Consultants and specialists in the care of people with Varicose Veins

Patient Feedback on Endovenous Ablation

Sue from the Midlands wrote on the Bulletin Board:

My Experience With VNUS

I recently had my varicose veins treated using this method.
The veins had not been causing me any problems but I was unhappy with the way they looked.
I saw Mr Braithwaite for a consultation at the Mapperley Park Clinic. He examined my leg and explained all the different treatment options to me. He recommended the VNUS treatment for my case.
I had the procedure 2 days later at Mapperley Park Clinc.
I was very pleased that it could be done without the need for a hospital admission or a general anaesthetic.
The procedure was exactly as shown on the video on this web site.
I had a local anaesthetic injection just below my knee and a fine tube was inserted. This was completely painless. I felt nothing as the wire was passed through the tube into my vein or when the current was passed along the wire. The removal of the varicose veins was also painless.
The only discomfort I experienced was when the fluid was injected at various intervals along my thigh. Although this was pretty uncomfortable, it did not last for long. I would still do it again this way rather than have a general anaesthetic!
After the procedure I had a bandage on my leg which I had to keep on overnight. I then had to wear a support stocking for 1 week, day and night, then a further week during the day only. Even the stockings were great - they looked just like black opaque tights and even had a lace hold up top - so no problems going out in them!
I was doing everything as normal the day after the procedure. My leg felt very slightly stiff for a day or so but there was no pain. I had some bruising (although this was almost invisible through the stockings) which gradually faded and was completely gone after about 4 weeks.
It is now 8 weeks since it was done.The only remaining signs of the procedure are 4 or 5 small 'dots' on my lower leg where the varicose veins were taken out. These are continuing to fade and Mr. Braithwaite assures me they will go completely in time.
My leg looks so much better without the ugly veins. I am very glad I had them removed and would highly recommend this method of removal!

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