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How Long Do I Need To Wear Stockings After Vein Surgery?

Now that summer is here many people are put off having their varicose vein treatment because they think they might have to wear bandages and stockings for a long time and they may be uncomfortable.

iStock_000003750304MediumSo how long exactly do you have to wear stockings and bandages after varicose vein treatment?

  • Well if you are having the VenaSeal medical glue procedure you don’t need to have any bandages or stockings at all. And there will be no restriction on your activities. So you can get back to life as usual instantly.
  • If you are … Continue reading »

When Can You Get Back to Work After Varicose Veins Surgery?

Time off Work After Vein Surgery

When Can I Get Back to WorkWhen patients are booking their vein treatment they want to know how long they need off work. So they can tell their employer or –  if they have their own business –  so they can make arrangements.

All the treatments we do are under a local anaesthetic and they are on a walk-in walkout basis. So you could get back to work pretty much straight away. But there are a couple of  things you may need to consider.

  1. The first is “how … Continue reading »

When Can You Drive After Leg Vein Surgery?

When Can I Drive After Varicose Vein Surgery?

When Can I Drive After Varicose Vein Surgery?

A question we frequently get asked when people are booking in for their vein treatment is “when can I drive after my vein treatment?”. Well it depends on the treatment that you are having.

Now if you are having the VenaSeal procedure by Sapheon (that’s where we use a medical superglue inside the vein) you can drive yourself straightaway. That means you can drive to the procedure and home or back to work even after … Continue reading »

Consultation and Treatment in One Appointment

“I am coming from a long way away. Can I be seen and treated in one visit?”

Earlier this week we had an enquiry from a patient who lives a very long distance away and she enquired whether  I would see her and treat her in one visit with. Now from a strict medical point of view there is no particular reason why you couldn’t see and treat somebody in one visit. The treatments are local anaesthetic they are extremely safe — serious complications are very rare — and many specialists see no problem with seeing and treating in one visit. … Continue reading »