Patient story: Weight/size is not an issue in the treatment of varicose veins
It has often been misquoted that overweight or obese patients can't have their varicose veins treated. It has also been misquoted that you have to be under 13 stone to have your varicose veins treated.
Both statements are incorrect.
It is now possible using a special technique pioneered at the British Varicose Vein Centre to treat obese and very obese patients who suffer from varicose veins.
Mrs LA is a 38-year-mother of young children with a city-based job who has bad painful varicose veins.
Unfortunately Mrs LA had been turned down for treatment to her veins before because she was 18 stone.
This is because standard new treatments or varicose vein surgery very often do not work or have complications in such patients.
Treatment of varicose veins in obesity:
Mrs LA came to the British Varicose Vein Centre for a Vein checkup which demonstrated that it was possible to treat her varicose veins.
Mrs LA had her veins successfully treated using a special laser fibre and a special technique called the “tactile feedback technique” that has been pioneered at the Centre.
Importantly this was all done under local anaesthetic in about 40 minutes. Mrs LA went home soon after and was caring for her young children at tea time.