Non-invasive Varicose Vein Treatment from The Veins Doctor
Dr Omar offers a variety of effective non-invasive varicose vein treatment based on individual patient’s needs. The good news for sufferers of varicose veins is that when treated correctly using the most appropriate treatment method for the patient, the chance of recurrence of the condition is as low as 3%.
For anyone suffering from varicose veins, the treatments offered by the Veins Doctor offers a great degree of hope for a complete cure of the condition. Patients can feel very confident that they are likely to be free of varicose veins instead of believing they have to live with them permanently.
Procedures for every treatment a patient undergoes will be under local anaesthesia to ensure the maximum level of comfort throughout the treatment.
Patients are able to return to normal activities straight after the procedure therefore minimising any post surgery disruptions to daily activities.
When treated by Dr Omar, the Veins Doctor, you will initially undergo a thorough examination and have a Doppler-ultrasound scan performed. This is a comprehensive scan that takes around 40 minutes to complete.
You can find out more about how a doppler-ultrasound scan works and why you need to have a comprehensive 40-minute scan rather than a quick 5-minute scan often offered by other less thorough practitioners.
Based on your results from the scan, Doctor Omar will be able to recommend the most appropriate type of varicose vein treatment to suit your particular needs. The treatment options open to you may include:
· High-Intensity Focused Ultrasound (HIFU)
· Endovenous Microwave Ablation of the veins (EMWA)
· Endovenous Laser Ablation of the veins (EVLA)
· Transluminal Occlusion Of the Perforators (TRLOP)
· Ultrasound-Guided Foam Sclerotherapy
· Micro sclerotherapy
Your individual varicose vein treatment plan may involve a combination of any of the above procedures and will be tailored to the results of your Doppler-ultrasound scan results.
For this article, we will be taking a closer look at just one of these treatment procedures: High-Intensity Focused Ultrasound (HIFU).
What is High-Intensity Focused Ultrasound (HIFU)?
HIFU is a very effective non-invasive varicose vein treatment procedure using ultrasound. One of the greatest advantages of using HIFU when compared to some other varicose vein treatments is the non-invasive aspect of the process, so patients don’t have to undergo any surgical procedures to directly benefit from it.
Among the medical profession, HIFU is considered a truly ‘disruptive technology’ and is as disruptive today as endovenous surgery was 20 years ago when it started to replace commonly used vein stripping procedures to treat varicose veins.
What advantages does HIFU treatment have?
A very positive aspect of HIFU is that the treatment is far less painful and way less traumatic than traditional procedures – even than laser, leaving almost no bruises. Suitable patients will find this treatment method very convenient too because they can simply walk into the clinic, receive their HIFU treatment, and then immediately walk out again and return to their normal daily activities.
Although patients receiving this treatment will need to have a small amount of local anaesthetic administered to the area being treated, it is such a small dose that it will not have any lasting effect or affect the patient’s ability to walk in any way.
The fact that HIFU is much less painful than endovenous surgery means that patients can schedule treatments during their lunch time if they wish and then return to work with no recovery time needed.
Reduced risk for patients
Because no surgical instruments are inserted into the vein during Varicose Vein Treatment, there are zero risks to patients from any tool fragments, body tissues breaking off or formation of clots and becoming lodged in the lungs or heart.
Should a patient be anticoagulated, they will not be risking bleeding from surgical wounds because the treatment is administered from outside of the body with no risks of bleeding.
If a patient suffers from venous leg ulcers and has infections in their legs, they can still receive HIFU treatment straight through an ulcer without any issues.
HIFU offers a great surgery-free alternative treatment
HIFU offers great alternative for non-invasive varicose vein treatment, yet extremely effective way that doesn’t require open surgery. This also makes it an ideal treatment option for patients that have a fear of needles.
While a small amount of anaesthetic is needed for HIFU treatment, it is applied using very tiny needles and the patient can be easily distracted while it is being administered.
Those who don’t like the discomfort of local anaesthetic injections using big volumes, such as tumescence, will find this treatment much more comfortable and manageable because of the very small amount of anaesthetic needed.
For patients with anxiety about medical procedures, the non-invasive aspect of HIFU treatment is very appealing. Also, the fact that the patient doesn’t need to receive HIFU treatment in an operating theatre is an advantage.
Are you suitable for HIFU?
If you suffer from varicose veins and want to do something positive to resolve them, then it is easy to book an appointment with Dr Omar, the Veins Doctor for a consultation and a Doppler-ultrasound scan.
Do not hesitate to contact our clinic to discuss your needs. We will be able to answer any questions you may have about our treatments and can book you in for a consultation.