The procedure takes around 45-60 minutes, but this depends on which of the three different treatment techniques is used–Endovenous Laser Ablation (EVLA), Radiofrequency VNUS Closure, or Vein Avulsion. Vein Avulsion treatment can take longer than the other two.
• Endovenous Laser Ablation (EVLA) uses laser light to seal the vein from the inside. • Radiofrequency VNUS Closure is similar to EVLA but uses heat instead of a laser to seal the vein from the inside. • Vein Avulsion removes the vein by making a small incision into the skin and removing the vein using a surgical hook.
During your consultation, a review of your past and present medical history is discussed. The Consultant or nurse will choose the pre-operative tests considered to be appropriate, most of which are typically routine blood tests. If necessary, the medical team may request further tests, before treatment commences.
One of our highly qualified consultant vascular surgeons will carry out the varicose vein removal procedure.
The procedure generally involves a local anaesthetic to minimise any pain.
Slight discomfort is normal. We should point out that pain thresholds vary from patient to patient. It is common to experience bruising and swelling in the early post operative period, this is entirely normal and will settle down naturally.
Following varicose vein removal treatment, most patients can walk and be discharged on the same day as their treatment and are able to continue normal activities. A follow up appointment with the Nurse and Surgeon/Consultant is advised.
We at Transform, work to ensure that we minimise the risks involved. Removing veins is a safe procedure.