Varicose Veins Must Be Examined Standing

Recently, I saw a patient with recurrent varicose veins. The patient had had treatment many years before on the NHS and he commented that when he was examined and when the varicose veins were marked, he was asked to lie down. He also commented that after his surgical stripping operation (carried out 10 years ago, incidentally), when the bandages came off, he immediately noticed that most of his varicose veins had NOT been removed.

This is a common description of varicose veins treatment carried out at other clinics. Such an approach leads to inadequate and incomplete assessments. Here’s why.

  1. Varicose veins are caused … Continue reading »

Let’s Talk About Veins – Free Events

Are you interested in knowing more about varicose veins, thread veins and the complications of varicose veins such as phlebitis, varicose eczema and leg ulcers? Do you want to know about the treatment options available for these conditions? Dr Haroun Gajraj will give a talk about Vein Conditions including:

  • Leg Varicose Veins and Spider Veins
  • The Cosmetic Treatment of Leg Veins and Hand Veins
  • The Medical Complications of Varicose Veins
  • Modern Treatment Options such as Endovenous Laser Treatment and Sclerotherapy
  • Treatment under local anaesthetic without surgery on a “walk in, walk out basis”

These Open Events are a marvellous opportunity to … Continue reading »

Ageing Hands: Treatment by Hand Rejuvenation

Our hands are on display 24/7. Unless we wear gloves all the time, they will say a lot about us. Make-up can cover the tell-tale signs of ageing on the face, but disguising ageing signs on the hands is much more difficult. Many people take care of the face with creams and sunscreen, but they often neglect their hands until it is too late. That’s why the hands are often the best indicator of age.

These are the 5 most noticeable signs of the Ageing Hand:

  1. Prominent Veins: as we get older, the collagen in the … Continue reading »

Best Place to Work

The VeinCare Centre at the Melbury Clinic is a proud finalist in the Blackmore Vale Business Awards 2018. 

We have reached the finals in

Best Place to Work

Blackmore Vale Business Awards

 

 

 

 

 

Our team say that the Melbury Clinic at Holt Mill is a fabulous place to work, developing staff confidence and providing training and career development opportunities. The Melbury Clinic VeinCare Centre is a finalist for the Blackmore Vale Business Awards’ category “Best Place to Work.”

This is what Laura Spicer had to say: “I have never woken up and dreaded going to … Continue reading »

Safety during Laser Varicose Vein Treatment

For reasons of safety,  we believe that vein procedures are best carried out under local anaesthetic on a walk-in walk-out basis. By avoiding general anaesthetics and a prolonged recovery period, there is virtually no risk to the heart and breathing and deep vein thrombosis (DVT) is vanishingly rare. This procedure is safe, effective with very low risk.

We also believe that as well as providing treatments that are safe, it is important to look after the comfort of our patients and to reassure them at every stage of the procedure. For these … Continue reading »

Varicose Eczema: 10 Commonest Questions asked and the Answers

Varicose eczema is a serious and common condition and at the VeinCare Centre we frequently get asked questions about it. In this video, I am going to cover the 10 commonest questions we get asked and I will give you our answers.

  1. What is varicose eczema? The term varicose eczema is in fact a misnomer and it is very misleading. This condition is neither an eczema — a skin problem- nor is it caused by varicose veins. The term arose before we fully understood the true nature of the problem. So varicose eczema can develop … Continue reading »

Many Methods of Vein Treatment are Available Now.

Cornelis M.A. Bruijninckx

There a many methods available to treat leg vein conditions. Vein Specialists need to take into account what is available and patients need more information. Today’s guest blog is by Cornelis Bruijninckx – 

“Nowadays there are numerous ways to treat patients with varicose veins. Although most methods are equally effective, they differ greatly at several levels.

They differ at the level of the principle of the treatment: firstly eliminating the reflux in the superficial venous trunks (great and/or small saphenous vein) or firstly removing (or closing) the visible secondary varicose veins? The … Continue reading »

How a Comprehensive Understanding of Your Ultrasound System Will Streamline Your Phlebology Practice

Ultrasound is the eyes of vascular practitioners, facilitating success in every Phlebology practice worldwide. For a vascular technologist, a comprehensive understanding of the ultrasound system will add tremendous value via image optimisation, which allows for complete diagnostic confidence in the ultrasound findings, acquisition of appropriate candidates for intervention, and development of an effective treatment plan.

It is crucial to consider each component of the ultrasound system in order to achieve each of these goals and, ultimately, streamline the Phlebology practice.

A comprehensive understanding of the … Continue reading »

Your Privacy Rights are Changing – GDPR

Your privacy rights are being strengthened on 25th May and our privacy policy has changed in line with new legislation.

GDPRMaintaining the security of your data is a priority at The Melbury Clinic VeinCare Centre, and we are committed to respecting your privacy rights.  We pledge to handle your data fairly and legally at all times. The Melbury Clinic is also dedicated to being transparent about what data we collect about you and how we use it.

The EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is the culmination of four years of efforts … Continue reading »

Leg Ulcer Research – Leg Ulcers Heal More Quickly

A medical study published in the New England Journal of Medicine just a few days’ ago confirms what many vein experts already knew. Early endovenous ablation of superficial venous reflux results in faster healing of venous leg ulcers and more time free from ulcers than deferred endovenous ablation.

This answers the question that many patients ask: “If I have a leg ulcer, should I have my veins treated now, or should I wait until the ulcer is healed?”

You can read the study for yourself in full. But in summary, this is … Continue reading »