Treatments

To get the best results venous problems are best undertaken by a vascular expert who has experience and access to the many investigations and treatment modalities now available. Outlined are the different ways of treating different venous problems. Click on the one you are interested in.

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Varicose
vein surgery


Surgiclal treatment for varicose veins is well established and has been improving over many years. It is now usually undertaken as a day case, with you…


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Endovenous
laser


This procedure aims at removing the superficial veins by cauterising them. Usually the actual varicosities have to be removed separately.


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Radiofrequency
ablation


A high frequency electrical current heats the vein until it closes. The vein is first identified and with ultrasound and the probe passed up to where the superficial…


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Varicose vein
avulsions


This is the removal of obvious varicosities from your leg and is sometimes called Phebectomies. The leg varicose veins are first be marked with you standing…


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Non-surgical treatment
of varicose veins


There are several different ways of treating your varicose veins and invasive interventions are not always what you may want or need.


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Thread vein
Sclerotherapy


This treatment is rarely available on the NHS and is undertaken by several specialists including nurses and other therapists. It is wise to consult a vein…


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Thread Vein
Skin Laser


Laser therapy is used to treat thread veins less than a millimetre in diameter. Pulses of laser at 595 to 600 nm cause the blood in the vein to coagulate and so destroy…


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Leg ulcer
management


Treatment requires expert nursing care and consists of getting the wound clean and then stimulating skin to cover the wound as well as treating the underlying…


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Common venous
investigations


There are several tests that can be undertaken to get more information about your veins. The most common one is a duplex ultrasound scan which can detect…


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Daryll Baker is a Consultant Vascular Surgeon at the Royal Free Hospital London and Clinical Lead for North Central Region Vascular Services.

He read Medicine at Oxford University and trained in Vascular Surgery in Nottingham, London and Edinburgh. He obtained his research PhD from the University of Wales.

Contact

Wellington Hospital
34 Circus Road
London
NW8 9SG

020 7722 7370

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