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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

The Use of Foam Sclerotherapy for Varicose Veins


The aim was to explore the current experience and practice of vascular surgeons in the United Kingdom and Ireland regarding foam sclerotherapy for varicose veins.


A postal questionnaire was sent to 609 members of the Vascular Society of Great Britain and Ireland.


There were 281 responses (47%). Seventy surgeons (25%) used foam sclerotherapy. Most use it selectively; few (29%) offer it to all patients. It was more likely to be used for recurrent varices (71%), in older patients (61%) and for smaller non-saphenous varices (67%). The majority of surgeons (69%) used sodium tetradecyl sulphate and up to a maximum of 10e12 ml of foam. The majority used ultrasound guidance (95%), leg elevation (69%) and direct pressure over the saphenofemoral or saphenopopliteal junction during injection (63%). Eighty per cent used compression bandaging after treatment, usually for 7 days (44%). Ninety percent advised compression stockings, usually Class II (64%) for 14 days (39%). Serious complications were few, but eleven surgeons had seen a deep vein thrombosis, two had seen a patient with a stroke and one a transient ischaemic attack.


Foam sclerotherapy was used by a quarter of surgeons who replied to the survey. Aspects of technique varied considerably and studies to determine optimal techniques are needed. Serious complications with the technique were rare.

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