Mr Ling performs the complete range of treatments for varicose veins including the very latest minimally invasive techniques such as Venaseal Glue, Radiofrequency Ablation and Endovenous Laser.
Mr Ling is able to offer a variety of options, tailored to suit your specific needs.
ENDOVENOUS TECHNIQUES WITH HEAT
(Radiofrequency Ablation and Endovenous laser)
Radiofrequency ablation (RFA) and Endovenous Laser Therapy (EVLT) are minimally invasive. They are able to be performed as a day procedure. Using a probe inserted into the vein, the local heating aims to damage to the vein wall. In order to protect surrounding tissues from heat damage, local anaesthetic mixed with saline is also injected around the vein (tumescent anaesthesia).
The latest treatment available for varicose veins. This does not involve heat treatment like laser and radiofrequency ablation. The advantages include not needing multiple needles for tumescent anaesthesia, not requiring any time off work and minimal pain.
Sclerotherapy (also known as microsclerotherapy and foam sclerotherapy or ultrasound-guided sclerotherapy) involves the use of very fine needles. A chemical irritant is injected into the veins to cause them to become inflamed and fade.
In general it is effective for spider veins and certain applications for varicose veins.
SURGICAL LIGATION AND STRIPPING
Varicose vein surgery can still play a role in certain circumstances where endovenous techniques are not suitable. Mr Ling is able to tailor an ideal solution for each individual, sometimes combining techniques to achieve an optimal outcome.
COIL EMBOLISATION FOR PELVIC CONGESTION SYNDROME
Pelvic congestion syndrome is due to dilated and swollen pelvic veins. It can result in a heavy or dull ache in the pelvis, and can also cause vulval varicose veins and contribute to varicose veins in the legs. This can be safely treated under local anaesthetic by blocking or occluding the problematic vein in the pelvis using 'coils'. Mr Ling performs this as a day procedure.