Medical jargon can sometimes be confusing to understand and for those unfamiliar with the treatment of varicose veins it’s far too easy to opt for traditional surgical procedures, when you don’t really need it. Exploring modern medical treatments first is always the best option and Dr Kemp of The Leg Vein Doctor learnt this from experience.
Dr Nicholas Kemp says he noticed he had started to get varicose veins in his mid 20s.
“Even though I was a doctor I just thought the simple fix would be to cut them out…but gradually I became aware they were growing back again. Several years later I knew that I would require further treatment,” Dr Kemp says.
After researching the problem he realised surgery was not the answer and modern non-invasive techniques were the best practice for treatment. He says this set him on a pathway of learning which changed the course of his medical career and the creation of The Leg Vein Doctor clinic.
He explains the treatment has become a simple ‘walk-in/walk-out’ procedure at his clinic, by using ultrasound mapping to assess the venous disease through the skin, by selecting foam over liquid sclerosants and using endovenous laser ablation to seal the varicose veins, rather than removing them by vascular surgery (‘vein stripping’).
Having suffered with varicose veins and undergone both surgical and non-surgical treatment, Dr Kemp believes he is in a good position to explain to patients why the treatments offered at the clinic are now considered best practice globally for venous disease.
Visit the website for details on the new purpose built Toowong clinic.
5/35 Woodstock Rd, Toowong
P 3720 9912 www.thelegveindoctor.com
Please note that this post has been sponsored. However, all opinions expressed by the writer are genuine and in their own words.