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Varicose Vein Treatments

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YourGP offers a range of innovative, non-surgical treatments for varicose veins. These are performed by Dr. Kieran McBride. He is a leading international specialist in the field and Medical Director of the Scottish Vein Centre.

Varicose veins can be unsightly and painful, however, conventional surgical techniques have poor results and produce high rates of recurrence. The modern non-surgical varicose vein treatments we offer provide an alternative and highly effective cure.

We offer a wide range of non-surgical techniques, including Laser ablation (EVLA), radiofrequency ablation (RFA) and ClariVein non-thermal vein ablation/sclerosis. The treatment used depends on the size, location, depth and nature of the veins being treated.

The benefits of these non-surgical approaches include:

  • They provide a walk in/walk out personalised service
  • No general anaesthetic or hospital admission is required
  • They offer rapid recovery and return to work

We also provide a vascular screening service that includes assessment of lower limb circulation, screening for abdominal aortic aneurysms and carotid artery stroke risk assessment. Private general abdominal and pelvic ultrasound scanning is also available on request.

The latest guidelines published by the official health advisors, NICE (the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence) state that old-fashioned surgery should only be considered as a last resort when other methods are unavailable or unsuitable.

How It Works

When you come in for your initial consultation you will be given a Doppler ultrasound scan to check both superficial and deep veins for faulty valves. Your best treatment options will then be discussed and you will be booked in for your treatment session.

Our non-surgical treatments are carried out using local anaesthetics at our clinic. Most patients are able to walk out of the treatment room.

  • In Laser ablation (EVLA) and radiofrequency ablation (RFA) heat is delivered directly to the vein with a special wire or fibre; this closes down the vein completely, without removing it or leaving a scar.
  • ClariVein non-thermal vein ablation/sclerosis uses chemicals and direct abrasion to close down the vein.



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What Our Customers Have To Say

“I compared other vein clinics before deciding on the Scottish Vein Centre. I made the right choice and I highly recommend Dr McBride and the Scottish Vein Centre. Their patient care, professionalism and value for money was exemplary”
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