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No Need To Cover Your Legs Anymore...

The Vein Clinic is a group of consultant vascular surgeons who specialise in vein treatments.

Our specialists are accredited with The Ireland Medical Council and have a particular interest in venous disease. They offer you private treatment for varicose veins, thread veins and facial veins. Included in our ranks are leading experts on vein problems.

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No Need to Cover Your Legs - Expert Treatment of Varicose Veins and Thread Veins
Expert Management of Vein Problems...

The most modern methods of diagnosis and management of vein disorders are used in the Vein Clinic.

Our specialists are recognised by private medical insurance companies for the treatment of symptomatic vein problems. For those not insured we offer affordable packages for all our procedures. Cosmetic treatments are offered at competitive rates.

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Expert Management of Vein Problems - Expert Treatment of Varicose Veins and Thread Veins
Varicose Vein Treatments, Without Surgery...

Ultrasound Guided Foam Sclerotherapy and RF Ablation are modern treatments for for varicose veins which are performed as outpatient procedures.

These allow you to carry on life as normal; there is little or no discomfort and minimal bruising afterwards.

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Varicose Vein Treatments, Without Surgery - Expert Treatment of Varicose Veins and Thread Veins

Medium-Term Results of Ultrasound-Guided Foam Sclerotherapy


The results of surgery for small saphenous varicose vein (SSV) varicosities may be suboptimal in terms of recurrence and complications. The role of minimally invasive alternatives remains incompletely defined. The aim was to review the medium-term outcomes of ultrasound-guided foam sclerotherapy (UGFS) for SSV.


Eighty-six patients (92 legs) undergoing UGFS for SSV were assessed before, and 1, 6 and 12 months after treatment. Outcome measures were occlusion of, and abolition of reflux in, the SSV (technical success), absence of visible varicose veins (clinical success) and improvement in disease-specific health-related quality of life (HRQL) following treatment (Aberdeen Varicose Vein Symptom Severity Score (AVSS)).


The technical and clinical success rates at 12 months were 91 and 93 per cent respectively; only three patients required a second treatment. After treatment of isolated SSV varicosities there was a significant improvement in AVSS, from a median of 19·0 (interquartile range 13·4 26·8) before treatment to 10·2 (4·0 18·3) and 9·7 (3·5 19·1) at 6 and 12 months respectively. The only complication was a popliteal vein thrombosis that required anticoagulation.


UGFS was an effective treatment for SSV, with abolition of reflux and visible varicose veins, and improvement in HRQL for at least 12 months.

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