Do you experience discomfort, swelling and Varicose Veins?
Varicose veins are caused by faulty valves in the vain, which over time can lead to skin problems, such as itching, redness and eczema. If left untreated some patients can even go onto develop leg ulcers as a result of this condition
On the left of the image shows two healthy vein valves and correct blood flow. On the right of the image shows a damaged vein valve with incorrect blood flow
For over 100 years the traditional treatment for varicose veins was the painful process of vein stripping, which is normally carried out under general anaesthesia in operating theatres, and sometimes involves an overnight stay in a hospital bed. This treatment involves the complete removal of the vein and groin incision, it has a prolonged recovery profile with long return to normal activities- especially driving and walking.
Now patients can be treated with the VNUS Closure Procedure, a highly effective alternative to painful vein stripping surgery.
The procedure is recognised by NICE ( The National Institute of Clinical Excellence)
A virtually pain free procedure on a walk-in walk-out basis in around 40 minutes without a general anaesthetic, hospital admission or overnight stay.
The image on the left shows a Disposable catheter inserted into vein, the middle image shows the wein warmed and collapses and the right side image shows the Catheter being withdrawn, closing the vein
The new treatment consists of a radio frequency ‘microwave’ catheter, which is inserted into the vein through a tiny pinhole 2-3mm incision just below the knee using an ultrasound scanner.
Once the catheter is correctly positioned and local anaesthetic is injected, the microwave catheter gently heats the diseased vein sealing it from the inside, effectively closing it down. Blood then finds its way back to the heart through more healthy veins. A surgical stocking is applied and after a short rest the patient simply walks away treated.
Before and After images of Varicose veins treatment in the Tracey Bell Clinic
If you would like to book a consultation with us at the Tracey Bell Clinic, call: 01625613323