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The Best Treatment for Varicose Veins

Its official and experts agree: endothermal ablation is the best treatment for varicose veins, varicose eczema and leg ulceration.

In the video below, Catharine McGuinness, a vascular specialist at the VeinCare Centre demonstrates the treatment.¬†Over 50% of us will be affected by a vein condition such as varicose veins, varicose eczema or leg ulceration. In most cases, they are caused by a fault in the one-way valves of the superficial veins that lie just under the skin which causes down flow of blood in the wrong direction, a condition called superficial venous reflux. The most commonly affected vein is the Great … Continue reading »

Steam For Varicose Veins

We already have reliable and effective endo-venous thermal ablation techniques for the treatment of superficial venous reflux causing varicose veins. These endo-venous thermal ablation techniques use very fine catheters to heat the vein from the inside to a temperature at which the vein is instantly closed and devitalised. Typically, Laser (EVLT) or Radio-Frequency (VNUS Closure) energy is used. So why do we need another one?

Well, sometimes, the vein to be treated is particularly tortuous (twisty) making it difficult to advance the straight catheter up inside it, or perhaps the vein is very … Continue reading »

NHS Not Providing Adequate Training

Vein Specialists in Training

NHS Not Training Vein Specialists

Varicose Vein Treatment is being rationed by the NHS and many people are finding it very difficult to get their veins assessed and treated.

Between 1998 and 2008, the number of patients with varicose veins treated in the NHS fell by over a third!

One of the consequences of this is that doctors in the NHS are not being adequately trained on how to look after people with thread veins, varicose veins and vein complications such as deep vein … Continue reading »