Varicose Veins

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What are Varicose Veins?

Varicose veins are twisted, enlarged veins near the surface of the skin. They are most common in the legs and ankles. Varicose veins usually aren’t serious. In rare cases, they may be a sign of a more serious problem that may need treatment, such as deep vein thrombosis.

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What are Varicose Veins?

Varicose veins are twisted, enlarged veins near the surface of the skin. They are most common in the legs and ankles. Varicose veins usually aren’t serious. In rare cases, they may be a sign of a more serious problem that may need treatment, such as deep vein thrombosis.

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Why does Varicose Veins Occur?

Varicose veins are caused by weakened valves and veins in the legs.

  • Varicose veins often run in families.

  • They are more common in women than in men.

  • They happen more often as people get older.

  • They often form during pregnancy and they might become less prominent after pregnancy and may disappear completely.

  • Other risk factors include: prolonged frequent standing or sitting, sedentary life style and lack of activity, oral contraceptive pills or hormone replacement therapy, obesity, age and smoking.

Why does Varicose Veins Occur?

Varicose veins are caused by weakened valves and veins in the legs.

  • Varicose veins often run in families.

  • They are more common in women than in men.

  • They happen more often as people get older.

  • They often form during pregnancy and they might become less prominent after pregnancy and may disappear completely.

  • Other risk factors include: prolonged frequent standing or sitting, sedentary life style and lack of activity, oral contraceptive pills or hormone replacement therapy, obesity, age and smoking.

Symptoms of Varicose Veins?

Varicose veins can present with wide range of symptoms:

  • They can have no symptoms at all.
  • Alternatively, they can present with pain in the form of ache, heaviness, burning and restless legs.

  • They may also cause itchiness of the skin which can lead to skin damage and shin changes (called venous dermatitis and eczema) which can eventually lead to venous ulcers which do not normally have any long term healing without treating the underlying varicose veins.

Symptoms of Varicose Veins?

Varicose veins can present with wide range of symptoms:

  • They can have no symptoms at all.
  • Alternatively, they can present with pain in the form of ache, heaviness, burning and restless legs.

  • They may also cause itchiness of the skin which can lead to skin damage and shin changes (called venous dermatitis and eczema) which can eventually lead to venous ulcers which do not normally have any long term healing without treating the underlying varicose veins.

Services we offer to treat the condition of Varicose Veins?

Over the years, there have been several approaches to the treatment of varicose veins ranging from; keep an eye and do nothing, use of compression bandages, use of medical grade compression stockings or surgical approach in the form of ligation of the incompetent vein and its stripping off with or without multiple stab incisions at various intervals to pull the vein in segments using a hook (phlebectomy). The last two decades have seen a huge improvement in the way we look at venous disease as well as manage it.

At The Bondi Vein Clinic we offer a tailored treatment plans to the particular vein problem that you have. After examining the veins using the ultrasound, the best treatment approach might be:

Medical Animation Movie on Venous Disorders from Sigvaris

Services we offer to treat the condition of Varicose Veins?

Over the years, there have been several approaches to the treatment of varicose veins ranging from; keep an eye and do nothing, use of compression bandages, use of medical grade compression stockings or surgical approach in the form of ligation of the incompetent vein and its stripping off with or without multiple stab incisions at various intervals to pull the vein in segments using a hook (phlebectomy). The last two decades have seen a huge improvement in the way we look at venous disease as well as manage it.

At The Bondi Vein Clinic we offer a tailored treatment plans to the particular vein problem that you have. After examining the veins using the ultrasound, the best treatment approach might be:

Medical Animation Movie on Venous Disorders from Sigvaris

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQS)

For those who are experiencing one or more symptoms of Varicose Veins and remain suffering from the pains and keep untreated may lead to further issues such as Blood Clots, Varicose Eczema and or Deep Vein Thrombosis [DVT].

This may vary depending on each patient situation. However, we advise to discuss your areas of concern with a general practitoner/doctor.

If you would like more information or have any questions please reach our friendly staff on  (02) 9369 2009 we are happy to help.

If you would like our experienced team and professionals to assist with your Varicose Vein Problem- All you need to do is contact our practice on (02) 9369 2009. to book a initial consultation about the areas of concern. Our experienced specialist will examine your Varicose Vein Problem by examining the area of concern visually using the latest diagnosis technology [Ultrasound Scan]. The specialist will then provide you with the  results and consult with your further on the procedure they recommend for you Varicose Vein Issue.

Management and treatment modalities offered by the Bondi Vein Clinic are charged at set fees. After your assessment, Dr Nicola will give you a written quote for your treatment. This will stipulate the total cost, the number of visits, the amount you’ll be able to claim from Medicare (if applicable) and the likely out of pocket costs.

Yes. In general, Medicare can provide rebate towards the cost of consolations, evaluation and treatment of the varicose veins for medical purposes. However, purely cosmetic treatments for only unsightly spider veins are not rebatable under Medicare. The staff at the Bondi Vein Clinic will be able to advise you of your anticipated Medicare rebate (if applicable) and out of pocket cost.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQS)

For those who are experiencing one or more symptoms of Varicose Veins and remain suffering from the pains and keep untreated may lead to further issues such as Blood Clots, Varicose Eczema and or Deep Vein Thrombosis [DVT].

This may vary depending on each patient situation. However, we advise to discuss your areas of concern with a general practitoner/doctor.

If you would like more information or have any questions please reach our friendly staff on  (02) 9369 2009 we are happy to help.

If you would like our experienced team and professionals to assist with your Varicose Vein Problem- All you need to do is contact our practice on (02) 9369 2009. to book a initial consultation about the areas of concern. Our experienced specialist will examine your Varicose Vein Problem by examining the area of concern visually using the latest diagnosis technology [Ultrasound Scan]. The specialist will then provide you with the  results and consult with your further on the procedure they recommend for you Varicose Vein Issue.

Management and treatment modalities offered by the Bondi Vein Clinic are charged at set fees. After your assessment, Dr Nicola will give you a written quote for your treatment. This will stipulate the total cost, the number of visits, the amount you’ll be able to claim from Medicare (if applicable) and the likely out of pocket costs.

Yes. In general, Medicare can provide rebate towards the cost of consolations, evaluation and treatment of the varicose veins for medical purposes. However, purely cosmetic treatments for only unsightly spider veins are not rebatable under Medicare. The staff at the Bondi Vein Clinic will be able to advise you of your anticipated Medicare rebate (if applicable) and out of pocket cost.