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Safety and Efficacy of Foam Sclerotherapy

I am very grateful to Philip Coleridge Smith for his assessment of the safety and efficacy of Ultrasound Guided Foam Sclerotherapy. Philip is a world expert on the treatment of varicose veins and he was one of the first specialists to use Ultrasound Guided Foam Sclerotherapy in the UK. He has trained many of the UK’s vein specialists how to perform this technique (including myself, nearly 10 years ago).

Philip Coleridge Smith

Philip is Consultant Vascular Surgeon and Reader in Surgery, UCL Medical … Continue reading »

Foam Sclerotherapy and Stroke – The Facts

Recently, a patient whom I had already treated successfully with a combination of Ultrasound-Guided Foam Sclerotherapy and Phlebectomy told me something that really surprised me.

“My Mother saw a vascular surgeon and she was told that Foam Sclerotherapy is not safe, because it causes stroke, and he recommended that she has surgical stripping of her veins under general anaesthetic.”

Of course, I disagree with this opinion and here are the facts.

The Facts About Foam Sclerotherapy

  1. In a clinical audit in the United Kingdom of 7,027 patients who had undergone 11,537 foam sclerotherapy … Continue reading »