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Varicose veins are a common problem, affecting up to 1 in 3 adults in their lifetime. They are usually a sign of an underlying venous insufficiency.
Thread veins can appear anywhere on the body but are mostly evidenced on the legs and face. They are more common than varicose veins, affecting up to 80% of adults.
Leg ulcers appear as broken skin in the lower leg or feet. We have been successfully treating venous leg ulcers for over 20 years.
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We just do veins and are the most experienced clinic in Europe. We strive to provide patients with the best possible service in a friendly environment.
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The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) provides national evidence-based guidance and advice to improve health and social care.
The NICE Guidance on how best to manage varicose veins states 3 key recommendations:
In expert experienced hands surgery is in fact never required!
We have been assessing and treating patients in this way since 2003 yet this guidance was only published in 2013 – 10 years later. We were the first company in the UK established specifically to provide Endovenous Laser Ablation.
NICE defines a vascular service as “a team of healthcare professionals who have the skills to undertake a full clinical and duplex ultrasound assessment and provide a full range of treatment.” This is precisely what we have at Veincentre. We, as of April 2020, have a total of 26 vascular consultants with a specific vein interest and 12 specialist nurses supported by an experienced team of managers, healthcare assistants and patient advisers. See the full Veincentre Team. We are careful to appoint a good mix of Consultant Interventional Radiologists and Vascular Surgeons who complement each other’s skills.
Shockingly, some vascular surgeons in other private clinics and NHS trusts are still ignoring this guidance and offering traditional surgery as a first line treatment instead of training in these minimally invasive techniques. If you have been told your veins are too “twisty” for EVLA treatment, please challenge this.