Endovenous laser treatment for varicose veins in Leeds
At Nuffield Health Leeds Hospital, our specialist vascular surgeons have vast experience performing minimally-invasive varicose vein procedures such as endovenous laser treatment. Read more…
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2 Leighton Street, Leeds, LS1 3EB
Why choose Nuffield Health Leeds Hospital for my endovenous laser treatment?
Our leading private hospital in Yorkshire allows us to offer exceptional standards of treatment and care. As an outpatient procedure, you will have your own private bedroom to rest in before and after your endovenous laser surgery.
Our team of dedicated nurses and staff will make sure you're comfortable throughout your stay. Located in the heart of Leeds, we have free parking for patients and visitors (or alternatively, book our executive car service). We even have an in-house pharmacy which is useful if you need to take any medication home with you.
If you are suffering from unsightly and uncomfortable varicose veins please contact our vascular experts in Leeds today.
Varicose veins can be hereditary, tending to run in families. They can be worse during or after pregnancy, or if you are overweight. While they can be uncomfortable and unsightly, they don’t usually cause any serious health problems.
Veins carry blood to the heart. Along the length of all veins are valves, which only let the blood flow in one direction. The valves in the legs have to work harder to pump the blood that extra distance and problems occur when these valves become weak and don’t close properly. The blood flows backwards and pools in the veins. This causes the valves to weaken under the pressure and become enlarged and bulging in appearance - what we call varicose veins.
What happens during endovenous laser treatment?
- A thin tube (a laser thread) is inserted into the vein through a small incision.
- The laser probe heats the vein from the inside, causing it to close.
- This is done with a local anaesthetic, which means the area to be treated is numbed so you won’t feel any pain.
- The procedure takes approximately 45 minutes - 1 hour for each leg.
- After the treatment, you will stay in the outpatient department for 1 -2 hours.
- You will wear a support bandage for 7 - 10 days after the treatment.
Most people recovery quickly from endovenous laser treatment. As with any procedure there could be complications such as:
- Blood clots (deep vein thrombosis).