Swollen Heavy Legs?

Swollen Heavy Legs?

December 09, 2022

If you have swollen heavy legs at the end of the day this could be a sign of faulty valves inside your veins.​

Varicose veins can be effectively treated at Candover Clinic using radiofrequency ablation. This is performed as a walk-in walk-out service under local anaesthetic to seal the vein. This is a very safe procedure with rapid recovery and is the gold standard for treating varicose veins as recommended by NICE (the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence).​

Radiofrequency ablation is performed under local anaesthetic where a catheter is introduced into the vein under ultrasound guidance. The catheter tip has a heated probe which seals the vein closed. The patient does not feel the heat or pain as the vein has been numbed with local anaesthetic. The procedure takes approximately 30 minutes to perform.​

Mr Chaudery provides this service at Candover Clinic within our Chiltern Suite, newly opened in our outpatients department. For more information on varicose veins visit this page Varicose Veins or to book an appointment contact our enquiry team on 01256 315010 or email info.candover@hhft.nhs.uk

For more information or to book an appointment, please call 01256 315010 or email info.candover@hhft.nhs.uk