What does the consultation involve? The first part of the consultation will be a conversation with a specialist, to determine what your problems are, how they are affecting your life and what your desired outcomes of treatment are. Also, it is important for us to find out about other aspects of your health and lifestyle, because these may influence your treatment options. You will then undergo a physical examination, which is usually brief. The consultant or nurse practitioner will then perform a colour duplex ultrasound scan of both your legs. This scan will identify the underlying cause of your varicose veins, i.e. whether you have any faulty valves. The consultant will exhaustively check all the veins in your legs to identify all possible underlying problems causing your varicose veins. They will then discuss the results of the scan directly with you, explaining exactly what the problem is and which treatments you are suitable for, and they will then outline a proposed treatment plan. We encourage you to ask any questions you may have. Following your consultation, Head Office will send you a consultation report and an exact quote for the treatment agreed.