Auckland Vascular & Varicose Vein Clinic - Dr Peter Vann
Private Service, Vascular Surgery, General Surgery
Sclerotherapy – a tiny needle is used to inject a chemical solution into the vein that causes the vein to collapse. This approach is recommended for small varicose veins or spider veins that typically appear on the upper legs. You will need to wear elastic bandages or stockings over the treated area for some time after surgery.
Phlebectomy – small cuts (incisions) are made in the leg and the varicose veins are pulled out with a tiny hook-like instrument. The cuts are closed with tape rather than sutures and, once healed, are almost invisible. You may need to wear elastic bandages or stockings over the treated area for some time after surgery. This procedure requires anaesthesia.