Varicose Veins (VV) are dilated and twisted veins of the leg that can range in severity from

Thread or Spider Veins (also known as telangectasia) to Reticular Veins to Truncal Veins.

VV are extremely common, affecting up to 50% of the adult population.


Some people with VV have no problems with them and so do not seek medical advice.


However, VV can lead to a wide range of medical problems including:


The key to a successful outcome from VV treatment is a sound understanding of the pattern and severity of disease.


As clinical examination alone can be unreliable, as recommended

by the National Institute of Clinical and Health Excellence (NICE)

all patients at MVC undergo a Venous Duplex Ultrasound Scan

before any treatment is planned or undertaken.



Midland Vein Centres offer four types of treatment for VV:




Further information regarding Varicose Vein Surgery can be found at the Circulation Foundation and the Vascular Society of Great Britain and Ireland 

To download our comprehensive Patient Information Sheet, please click here.

An Overview of Varicose Vein and the Treatments Offered at MVC

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