Getting the right diagnosis for any medical problem is key to establishing the most appropriate treatment programme.
That is especially true when it comes to vein conditions. The nature of veins is that they are hidden beneath the skin’s surface. While a medical professional may be able to see varicose vein symptoms externally (e.g. eczema, ulcers, swollen veins), it is not immediately possible to see what’s going on inside the vein.
Duplex scanning is relatively new technology which has revolutionised the way medics can diagnose varicose veins.
A duplex scan is an advanced version of the ultrasound scan many people are familiar with during pregnancy. However, whereas the traditional ultrasound is a ‘snapshot’ picture, the duplex scan shows movement over time.
Therefore with regard to veins, it shows not only the location and size of veins, but also the blood flow, speed and direction.
This information enables surgeons to make an accurate assessment of the severity of veins, which helps them to make the best recommendation for treatment.
London Vein Treatment Centre
Following the scan, the vascular surgeon can show the patient the results, explain the problem and have an open and informed discussion about treatment.
Varicose Vein Treatment
Cosmedics Skin Clinics offer private varicose vein treatment and see many patients who have been refused treatment on the NHS.
Their London Vein Treatment Centre offers EVLA (endovenous laser ablation) laser varicose vein removal with a vascular surgeon with prices starting at £1,650 per leg (1 vein).
For more information or to book a consultation, please complete the form on this web page or call 020 7386 0464.