The traditional method of venous stripping under general anaesthesia was an invasive procedure that stopped many patients from having treatment. Now there are alternative walk-in, walkout based treatments including:
- sclerotherapy, the gold standard treatment for blue and spider veins;
- ultrasound guided sclerotherapy, used to treat larger veins;
- ambulatory phlebectomy, for larger surface veins; and
- endovenous laser ablation, which is a treatment for the larger hidden veins that previously required surgical stripping.
Veins of any size can be treated. All patients undergo a comprehensive diagnosis and follow up after treatment.