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Phlebitis: 7 Things Your Doctor Should Know

Phlebitis is a term that is used by doctors and the public and there are many important facts that you and your doctor should know. Here are 7 important facts that even many doctors get wrong.

  1. Phlebitis is not caused by an infection and antibiotics are not necessary. Recently reviews in the medical literature suggest that antibiotic are frequently prescribed for phlebitis. Not only is this ineffective, but costs our healthcare system and may complications such as diarrhoea and my contribute to antibiotic resistance.
  2. Phlebitis most commonly affects the leg veins and it causes swelling, tenderness and redness along the … Continue reading »

I am Pregnant – Can I Have My Varicose Veins Treated?

Varicose Veins can appear for the first time in pregnancy and may become so painful that pregnant mothers seek varicose vein treatment. So can varicose veins be treated safely during pregnancy?

I am pregnant - can I have my varicose veins treated-001In general, varicose veins should not be treated during pregnancy and there are 4 main reasons.

-1) Increased risk of DVT and PE. Pregnancy is a period in which there is an increased risk of deep vein thrombosis (DVT) and pulmonary embolism. Compared women who are not pregnant, the risk of venous … Continue reading »

Varicose Veins Treatments and Golf – More in Common than You Think!

Being able to expertly and skillfully treat varicose veins, thread veins and their complications takes constant practice. This week, my colleague Zola Mzimba makes the point very nicely.

<<What do the treatment of varicose veins and golf have in common??

“It’s a funny thing. The more I practice the luckier I get”

These are the famous words of Arnold Palmer. This premise is true … Continue reading »

I Can’t Believe It! My legs Are Like New After Varicose Veins Treatment

Painful Varicose Veins

June Cox has had an amazing result from her varicose veins treatment. June, who lives in Bournemouth in Dorset, initially saw me at my clinic in Poole. From an early age she had developed varicose veins in both legs which deteriorated when she started a family and became pregnant. Over the years they got worse causing her pain, discomfort, swelling and a “fidgety” sensation. Unfortunately, her GP couldn’t help her. Treatment for her varicose veins was not … Continue reading »

First To Offer Venaseal™ in The South West

Today, The VeinCare Centre was fully accredited by Sapheon Inc as a surgical facility to provide the Venaseal™Closure procedure. My team and I treated Martin Dare  by Venaseal™ and he is the very first person in the South West to benefit from this revolutionary nonsurgical treatment for superficial venous reflux. Martin’s procedure was performed under local anaesthetic in just 22 minutes and he was kind enough to allow me to photograph him leaving The VeinCare Centre 20 minutes after the “Super Glue” procedure had been completed.

[caption id=”attachment_1944″ align=”aligncenter” width=”300″ caption=”Martin Dare surrounded by The VeinCare Centre … Continue reading »

Dr Gajraj presents Annette with a charitable donation

 

This autumn, the VeinCare Centre held a series of open events for the public and local GPs to raise awareness about varicose veins, thread veins and the complications of veins as well as the work we do for people troubled by these common vein problems. These educational events around Somerset, Dorset and Wiltshire were a great success and they were very well attended. In addition, they raised charitable funds for Dorset and Somerset Air Ambulance and I was delighted to present Annette Plaistow-Trapaud (Fund Raising Coordinator for DSSA) with a cheque for £400.

Dorset … Continue reading »

VeinCare Open Events Prize Winner

Last month, the VeinCare Centre held a series of open events in Somerset, Dorset and Wiltshire to promote the work that I do and the sorts of vein conditions my team and I can treat.

All those who attended received a complimentary pair of Sigvaris medical socks and they were entered into a free prize draw for varicose vein and thread vein treatment worth £2000. Well, I am delighted to announce that Penny Roccatagliata’s name was pulled out of the hat and it gave me great pleasure to present … Continue reading »