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Treatment Options for Varicose Veins

There are now a number of treatments available to deal with varicose veins, but essentially these fall into three categories:
  • Thermal ablation(radio-frequency ablation/VNUS or laser/EVLT)
  • Chemical ablation (sclerotherapy)
  • Surgical removal (traditional vein stripping)
Which treatment, or combination of treatments, is best for each individual may depend on a number of factors including:
  • Type, size and extent of varicose veins and whether there has been any previous treatment.
  • General health
  • Individual patient preference following discussion of the options with a vascular specialist.
  • Cost of treatment
It is also worth noting that all these treatments carry a risk of complications and recurrence of your varicose veins.  Your consultant will be happy to discuss this with you at your initial consultation and to advise you appropriately.