Varicose Veins

Varicose Veins

Varicose veins is not only a debilitating disease affecting the most important function of the legs – walking but progressive venous insufficiency results in hardening and discolouration of the skin, unbearable itching resulting in scratching and subsequently ulceration which could last for months or years. One can only imagine regular visits to ulcer clinics, constant changing of dressings, pain and great difficulties in walking.

Prevention and early treatment of varicose veins is extremely important if one does not want to be debilitated and remain in the workforce.

Sometimes the main reason that women approach their medical practitioner regarding varicose veins is their unsightliness and inability to wear shorts and skirts especially in summer. Many women don’t dare to go to the beach and show their legs to the public.

It is our aim not only to improve the functionality of the legs but most of all make them look beautiful again. That can be achieved by surgical removal of the varicose veins with a method called ‘Ambulatory Phlebectomy’ which is non invasive and which could be compared to key hole surgery.

If you have Varicose Veins we suggest that you log on to the Western Phlebology web page where you will find the relevant information.