Treatment of Varicose Veins and Other Problems with VeinsRegular price $125.00 Save $-125.00
Treatment of Varicose Veins and Other Problems with Veins – patient information to assist informed consent
This RACS patient education pamphlet provides information on the treatment of varicose veins. The topics discussed include:
- Anatomy and physiology of veins
- Varicose veins and spider veins
- Symptoms of abnormal veins, such as eczema and skin ulcers
- Non-surgical treatment options, such as surgical support stockings and bandages
The surgical removal of varicose veins is described in detail for severe cases and patients at risk of serious problems. Other treatment options outlined include:
- Endovenous laser therapy (ELT)
- Radiofrequency ablation
- Injection sclerotherapy
This leaflet can be a useful tool for patients as the benefits, risks and limitations of treatment are discussed in detail. The possible complications of surgery and injection treatment are listed to assist the informed-consent process.
Mi-tec publishes 31 Royal Australasian College of Surgeons patient information brochures. The treatment of varicose veins is described in plain English to assist the patients’ understanding of health information and to help patients make informed decisions. The RACS patient information brochures are printed in five-colour on high-quality A4 sheets.