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A Date for Your 2014 Calendar!

MEET THE EXPERTS AT OUR FREE VEINCARE OPEN EVENT
Sunday 2nd March, 2014 in Bristol
10.00am at the Aztec Hotel

The VeinCare Centre holds regular open events for the public. They are a marvellous opportunity to meet the experts and to learn about your vein condition and the latest treatment options.

Past VeinCare Open Events have been very well attended and feedback from those who have come has been extremely positive.

The event will consist of a presentation followed by demonstrations … Continue reading »

Leg Ulcers: 7 Facts You Must Know

Leg ulcers are common — approximately 2% of adults will have a leg ulcer at some stage in their lives. Literally thousands of people develop a leg ulcer each year in the United Kingdom and many of those get more leg ulcers as the years go by. Despite the misery they cause, leg ulcers remain a neglected problem. I am going to tell you the 7 essential facts should you know about leg ulcers.

Venous Leg Ulcer

Venous Leg Ulcer

  1. What is an ulcer? The medical definition … Continue reading »

PROOF – REFLUX IS IMPORTANT

I go on about reflux a lot in my videos, my blogs and when I speak on the subject of veins at meetings. It might sound a little theoretical but I am going to show you the proof that reflux is important.

With the exception of deep vein thrombosis, nearly all leg vein problems are due to reflux. Now, whenever any fluid travels in the wrong direction in the body, the term reflux is used. So for example, if acid comes up in the wrong direction in the chest into the chest, the person is said … Continue reading »

Phlebitis Is A Serious Condition – It Can Cause DVT

Earlier this month I saw a patient who was referred to me by his General Practitioner with phlebitis. His GP had been treating him with antibiotics and if anything, his leg was getting worse.

Now treating phlebitis with antibiotics is simply wrong and I am going to tell you the truth about phlebitis.

What happens in Phlebitis

What happens in Phlebitis

Phlebitis is simply a medical term indicating that there is inflammation in the vein. Most commonly it affects the superficial leg veins and it is associated with … Continue reading »

100 5-STAR TESTIMONIALS

Vein Treatment Testimonials

100 5-star Testimonials

I am proud to announce that I have received ONE HUNDRED FIVE STAR TESTIMONIALS from colleagues and patients for my work treating a range of vein problems. This independent website “I Want Great Care” has been likened to trip advisor for doctors, clinics and hospitals.

It provides a  mechanism for leaving feedback and comments on healthcare services both NHS and private and it helps drive up standards of care.

Testimonials are very important – they represent the experience of real … Continue reading »

Why Veins Come Back After Vein Surgery

I received a very interesting question via the website from a lady called Heather in Dorchester. She said that she had had her veins treated 20 years ago and that they had come back even worse than ever – why was this and could she have anything done about it?

veins recurring (coming back) after vein surgery

Recurrence After Vein Surgery

Well, about 30% of people I see now have already had vein treatment and their veins have recurred. And there are 3 main reasons why this happens Heather.

The first … Continue reading »

Vein Olympics – The Winners are YOU.

The World Vein Congress (the International Union of Phlebologists) is held every four years. It has been likened to “Vein Olympics” and it is the largest gathering of vein specialists in the world. Earlier this week, it was Boston’s turn to host this event and I was privileged to have 2 papers and 2 videos accepted for presentation.

Haroun Gajraj

Dr Haroun Gajraj

My first paper was entitled  “Treatment of bilateral saphenous vein reflux and associated varicose veins in one session under local anaesthetic without sedation: 5 year experience with 12 … Continue reading »

Most Doctors Don’t Know This – Varicose Veins Are A Risk Factor For DVT

 

Well I finally think it’s official — varicose veins are a risk factor for deep vein thrombosis. This something your GP and most vascular specialists do not know.

DSC00018The first significant paper in the medical literature that we had on the subject came in 2000. It was a population based study from Minnesota and it was over a 15 year period and it identified that varicose veins were indeed a significant factor in the development of deep vein thrombosis — in that people with varicose veins had a higher incidence. Last year … Continue reading »

The Most Important Advance in Vein Treatment – Duplex Ultrasound

 

Ultrasound has really revolutionised the way that doctors treat varicose veins and related conditions. We do not use just an ordinary ultrasound machine — the machine that you might be familiar with diagnosing gallstones or looking at pregnant mothers and their babies — this is a special sort of ultrasound called duplex.

DSC00242Now what do I mean by “duplex”? Well the ultrasound builds up a picture of the structures the blood vessels the veins so that we can see it on the screen but then it also superimposes the flow of blood … Continue reading »

October Vein Open Events

OPEN EVENTS
in Dorchester, Yeovil, Poole and Bristol October 2013

The VeinCare Centre holds regular open events for the public. They are a marvelous opportunity to meet the experts and to learn about your vein condition and the latest treatment options.

Past VeinCare Open Events have been very well attended and feedback from those who have come has been extremely positive.

The events will consist of a presentation followed by demonstrations and “Question and Answers”.

Those who attend are eligible for special offers. The meeting lasts about an hour.

Places at these events are completely free and without obligation. Please call 0800 … Continue reading »