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Precautions Against Infection After Vein Treatment

Precautions Against Infections

Precautions Against Infections

Infections are a dreaded complication of surgery. Fortunately, modern vein procedures are relatively non invasive and so the risk of infection is very low indeed. Nevertheless, I take the risk of infection very seriously and my team and I regularly update our infection control protocols.

In the last 12 years we have not had a single infection after endovenous thermal procedures for varicose veins. In this video, I will show you the precautions we take against infection.

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NHS Rationing of Varicose Vein Treatment

Last month I treated a lady whose varicose veins had deteriorated over the years to the point where her leg ulcerated. Why couldn’t she get NHS treatment?

Is NHS Rationing Fair?

Is NHS Rationing Fair?

Most of us understand that the NHS is short of money and that not all treatments can be offered. No one for example would suggest that the NHS should remove tattoos or offer liposuction unless there are exceptional circumstances. So why is it that most people can’t get NHS treatment for their veins? Well it is … Continue reading »

Private Vein Treatment – Will My GP Refer Me?

Traditionally, GPs have been happy to refer their patients for private varicose treatment. This doesn’t seem to be the case now. Why?

Do NHS GPs refer Privately?

Do NHS GPs refer Privately?

I think the main reason is that GPs now no longer refer patients with vein problems to the local NHS hospital. So, they no longer know who is their local expert in looking after vein problems. GPs are very busy and my impression is that they simply do not have time to keep up to date with … Continue reading »