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Optimising Varicose Vein Treatment: Multi-Modality Approach

Multi Modality Approach

At The VEC, we use modern multi-modality keyhole devices to treat faulty refluxing varicose veins to achieve the optimal outcome for our varicose vein patients.


This unique case is an example of using three of the current venous technologies in one patient to treat different aspects of her faulty leg veins. Dr. Julian Wong and Dr. Tang Tjun Yip used microwave technology to ablate the above-knee faulty thigh truncal vein. Microwave is an example of endovenous thermal ablation and is highly effective for the larger varicose veins. It uses heat energy to close off the faulty truncal veins, offering a success rate of over 95% in the medium term. This treatment provides relief from symptoms and improves the appearance of varicose veins. It is also associated with less bruising and pain compared to the older traditional laser and radiofrequency ablation devices on the market.

They also used non-thermal venous technologies – Venaseal or “super glue” to close the below-knee faulty vein to avoid any risk of damage to the skin nerves that lie close to the vein in that region. MOCA or Clarivein ablation was used to seal the refluxing small saphenous vein at the back of the calf because of how superficial it was and avoid any pulling sensation on exercising that may occur with glue therapy. To polish off the procedure, micro phlebectomies were done to remove the small side branches off the main faulty vein, resulting in a good cosmetic appearance!

Endovenous ablation is a minimally invasive procedure and only requires small incisions or needle punctures. This results in less scarring, minimal discomfort, and a shorter recovery period compared to traditional open vein stripping surgery. Patients can return to their normal activities within a day or two.

Endovenous ablation is an effective treatment for varicose veins, as it significantly reduces the recurrence rate compared to other methods. By sealing diseased veins, blood flow is redirected to healthier veins, reducing the likelihood of new varicose veins forming. Endovenous ablation can be performed typically as a day-case procedure, even for both legs, reducing hospital stays and costs. It also allows for a more convenient treatment experience for patients.

Speak with us today to find out if endovenous ablation is suitable for your varicose veins. Our team of experts will provide you with the necessary information and guidance to determine if this treatment is the right choice for you.

Dr Tang is highly regarded for his specialised clinical interests and skills in a wide range of vascular conditions.
Dr Wong is highly regarded for his specialised clinical interests and skills in a wide range of vascular conditions.

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