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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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Dr Nigel Hacking first qualified in Medicine in 1980 from the Middlesex Hospital medical School. After obtaining the MRCP qualification he then underwent his Radiology Training at the Southampton University Hospitals. He was one of the first 3 junior doctors to join the BSIR at its instigation in 1990 and then took up a Consultant post in Southampton in 1991. An extensive Vascular and Non-Vascular Interventional Radiology practice was then developed within the NHS. Dr Nigel Hacking pioneered many advances in Interventional Radiology throughout the 1990’s. He developed a TIPS (Trans jugular Intra Hepatic Shunt) service as well as developing and leading one of the busiest Interventional Oncology group practices in the UK treating many liver, kidney and other tumours with embolisation before expanding the Southampton University Hospital services to add in thermal ablation techniques (Radiofrequency, Microwave ablation as well as Cryoablation) include professional summary; education, qualifications, employment history and a personal biography.
Dr Nigel Hacking retired from the NHS in 2020 to concentrate on his prostate and fibroid embolisation practices in UK and overseas as well as further developing his vascular skills in the venous system.
If you book an initial consultation with Dr Hacking, all your future appointments will be with Dr Hacking.
Occasionally Dr Hacking may open up a list on another day, especially during our busy periods, however, we cannot guarantee appointment dates on every weekday even if a previous appointment was on a different weekday.
If you are unable to attend one of Dr Hacking’s dates and hence wish to switch consultants, you will need to attend and pay for a new consultation with the other consultant prior to any treatment being undertaken. Please take care when choosing which consultant/ date to book.
Please note that due to holidays Dr Hacking may not be available every week.
“Dr David West, a close friend for 30 years has developed a world class treatment for Varicose Veins and once he contacted me about joining his team at my local clinic in Southampton I agreed to supplement my vascular skills and add the management of Varicose Veins to my portfolio. Having performed thousands of vascular procedures over the last 30 years I believe I can bring my experience and expertise to treating varicose veins to a very high standard. Having run embolisation clinics in UK and overseas for about 20 years I enjoy a close and I hope trustworthy relationship with my patients.”