VARICOSE VEINS

Stages Of Development Of Vein Disease
Varicose Veins

Varicose veins are bulging, often painful veins that may affect the legs of people at all ages. They are a result of venous hypertension from poorly functioning valves and left untreated can lead to skin pigmentation, eczema and ulcers in the legs and ankles over time. They may also cause clots to form in the veins of the legs that sometimes have serious consequences like clots migrating to the heart and lungs.

Treatment of these veins requires an accurate diagnosis of the location, size and networks of the diseased veins – a form of vein map. This will guide your doctor to discuss and choose the most appropriate treatment for you. Inaccurate mapping leads to incomplete treatments and recurrences of the condition can occur. Our state-of –the-art non-invasive vascular diagnostic laboratory at Gleneagles Hospital together with our highly experienced Board accredited vascular sonographers will ensure that the assessment is as comprehensive as possible.

Most treatments are minimally invasive and done as Day surgery procedures, and some can be done as out-patient procedures too in our Gleneagles Hospital Vascular clinic. We offer the full range of procedures for varicose veins including ultra-sound guided injection and foam sclerotherapy, laser and radiofrequency ablations and glue closure for veins.

Venous glue ablation for varicose veins

Venous glue ablation for varicose veins

For a consultation about varicose veins and vein disorders, contact us.

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