It is our policy to follow and promote good medical practice based on best available evidence. We are committed to continuously maintaining and monitoring our quality of care. We offer personalised high quality medical care in a surgically clean and safe environment with easy access to your treating doctors. We have been visited by the Care Quality Commission and we follow the national standard of care guide lines set out by the National Institute of Clinical Excellence (NICE).
At Chelsea Vascular Clinic, varicose vein treatment is carried out by, Mr Maz Mireskandari who had been qualified and fully trained in the United Kingdom. He is a Consultant Vascular Surgeon at the Royal Brompton & Harefield NHS Trust and is on the GMC Specialist Register in the UK.
He is trained and experienced in the minimally invasive treatments such as VNUS Radiofrequency Closure FAST and laser (EVLT) ablation as well as the traditional open varicose vein surgery.
You will be assessed and examined during your consultation and an individualised treatment plan for the management of your varicose veins will be drawn up. Once you are satisfied with this plan we will arrange for a convenient appointment to carry out your procedure.
Which method of varicose vein treatment does Chelsea Vascular Clinic offer?
In those patients in whom we believe an intervention is indicated for varicose veins we have a detailed discussion regarding the treatment options available and carefully consider the pros and cons of each with the patient.
We believe that in order to be offer the highest quality of service for varicose veins a specialist must have at their disposal a full range of therapies and be comfortable in carrying all out effectively and safely. For this reason, Mr Mireskandari offers the full gamete of open and endovenous (minimally invasive) treatments for varicose veins; these include VNUS Radiofrequency, Laser EVLT, Venaseal and foam sclerotherapy.
Our preferred endovenous option is the VNUS technique however, if a patient would particularly like another procedure we can also carry it out if clinically equivalent results can be obtained.
We use intensive pulse light (IPL) for skin areas of redness and laser beam in the form of Nd:Yag for thread veins and tiny broken veins. However, Mr Mireskandari also use injection techniques with compression for dark and slightly larger veins (sclerosant sclerotherapy).
What is the best method of treatment for varicose veins?
Each case of varicose veins needs to be considered separately. However, patients who undergo the minimally invasive procedures such as VNUS or EVLT typically:
- Can have procedure carried out under local anaesthesia.
- Experience less postoperative pain and bruising compared to surgery.
- Resume normal activities sooner than surgery.
- Have better patient satisfaction scores than surgery.
- Good cosmetic outcome with no surgical scarring in the groin.
How likely are my varicose veins to disappear following minimally invasive treatment?
This is discussed under the individual minimally invasive techniques sections.