Meet a remarkable 60-year-old gentleman who embarked on a transformative journey at our clinic, seeking relief from the distressing presence of prominent varicose veins on both legs. The pronounced bulges along the inner side of his right leg and the front of his left thigh had been a persistent concern, visibly affecting his overall well-being.
The genesis of this concern traces back to his 30s, when these troublesome veins first emerged. With time, their impact intensified, compelling him and his partner to explore effective solutions to counter the visible varicosities and their potential complications.
Veins Treatment Procedure
Upon a comprehensive assessment, our expert medical team detected significant varicose veins on both legs, with the condition more pronounced on the left side. To illuminate the root cause of these bulging veins, a Duplex Ultrasound (DU) examination was administered during his initial visit. This procedure revealed that the source of these superficial varicose veins originated from deeper truncal veins, specifically the Great Saphenous Vein (GSV).
Informed by a holistic approach to care, our team prioritized the management of the existing blood clot before embarking on the treatment of the underlying source of the varicose veins. By meticulously addressing the clot-related risks, we paved the way for a successful intervention known as Endovenous Laser Ablation (EVLA). Conducted under local anesthesia, this procedure boasts an impressive success rate of up to 95% when skillfully executed by experienced hands. Remarkably, EVLA was performed as an outpatient procedure, enabling the patient to walk in and walk out on the same day.
To support his recovery, the patient was advised to wear compression stockings for several months, particularly since he had experienced a superficial clot prior to our treatment. Following the EVLA procedure, we proceeded with ultrasound-guided sclerotherapy (UGS). This technique targeted both visible and concealed abnormal branches of the refluxing (abnormal) GSVs, addressing the aesthetic and medical aspects of the condition. Throughout the treatment, the patient displayed remarkable resilience, experiencing minimal discomfort and enjoying a swift recovery period.
As a testament to the efficacy of the chosen approach, a photograph taken 16 weeks after the completion of three treatment sessions revealed a remarkable transformation. The previously troublesome blood clot had completely dissolved without any complications, reaffirming the positive outcomes of our approach. During the 16-week review, the patient's legs exhibited a return to normalcy, beautifully captured in the comparison photos. The patient's satisfaction was palpable, stemming from both the restored aesthetic appearance and the improved overall medical condition.
This success story stands as a testament to the power of advanced medical techniques such as ultrasound-guided sclerotherapy and Endovenous Laser Ablation, administered by our experienced vein expert in Melbourne. At our clinic, we celebrate each patient's unique journey to renewed well-being, transforming their lives one success story at a time.