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How Common Are Varicose Veins?

Many people are affected by vein conditions. But just how common are they?

 

The Bonn Vein Study is one of the largest and most quoted medical studies looking at how common venous disease is. It looked at over 3000 adults: the participants completed a questionnaire, they were examined carefully and they underwent an ultrasound scan. They were allocated into one of 7 classes. C0 being a completely normal assessment with no signs of vein abnormality all the way to C6 which is an open leg ulcer. There are 3 striking findings from this study. … Continue reading »

Super Glue First For The VeinCare Centre – Venaseal™

Yesterday, Mr Robin Windhaber and Dr Haroun Gajraj undertook pioneering varicose vein treatment using the Venaseal™Closure procedure. They were joined by Ian Dunn, international clinical manager at Sapheon, and by Dr Rod Raabe, the founder of the Sapheon Company and inventor of the Venaseal™ Closure system.

As Dr Haroun Gajraj explains, “Robin and I treated two people yesterday and both had very challenging vein problems. The first lady had reflux in all the major saphenous veins in both legs. That means she needed the great and small saphenous veins in both legs dealt with. This is … Continue reading »

Free Leg Veins Scans in Bristol, Dorset, Somerset and Wiltshire

The VeinCare Centre was established in 2002 and next month, we will be celebrating our 10th birthday! To mark this important anniversary, we are extending our offer of FREE LEG VEIN ULTRASOUND SCANS to people in Salisbury, Poole, Taunton, Bristol, Yeovil and Dorchester. In addition, we have a series of open events on Saturday, 22 September and Sunday, 23 September.

A lot has happened in the last 10 years

Haroun Gajraj, FRCS

Haroun Gajraj FRCS

“In 2002, I … Continue reading »