Patients share their story
Echotherapy for varicose veins
Every patient’s history is unique: read reports from echotherapy patients and find out why they chose to treat their varicose veins with high intensity focussed ultrasound.
Omar, 37 years
«It was literally a real walk-in walk-out treatment experience.»
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I’m a Specialist Venous Surgeon and Phlebologist at The Whiteley Clinic and I generally stand all day whilst treating patients. At the end of my days, my legs often used to feel extremely painful, heavy and restless. As a doctor I knew it was because of my veins – I had 2 incompetent perforator veins.
As I learned Echotherapy would be available and launching at The Whiteley Clinic as a new, completely non-invasive treatment option I knew this was for me, especially as I hate needles. Of course, only if I am the patient.
Echotherapy is not like laser treatment, there is no catheter insertion, just an ultrasound probe which sits on your skin. Only a small volume of local anesthetic was used, a lot less than what is required for other treatment options. I can definitely admit that it was way less painful than laser treatment.
During the treatment I was able to relax on the treatment table and the treatment probe was positioned on my leg. Much to my delight, I didn’t feel much of the pulses at all. Sometimes it would heat up a bit, like if you are holding a cup of tea, but after a few seconds this sensation would disappear. During the evening after the treatment I felt that “something” had happened in my legs, but it was not a feeling of pain. In all honesty, I didn’t have any post-operative pain at all, nor did I have any bruises or discomfort that often comes with other vein treatments.
It was literally a real walk-in walk-out treatment experience. I was treated first thing in the morning and by that afternoon I attended a clinical training which incorporated standing most of the time. The day after the treatment, I continued to work normally and the 2nd day after the treatment I did surgeries all day. To my astonishment, I felt absolutely great! I had a follow up scan and with much excitement I can say my veins are completely closed and the heaviness, restlessness and the pain are completely gone.
The testimonials above represent personal patients’ experiences. These personal experiences are not guaranteed and can vary according to the situation or the person.