The Vein Institute


About The Vein Institute

The Vein Institute are specialists providing Varicose Vein treatment in Sydney NSW , Australia.

The following description is a generic description for the category and does not necessarily reference all the services/ procedures offered by The Vein Institute.

Varicose Veins

A varicose vein is a swollen, twisted vein, usually near the skin surface in the leg. They can be unsightly and cause tired, heavy or painful limbs. In severe cases, the veins can rupture, or open sores (varicose ulcers) can form on the skin. Women are most frequently affected, and other factors include a family history of varicose veins and advancing age. Sometimes, absence or weakness of valves in veins, which prevent the backward flow of blood away from the heart, may be a cause. In other cases, weaknesses in the vein walls cause blood to pool. Less commonly, varicose veins are due to diseases such as phlebitis (inflammation of the veins). Treatment is not always necessary for varicose veins, although severe cases, especially those involving ulcers, require treatment. Often, the varicose veins are removed to let blood flow through the remaining healthy veins. This can be done by surgery (vein stripping) or by a non-invasive procedure called sclerotherapy. In this procedure, saline (salt water) or a chemical solution is injected into the varicose vein. The vein will harden and then disappear.

Contact The Vein Institute

Sydney Medical Specialists, 135 Macquarie St, Sydney

56 Burwood Rd, Burwood, Sydney

Ste 5, Lvl 2, Peter Yorke Bldg C. John James Hospital, 173 Strickland Cres, Deakin

Highpoint Ste 2, 257-259 The Entrance Rd, Erina

Eastbrooke Medical Centre, 4-10 Funston St, Bowral

135 Macquarie St Sydney NSW 2000 Australia