Varicose vein treatments
Many of the available treatments for varicose veins treatments are used routinely within the National Health Service (NHS) and have received approval for use by the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE).
If you are considering having your varicose veins treated then you should discuss the available treatments with your laserveins.org specialist and look at the guidance produced for each of the procedures by NICE. Copies of these publications will be available at each of the laserveins.org clinics and are available to download below.
• NICE guidance to the public - Endovenous laser therapy
• NICE guidance to the public - Radiofrequency ablation
• NICE guidance to the public - Ultrasound guided foam sclerotherapy
All of the vascular specialists with laserveins.org are able to offer you all of the available treatment options and will discuss which is most suitable for your varicose veins. It is important that you consider each of the options and choose the varicose vein treatment which suits you and which is most likely to give you the best result.
The following descriptions are included as guidelines as they provide only basic information. They must not be used for any other purpose, each of the treatments will be discussed with you at a consultation by an expert in the field.
These treatments include:
Minimally invasive surgery - Radiofrequency ablation
Ultrasound guided foam sclerotherapy