Varicose Vein Removal

Minimally invasive, non-surgical and highly effective treatments for varicose vein removal . 

Doctor Vein is a medical clinic dedicated to varicose vein removal. We utilise advanced technology to ensure your path to healthier legs is smooth and effective. With our conveniently located clinics in Melbourne, Gippsland and Frankston, equipped with state-of-the-art facilities, you can expect minimal downtime and an exceptional success rate with our vein procedures.

  • Treatments require minimal downtime and have a high success rate. 
  • Leading varicose vein removal centre in Australia.
  • Comprehensive post-treatment support and continued monitoring.

Procedures that works

We offer the latest advances in non-invasive vein removal. You don’t need a hospital stay or general anaesthetics. Our treatments are performed on-site in our modern vein clinic, and you are able to walk out afterwards and resume your day with minimal recovery time, and first-class results.

Treatments offered for varicose vein removal

Sclerotherapy is a non-invasive procedure whereby a medical sclerosant detergent solution is injected into the damaged vein. The veins then dissolve and disappear as the body gradually absorbs them. It’s recommended that following treatment patients wear compression stockings for 5-7 days. A follow-up visit will then be scheduled to review progress and continue the procedure if required. Must people will require a minimum of 3 sclerotherapy treatments for effective vein removal.

Sclerotherapy is considered an effective treatment for the removal of spider veins and varicose veins. To determine whether a patient is likely to benefit from sclerotherapy, the site of the defective vein as well as the venous drainage pattern is first identified using special ultrasound techniques during an initial consultation.

As sclerotherapy utilises very fine needles, there is minimal to no discomfort throughout the procedure, depending on the patient’s individual pain threshold. As no surgery is required, recovery time is quick, allowing patients to return to their normal daily activities straight away.

Varicose vein removal - endovenous laser ablation

Endovenous laser ablation (EVLA) represents the latest advancement in minimally invasive procedures for varicose vein removal, particularly targeting larger and deeper problem veins. In the past, dealing with sizable varicose veins required a surgical approach known as “stripping,” which was often painful and fraught with numerous complications. 

Furthermore, the recurrence rates of varicose veins within 2 to 5 years after surgery were approximately 50%. This meant that half of the treated veins would reappear within that timeframe. 

EVLA has transformed vein removal by replacing conventional surgery with a minimally invasive laser technology approach. This varicose vein removal procedure is conveniently conducted in our clinic, requiring no downtime. During an EVLA session, a fine laser fibre is inserted into the affected vein under local anesthesia, so the patient does not feel any pain. 

The laser fibre emits controlled bursts of energy in the form of heat, causing the varicose vein to collapse and disintegrate. Once the vein is sealed, blood is immediately redirected to a healthier neighbouring vein. Post-treatment, we apply snug yet comfortable compression stockings.

Since EVLA is a walk-in, walk-out procedure, you can leave the clinic and resume your regular work or daily routine. This approach is safe and associated with significantly lower complications when compared to traditional surgery. It is complemented with ultrasound-guided sclerotherapy or a phlebectomy at a later date. The success rate for vein closure with EVLAs is impressively high, reaching up to 99.8%.

Varicose vein removal - ultrasound guided sclerotherapy

Ultrasound-guided sclerotherapy (UGS) is an advanced ultrasound technique that allows us to pinpoint hidden problem veins, often considered the “root” cause of varicose veins. This advancement has made varicose vein removal more efficient and reduced the likelihood of recurrence.

UGS is an in-depth approach capable of resolving even the most complex varicose vein cases and is frequently combined with treatments such as Endovenous Laser Ablation and Phlebectomy.

UGS utilises duplex ultrasound to map out the affected areas. Subsequently, under the guidance of state-of-the-art ultrasound technology, the doctor injects the sclerosant with exceptional precision, leading to irritation and subsequent hardening and breakdown of the inner vein walls.

Depending on the severity, certain veins may require multiple injections along their entire length to ensure complete closure. The needles used are very small and well tolerated by patients. 

Varicose vein removal - Phlebectomy

A Phlebectomy, pronounced as “flee-bek-tomy,” is a minor surgical procedure designed to remove superficial varicose veins on the leg’s surface through small incisions. 

Phlebectomy stands out as one of the most effective methods for complete varicose vein removal, with no scarring and a remarkably swift recovery. The entire procedure is carried out under local anesthesia, allowing patients to resume their daily activities after the procedure is completed.

The process begins with a duplex ultrasound to confirm and mark the locations of the superficial leg veins. Subsequently, our doctor administers local anesthesia around the targeted veins, guided by advanced ultrasound technology. Small, 1 mm incisions are then made. Through these tiny entry points, we gently extract the protruding veins.

The veins are easily removed, without the need for sutures. Subsequently, we apply small adhesive steri-strips and provide comfortable compression stockings for the treated leg. We encourage patients to engage in walking shortly after the procedure. In no time, you can return to your regular activities, now with more aesthetically pleasing and healthier legs.

 

Varicose vein removal - vein glue treatment

Glue or Cyanoacrylate are specialised “super glues” used for closing varicose veins, with remarkable effectiveness and safety for treating abnormal veins.

The approach is straightforward: upon contact with the vein wall, the glue triggers an immediate fusion, sealing the problem vein and gradually dissipating over time. In Australia, several glues are available for this purpose, including Venaseal and Venablock. Both can be administered via catheter-guided techniques, and Venablock can also be directly injected under ultrasound guidance.

The procedure involves ultrasound guidance to target the vein. Subsequently, a unique glue is catheterised and introduced into the vein through a small needle. Applying gentle pressure, we ensure the vein walls adhere together. Lastly, we confirm the vein’s closure with a duplex ultrasound scan.

This approach offers numerous advantages. It necessitates only minimal local anesthesia, making it a convenient “walk-in, walk-out” procedure with no hospitalisation or general anesthesia required. It is generally well-tolerated by most patients and entails minimal to no downtime, enabling an immediate return to your daily routine.

Dr Param will get you back on the beach

Getting started

If you’d like to know more about treatment, you can call our team directly via email or phone. 

If you’re ready to get started, no referral from your GP is needed. Simply call and book a time for your initial consultation with Dr Param. 

To arrange a consultation with our qualified doctor, contact our team on (03) 9781 0646 or email us at reception@doctorvein.com.au.

 

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