Mr. Hobbs continues “In a typical case, a small tube is inserted into the great saphenous vein on the inside of the knee and the fine Venefit™ catheter is inserted into this vein and carefully positioned just before this vein enters the main deep vein in the groin. As this is performed under detailed ultrasound control I can be certain that the diseased vein is specifically targeted. Once the catheter has been placed, I inject fluid containing local anaesthetic around this vein so that the heating of the vein is completely painless. The Venefit™ catheter is connected to a radio frequency generator which heats the tip of the catheter as it is slowly withdrawn causing the vein to shrink and block off so that blood is unable to flow back down this vein into the varicose veins.”
The majority of our clients will see an instant improvement in the symptoms. There is occasional bruising which will depend upon the severity of the veins being treated but very often this will calm down over a few days. Within 2 weeks’ complete results can be seen and measured and a follow up consultation with Mr. Hobbs will be arranged to review the treatment and your results.