cyanoacrylate Glue

This cutting-edge treatment uses medical-grade adhesive to close varicose veins.

A small amount of glue is injected into the vein, sealing it shut. This procedure requires no anaesthesia and has a high success rate. Patients experience minimal discomfort and can return to normal activities almost immediately.


Consultation and Diagnosis

Patients meet with Mr. Sameh K Dimitri, a highly experienced vascular surgeon, during the initial consultation. Mr. Dimitri holds multiple qualifications (MB BCh, MSc, FRCS (Eng), FRCS (Edin), Endovascular Diploma) and has extensive training in vascular surgery from the Mersey region (Wirral, Liverpool, and Chester). He specialises in minimally invasive treatments for venous disease and has trained numerous consultants in these advanced techniques. Notably, Mr Dimitri was the only UK consultant approved to train other surgeons in cyanoacrylate glue treatment by Sapheon before its acquisition by Medtronic.

Accurate diagnosis is required for effective varicose vein treatment. A precise understanding of the vein condition allows for selecting the most appropriate treatment method, ensuring optimal results and minimising the risk of complications.

At Nuffield Grosvenor Hospital, advanced diagnostic tools are employed to assess varicose veins. Ultrasound imaging is a primary technique used to visualise vein structure and function, identifying problematic veins precisely. This non-invasive method provides detailed images, ensuring accurate diagnosis and treatment planning.


Patient Experience at Nuffield Grosvenor Hospital

At Nuffield Grosvenor Hospital, each patient receives a tailored treatment plan to address their specific condition and needs. The medical team collaborates closely with patients to develop a comprehensive plan that ensures the best possible outcomes.

The hospital prides itself on offering exceptional patient care and support. Patients receive continuous support from the initial consultation to post-treatment follow-up, ensuring a comfortable and reassuring experience. The hospital’s commitment to high-quality care is reflected in every aspect of the patient journey.

Following varicose vein treatment, patients are provided with detailed post-procedure care instructions. These may include wearing compression stockings, keeping the treated leg elevated, avoiding strenuous activities, and taking prescribed medications to manage pain and prevent infections.

Follow-Up Appointments
Regular follow-up appointments are crucial to monitoring the healing process and ensuring the treatment’s success. These visits allow the medical team to assess progress, address any concerns, and make necessary adjustments to the aftercare plan.

Smooth Recovery
To facilitate a smooth recovery, patients are advised to stay hydrated, maintain a healthy diet, and engage in light physical activities like walking to promote blood circulation. It’s also essential to follow all medical advice and promptly report any unusual symptoms or complications to the healthcare provider.


Vein Solutions at Nuffield Grosvenor Hospital

Vein Solutions at Nuffield Grosvenor Hospital boasts a highly skilled medical team led by Mr Sameh Dimitri, an experienced vascular surgeon renowned for his expertise in minimally invasive treatments for venous disease. His dedication to excellence ensures patients receive the highest quality care.

The hospital has state-of-the-art facilities, enabling advanced diagnostic and treatment options. The modern infrastructure supports various varicose vein treatments, ensuring effective and efficient care.

Nuffield Grosvenor Hospital prioritises patient safety and comfort. The hospital’s staff is committed to providing a reassuring and supportive environment from the initial consultation to post-treatment care. This commitment to excellence ensures patients receive the best possible outcomes in a comfortable and safe setting.


Treatment Locations with Veins Solutions

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