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The Consultants

Warwickshire Surgical Partners is a collaboration between two consultant surgeons who have worked together for many years. Their aim is to provide expert care to patients with a wide variety of surgical problems by combining modern techniques with years of clinical experience.

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Varicose Vein Treatments:

 

Foam Sclerotherapy.

This is an effective new treatment for varicose veins performed under local anaesthetic as a day case. It is particularly useful for varicose veins occurring in clumps or for varicose veins that have recurred after previous treatments. After anaesthetising the skin, a needle is inserted into the varicose vein under ultrasound control, and a foam is injected which causes the vein to become sticky and shrivel up over one or two weeks.

 

Following the procedure, your leg will be bandaged for 7 days, and then you will wear a support stocking for a further 7 days. You will be encouraged to take short daily walks, but otherwise continue with normal activities. At around 2 weeks you will be reviewed by your consultant vascular surgeon to assess your progress. Some treated veins may become lumpy in the early stages, particularly in patients with very slim legs; this is caused by localised blood clot which can be drained through a needle in the clinic. Some varicose veins, particularly those in large clumps, may require a second session of foam sclerotherapy. There is a very small reported incidence of DVT and of transient blurred vision following this procedure. Patients with very large legs may not be suitable for foam sclerotherapy due to difficulty in needle insertion and ultrasound visualisation.

 

Your Consultant will be able to explain the procedure of foam sclerotherapy in detail at your consultation.

 

For more detailed information on Foam Sclerotherapy, please click on the Patient Information Sheet below.

 

Foam Sclerotherapy.pdf

 

 

Your Treatment

 

 

Warwickshire Surgical Partners have consulting rooms at The Nuffield Health Warwickshire Hospital in Leamington Spa, The Grafton Suite in Stratford Upon Avon and BMI Meriden Hospital in Coventry.

 

 

For directions to the various consulting room locations, click on the links above.

 

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