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Free Leg Veins Scans in Bristol, Dorset, Somerset and Wiltshire

The VeinCare Centre was established in 2002 and next month, we will be celebrating our 10th birthday! To mark this important anniversary, we are extending our offer of FREE LEG VEIN ULTRASOUND SCANS to people in Salisbury, Poole, Taunton, Bristol, Yeovil and Dorchester. In addition, we have a series of open events on Saturday, 22 September and Sunday, 23 September.

A lot has happened in the last 10 years

Haroun Gajraj, FRCS

Haroun Gajraj FRCS

“In 2002, I … Continue reading »

Vulval and Vaginal Varicose Veins

Varicose veins affecting the vulva and vagina are a particularly embarrassing problem.  In many cases, they arise during pregnancy or after childbirth and multiple pregnancies are the main risk factor for these types of vein.  They are  associated with reflux in the ovarian veins of the pelvis and abdomen which is thought to develop during labour.  The veins may improve after pregnancy, but they may often continue to be a source of discomfort and embarrassment.  When varicose veins of the vulva and vagina are associated with painful periods, pelvic pain, urinary disturbance, bloating or bowel disturbance, the condition is called … Continue reading »

Bristol VeinCare Centre – New Clinic Opens

The VeinCare Centre is pleased to announce a new specialist private vein clinic opening in Bristol, treating varicose veins, thread veins (spider veins) as well as the complications of veins such as varicose eczema, phlebitis (inflammation of the veins), clots and ulcers.

Bristol location of the VeinCare Centre

Litfield House Medical Centre

From October, Dr Haroun Gajraj will consult at Litfield House in Bristol. Litfield House is located in a prestigious part of Clifton in Bristol and it already provides facilities for … Continue reading »

Sapheon Venaseal™ “Superglue” For Varicose Veins

From 1st September 2012, The VeinCare Centre is able to offer the new Venaseal™ or “superglue” treatment by Sapheon to private patients.


Superglue for Veins

Venaseal™ or “superglue” treatment by Sapheon is a unique non-surgical treatment that uses a medical adhesive to safely and effectively treat varicose veins. Unlike other treatments, VenaSeal™ does not require tumescent local anaesthetic around the vein, so there are far fewer injections  than with treatments such as VNUS Closure or … Continue reading »

Foam and the NHS – potential for huge savings

Huge Savings Possible

Foam sclerotherapy could save the NHS £millions. That is the conclusion of a large clinical study carried out in the Netherlands. The findings are reported in the August2012  issue of the British Journal of Surgery. Two hundred and thirty patients were treated by ultrasound guided foam sclerotherapy and  compared with 200 patients who had had their veins treated by surgical stripping. Two years after treatment the improvement in both groups was similar. However, replacing surgery by ultrasound guided foam sclerotherapy … Continue reading »