When you first meet your consultant at The Saxon Clinic, they will talk with you about any symptoms being caused by your varicose veins.
They will carry out a clinical examination of your leg and will then use a duplex ultrasound to determine the location of the leg veins and the speed of the blood flow. This scan helps to confirm the location of the affected veins, so that treatment can be planned.
This will usually be all that is needed to confirm a diagnosis and to plan treatment. Your consultant will explain how the recommended treatment will be done and what to expect from your recovery. If you have any questions or concerns, they will be very happy to discuss these with you during your appointment.
If you choose to go ahead with the surgery, we will get this booked in for you as soon as possible.
Some vascular conditions or symptoms may need additional investigations, to help rule out other causes. MRI can be arranged on-site, while CT will be carried out another venue if it is required.
Sometimes, symptoms that at first seem to be caused by a vascular problem may actually have a different cause. For example, a trapped nerve or arthritic damage may cause overlapping symptoms. If this is suspected, your consultant will refer you to the appropriate on-site specialist for more detailed investigation.