Varicose Vein Surgery at The Art of Vein Care

Looking for varicose vein surgery in Sydney? If you are suffering from varicose veins then you can visit The Art of Vein Care at Soma Wellness in Gregory Hills. The Art of Vein care provides advanced varicose vein surgery.

Why Might I Need Varicose Vein Surgery?

Varicose veins are twisted, enlarged veins. Any superficial vein may become varicose. But, the veins most commonly affected are those in your legs. That’s because walking increases the pressure in the veins of your lower body.

For many people, varicose veins are like spider veins. Spider veins are a common mild variation of varicose veins. They become more of a cosmetic concern than a health concern. For other people, varicose veins can cause aching pain and discomfort in the legs. 

Varicose veins can sometimes lead to serious problems. To avoid this, many people opt for varicose vein surgery. Varicose vein surgery requires self-care measures to be put into place afterwards. This follows the procedure by a specialist to close or remove veins.

Symptoms of Varicose Veins

Varicose veins may not cause any pain at all. But, signs that you may have varicose veins include:

  • Veins that are dark purple or blue in colour
  • Veins that appear twisted and bulging
  • Veins that look like cords on your legs

However, many people experience painful symptoms of varicose veins. This is when they may require varicose vein surgery. Symptoms include:

  • A heavy feeling in your legs that creates pain
  • Burning, throbbing and swelling in your legs
  • Worsened pain after sitting or standing for a longer period of time
  • Itching around the varicose vein area

How Are Varicose Veins Treated? 

Here is a common question that many people search for. This is when they are considering varicose vein surgery. To help you understand the best varicose vein treatment available, we have come up with the answers.

Compression Stockings

This is the simplest solution. It can give significant relief from the symptoms of varicose veins. But, it is the least satisfactory. The NICE guidelines state that if the patient is fit for thermal ablation (radiofrequency or laser), then they should have the definitive treatment.


This involves injecting a solution (either liquid or foam) into the varicose veins. The injection is usually done using ultrasound guidance so that the injection is highly accurate. Then the solution is injected into the correct spot (ultrasound-guided sclerotherapy – UGS). The solution creates a reaction in the vein wall which blocks it off. This causes it to become like a thread of scar tissue under the skin.

Thermal Ablation

This is used for the main superficial vein feeding the varicose veins. It includes endovenous laser ablation (EVLT) and radiofrequency ablation. They both use heat to destroy the vein. The technique is similar for both. A fine fibre is placed in the vein under local anaesthetic using ultrasound. It is passed from the calf up to the groin. The vein is then made numb and the vein is “ablated” using heat.


This is a relatively new technique. The long term results are not known, but there are quite a few benefits. Tumescent anaesthesia is not required.  Some practitioners believe that it is not necessary to use compression after the process has been performed.

The Art of Vein Care

The Art of Vein Care is not only dedicated to varicose vein surgery. There are many other vein problems in which The Art of Vein Care can help with. Here is a list of vein health solutions they offer.