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Bowen Hospital - Vascular Surgery

Private Surgical Service, Vascular Surgery

This is where you will come to have your surgery performed. The visits to your surgeon before and after surgery will be at their consulting rooms.

Varicose Veins

Richard Evans treats varicose veins using Venaseal™ adhesive sealing. Tiny, controlled amounts of medical-grade glue are injected into the vein via a thin tube, using a special dispenser gun. All the while progress is monitored onscreen using ultrasound. Once the adhesive is in place along the vein, pressure is applied to the leg to seal the vein. 

Typical treatment time is about 30-60 min. Patients need to wear compression stockings for about 10 days afterwards.

Sclerotherapy is often used in conjunction with venaseal above: a tiny needle is used to inject a chemical solution into the vein that causes the vein to collapse. This is recommended for small varicose veins only.

This page was last updated at 2:52PM on August 24, 2021.