Vein Clinic in London
At Centre for Surgery we have a four step treatment protocol for the most effective treatment of both varicose veins and thread veins and any symptoms that they may cause. All our protocols for the treatment of leg veins are in line with gold standard NICE guidance.
Our specialist leg vein clinic is located at 106 Crawford Street in Marylebone where our practitioners treat all types of thread veins and spider veins using microsclerotherapy, laser thread vein removal or a combination of both. All types of varicose vein treatment including EVLA or endovenous laser ablation also takes place under the same roof allowing a seamless treatment service without the need to refer patients onwards for varicose vein treatment.
Our treatment approach for leg veins aims to tackle the underlying problem leading to the formation of varicose veins or thread veins before managing any cosmetic issues the prominent leg veins may cause. The first step at our vein clinic involves a comprehensive consultation where your vein specialist will take a detailed medical history followed by a clinical examination and this is always accompanied with a duplex ultrasound scan to map any areas of diseased veins. The second step involves a definitive first-line treatment such as EVLA to tackle the underlying cause of the diseased veins which leads to restoration of normal blood flow to the legs. The third step involves a follow-up assessment at the vein clinic where any residual varicose veins can be treated with a minimally invasive procedure such as foam sclerotherapy or phlebectomy. The final and fourth step involves addressing any veins which are persisting and are a cosmetic nuisance using highly effective treatments such as microsclerotherapy or laser treatment.
Our London vein clinic is in an ideal location in the heart of central London for patients travelling in from surrounding areas of Notting Hill, Chelsea, Mayfair, Holland Park, Fitzrovia, West End, South Kensington, Regent’s Park, Hyde park, Fulham, Battersea, Earl’s court, Primrose Hill, Hampstead, Highgate, Soho, Green Park, Bayswater, Kings road, St John’s Wood, Knightsbridge, Victoria, Belgravia and Marylebone.
Centre for Surgery specialise in gold standard treatments for the removal of varicose veins in a minimally invasive manner using local anaesthetic and as an outpatient. We have our own treatment facilities and all types of leg veins from thread veins varicose veins are effectively treated by a renowned vein specialist using state of the art techniques including EVLA.
Endovenous Laser Ablation (EVLA)
Endovenous laser ablation also known as EVLA (or EVLT) is the gold standard treatment for varicose veins according to the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence or NICE. EVLA is a minimally invasive form of treatment for varicose veins involving localisation of the damaged vein with ultrasound followed by application of laser energy to shrink the vein and eliminate the cause of the problem. Our vascular specialists only use the most effective diode lasers coupled with the latest in radial tip fibre technology for the best treatment outcomes and with little or no discomfort.
Foam sclerotherapy using ultrasound guidance is recognised as the gold standard treatment option for varicose veins when EVLA is not required. Unsightly veins can be removed quickly and easily using a minimally invasive approach and takes no more than 30 minutes to undertake with a local anaesthetic.
Vein Avulsions / Phlebectomies
Vein avulsions, also known as phlebectomies is a minimally invasive treatment for the removal of smaller varicose veins and is an alternative to foam sclerotherapy after primary treatment has been undertaken with endovenous laser ablation (EVLA) for varicose veins.
Thread Veins (Spider Veins)
Thread veins also known as spider veins are commonly found beneath the surface of the skin and are most commonly found on the legs and face. They can have a number of different appearances including the most commonly seen spidery pattern. Fortunately there are effective treatments depending on the type and location of the thread veins to be treated for fast and effective leg vein clearance.
Microsclerotherapy is the gold standard treatment for thread veins. Our practitioners use only the most effective chemical sclerosant administered using the safest techniques for optimal treatment outcomes.
Laser Thread Vein Removal
Centre for Surgery are one of the few clinics in London to specialise in long pulse Nd:YAG laser treatment of thread veins and spider veins that have failed to respond to treatment with microsclerotherapy or in those for whom microsclerotherapy is inappropriate. Laser for thread vein removal on the legs is a safe and effective treatment without any of the potential risks of microsclerotherapy.