ClariVein® – This is the latest minimally invasive varicose veins treatment introduced in Singapore in 2012. Using ultrasound guidance, the ClariVein® infusion catheter, a narrow flexible tube, is accurately introduced under the vein. The ClariVein® catheter is then used to concentrate the targeted infusion of liquid sclerosant to block forward flow and cure the varicose veins.
This is the best treatment for varicose veins as it eliminate all the varicose veins without any surgery, general anesthesia or hospitalisation and do not risks any nerve injuries or burns from laser treatments. Patient can walk immediately after that and there are no visible scars around the knees or ankles once the fine pinhole needle marks have healed.
EVLT – Using ultrasound guidance, a fine laser wire is inserted into the veins under Ultrasound Guide. Laser energy is used to send strong bursts of light onto the vein, which makes the varicose veins slowly fade and disappear.
Radiofrequency Ablation – Radiofrequency ablation targets the vein wall using a radiofrequency wave in 20 second bursts. The collagen of the vein wall is heated which makes the treated varicose vein shrink and close. Eventually, the varicose vein is absorbed by body, and disappears.
Sclerotherapy – In this procedure, small- and medium-sized varicose veins and spider veins are injected with a chemical solution that scars and closes those veins. After some treatment sessions, treated varicose veins should fade but statistics with past patients have found a high recurrence rate.
Venous Compression Stockings – Compression stockings are effective in the prevention of the progression of complications of venous diseases by creating significant pressure on your legs to allow blood to go through narrower circulatory vessels. However, with the hot and humid tropical weather in Singapore, it may be difficult for patients to wear the stockings for long periods of time.
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Why choose treatments by our doctor?
Varicose veins are not only aesthetic issues, they are often the symptoms for other severe medical health problems such as chronic venous insufficiency. You may be having more complicated issues such as weak blood flows and blood clots that are not easily visible like deep vein thrombosis. For early detection of such potentially fatal diseases, it is important to have proper diagnosis and treatment by a vascular and endovascular specialist.
Being among the few vascular and endovascular trained surgeons in Singapore, our doctor can provide a one stop comprehensive services from performing diagnosis to treatment.
During the assessment of your varicose veins, our doctor will determine if you will need a Sonography (vascular ultrasounds) examination to diagnose for issues such as deep vein thrombosis and leg ulcers. This can be done onsite during the same consultation as he is able to do the ultrasound personally instead of waiting for weeks before getting appointments with a technician.
This allows our doctor to process the information, explain the results to you immediately and prescribe a customised treatment for you that is best suited for your body and preferences. For the unsightly veins to be removed, varicose veins treatment can include ClariVein®, EVLT, Radiofrequency Ablation or Sclerotherapy.