Dr Hugh Wall is currently treating varicose veins in the surgery. Hugh has a post graduate qualification in sclerotherapy from the Australian College of Phlebology and is experienced in treating cosmetic and more serious problem leg veins from spider veins to large varicose veins.
Sclerotherapy is an effective, non-invasive treatment which involves injecting veins directly or under ultrasound guidance, with a sclerosant, which removes the veins permanently.
While Dr Wall can do the ultrasound guided sclerotherapy as well as direct vision sclerotherapy in the surgery, some patients are best treated with endovenous laser ablation or other procedures for which they will need to be referred on.
Treatment begins with a standard consultation where an initial assessment is made and the best course of action can be determined. As a guide, most patients will require two sessions of direct vision sclerotherapy at $250 per session. Additional costs are: sclerosant at $25 per session and graduated compression stockings at around $150 a per (fully refundable from most private health funds).
Patients with more extensive varicose veins, may require ultrasound-guided sclerotherapy to treat a refluxing GSV. This is charged at $600 per leg with a medicare rebate of $97. In addition, these patients will likely require 2 sessions of direct vision sclerotherapy.