Varicose Vein Outpatient Treatment
First Class Treatments
Modern technology allows Dr David Orsbourn to offer varicose vein outpatient treatment. Ultrasound Guided Foam Sclerotherapy (UGS), Venaseal Glue, and minimally invasive Endovenous Laser Ablation (EVLA). All allow you to return to normal activities almost straight away. We offer treatments in Nelson and Marlborough. Treatments ‘close’ the malfunctioning veins, solving the problem without harm to the circulatory system; blood flow is rerouted to the surrounding healthy veins.
Ultrasound-Guided Foam Sclerotherapy (UGS)
For Ultrasound-Guided Foam Sclerotherapy (UGS), we use specialist ultrasound equipment to guide injections of sclerosants. This procedure permanently closes the vein.
The treatment is virtually painless, so requires no anaesthesia and takes just an hour. UGS can be less effective on larger veins, leading to a higher recurrence rate.
Endovenous Laser Ablation
Endovenous Laser Ablation (EVLA) uses targeted laser energy to seal the vein shut. After administration of local anaesthetic, we insert a needle, then feed a laser fibre up through the needle into the vein. Once in position and after further local anaesthetic, the fibre with its laser light is slowly withdrawn. This process shrinks and seals off the vein.
This treatment takes approximately an hour and has a 99% success rate (even after five years, and the studies are now out to 15 years).
Additionally, it offers immediate relief from physical symptoms. The benefit of EVLA is that it is a ‘walk-in, walk-out’ procedure. Most patients say (after initial normal trepidation), “I don’t know what I was worried about!”
The VenaSeal closure system uses a proprietary medical adhesive delivered endovenously, treating and closing varicose veins.
While it may not be suitable for every client (we have some restrictions, especially in those patients with allergies), if this solution is appropriate for you, it does have a couple of advantages not found with other varicose vein treatments.
Unlike other varicose vein treatments, using the VenaSeal closure system means that there is no requirement to wear compression stockings following your procedure.
If this treatment is suitable for you, it may please you to know there are no restrictions on travel; you can hop on a plane immediately after treatment.
You will need fewer injections as no tumescent anaesthesia is necessary.