I TRAVEL EXTENSIVELY FOR WORK ON MANY LONG-HAUL FLIGHTS, OVER 10 HOURS. HOW LONG AFTER EVLA WOULD I HAVE TO WAIT BEFORE BEING ALLOWED TO TRAVEL AGAIN ON LONG-HAUL FLIGHTS. HOW LONG WOULD I NEED TO WAIT BETWEEN TREATMENTS ON ONE-LEG AND THE OTHER.
In the vast majority of our cases (95%) both legs can be treated in the same appointment. This would be determined when you attend for a consultation. Our commonest treatment is EVLA, for which you would be charged our fixed cost for both legs of £1995 (or £2395 in London).
At your initial consultation the consultant would perform a duplex ultrasound scan which would identify the underlying cause of your varicose veins i.e. whether you have any faulty valves in your legs. The consultant can then discuss with you directly the results of the scan; explaining exactly what the problem is, your treatment options and give you a firm and costed proposed treatment plan.
Unfortunately, we do not recommend you fly long haul (over 4 hours) for at least 4 weeks after having any treatment. Flying short haul is fine.
Question asked by Charles on 18th March 2015.