Discover the inspiring story of a 77-year-old woman whose life was transformed by Melbourne's highly reviewed vein expert. She arrived at our clinic weighed down by her bulging varicose veins, which had bothered her ever since she became pregnant for the first time at the age of 20. Over the years, these unattractive veins had slowly become worse, making her uncomfortable and upset.
Her symptoms were severe and unpleasant. She had become accustomed to having nightly pains and constant itchiness on her right lower leg due to a condition called venous eczema. Prolonged periods of standing aggravated her discomfort, whereas elevating her legs offered temporary relief—classic signs of varicose veins. In addition, she experienced pelvic heaviness, frequent urination, and pelvic discomfort, all of which can be attributed to pelvic-source varicose veins. Naturally, she was deeply concerned about the symptoms and the potential health implications of these troublesome veins.
Veins Treatment Procedure
Our expert carefully examined her and found varices on both of her legs. We performed a Duplex Ultrasound (DU) examination during her initial visit to get to the bottom of the problem. The Great Saphenous Vein (GSV) was found to be the cause of the varicose veins on her left leg, whereas pelvic sources and a muscle perforator in the buttock region were found to be the causes of the varicose veins on her right leg.
Our treatment plan was designed to target the sources of her surface varicose veins, which included the GSV, buttock area, and pelvic sources. We opted for the highly effective Endovenous Laser Ablation (EVLA) technique under local anesthesia. This approach boasts a remarkable success rate of up to 95% when performed by experienced hands. In addition to EVLA, we utilized ultrasound-guided sclerotherapy and Ambulatory Phlebectomy, all of which were performed as outpatient procedures over five sessions. Importantly, she did not require ovarian vein coiling, as Sclerotherapy yielded excellent results in her case.
Following the procedures, the patient was required to wear compression stockings during the day for just one week. Remarkably, she resumed her normal life on the same day as the treatment with minimal discomfort.
The photo taken 24 weeks after the completion of her treatment cycle is a testament to the incredible transformation she underwent. The smile on her face mirrors her deep satisfaction with the medical outcome. Notably, her distressing symptoms, including the persistent itch on her right leg and pelvic heaviness, vanished completely.
Her story is a shining example of how our expertise in varicose vein treatment can restore comfort, confidence, and quality of life. If you're suffering from similar issues, don't hesitate to reach out to the Melbourne Varicose Vein Clinic. Let us help you reclaim your health and happiness.