9:00 AM to 5:00 PM.


The Northern Vein Centre is the first specialist clinic in NZ, set up to deal solely with venous problems.
A leader in its field, the centre performed the first Ultrasound guided sclerotherapy in 1995, the first Endovenous laser treatment, the first Trivex surgery in NZ, and the first VeinGogh in New Zealand for spider or thread veins on the face and legs.
We have also started "Gluing" veins as well as the above, using Venaseal endovenous occlusion system. This is the most comfortable of the procedures with the outcome the same as laser ablation.
We were the first, and still the only clinic in Auckland, to use NeoV laser with radial fibre, which is the "gold standard" in endovenous ablation technology. Unlike old lasers, the radial fibre redirects the laser beam to hit the vein wall perpendicularly, for less discomfort and better efficiency. 
As all forms of minimally invasive treatments are undertaken, there is no commercial bias in treatment, as we believe that there is no one treatment that suits every person.
Treatments include modern minimal surgery, EVLA (Laser), Venaseal, UGS (Ultrasound Guided Sclerotherapy), microsclerotherapy for spider veins, and thermocoagulation of facial spider veins and spider veins too small for sclerotherapy.
We deal with all problems relating to varicose veins as well as other venous disorders such as spider veins, deep vein thrombosis (DVT) and superficial thrombophlebitis. We are also Southern Cross affiliated.
What are varicose veins?
Varicose veins occur when veins in the legs and thighs become enlarged and twisted. This is caused by the failure of the one-way valve system in the veins.
Typical symptoms of varicose veins include:
  • tired, aching legs
  • leg swelling
  • itching in the area of the varicose vein and leg ulcers
  • nocturnal severe leg cramps in bed.
At this point, trying to replace or correct the valves has not been very successful, with loss of limb as a reported complication! Once varicosed, they remain so, and there is no treatment to correct them. Nor is there any treatment that can reverse the inborn weakness and tendency to develop varicose veins.
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Referral Expectations

When you come to your appointment, your specialist doctor will ask questions about your illness and examine you to try to determine or confirm the diagnosis. This process may also require a number of tests (e.g. blood tests, x-rays, scans, or more specific tests to examine blood flow such as duplex ultrasound). Sometimes this can all be done during one visit, but for some conditions this will take several follow-up appointments. Occasionally some tests are arranged even before your appointment to try to speed up the process.
Once a diagnosis has been made, your doctor will discuss treatment options with you. According to all local and international guide licenses we provide only minimally invasive, non-surgical procedures. 
An honest description of what can be realistically achieved is always discussed.
We will also discuss whether treatment is in fact needed for medical reasons i.e. what would happen if nothing was done.


Dr Jerzy Nowacki is a Southern Cross Affiliated Provider for the service category: Varicose Veins.
This includes:

  • Duplex vein mapping
  • Endovenous laser treatment (EVLT)
  • Ultrasound guided sclerotherapy (UGS)
  • Varicose vein assessment

The Vein Centre is NIB's first choice provider for treatment of varicose veins.

The Clinic is also recognised by other major insurance companies.

The Q Card funding is available.


9:00 AM to 5:00 PM.

Mon – Thu9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Fri9:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Friday is currently a non-clinic day.

Procedures / Treatments

  • Varicose Veins - Endovenous Laser Treatment

    Endovenous laser treatment:  We are a world leader in this technique (Med J Austral.… More

  • Varicose Veins - Simple Sclerotherapy

    A small needle is used to inject a chemical solution into the vein that causes the vein to collapse.… More

  • Varicose Veins - Ultrasound Guided Sclerotherapy

    A Duplex ultrasound is used to create a picture of the insides of the leg.… More

  • Treatment for spider or thread veins

    NZ's first VeinGogh (Pronounced Vein Go). A tiny probe the diameter of a hair, is inserted into the spider vein and ablates the vessel with 3 tiny bursts of  energy.… More

  • Venaseal ("Glue)"

    The medical vein sealant (glue) is introduced to the vein via the microcatheter or directly with a needle.… More


Wonderful "Coffee Clinic", with an excellent choice of healthy foods and coffees available on site that visitors or relatives can use while waiting when treatment is being undertaken.

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Southern Cross Hospital and Clinic dedicated car park.


Our out of town patients can be referred to a motel nearby which is within walking distance. If preferred, we can recommend upmarket hotels in Auckland or on the North Shore.


On site, same building, ground floor of The Northern Clinic.


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212 Wairau Rd
North Shore

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North Shore

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North Shore

This page was last updated at 10:32AM on August 5, 2021. This information is reviewed and edited by The Vein Centre.