Welcome to VeinsNz: Our New site dedicated to the Treatment of Varicose Veins
Varicose veins affect up to 30% of the population producing a variety of symptoms and signs from thread veins, restless legs and aching calves to more serious symptoms and signs of venous hypertension. This may include pain and swelling (increased venous pressure), itching (varicose eczema), hard painful red lumps (thrombophlebitis) to skin break down (venous ulceration) and even bleeding. Whilst varicose veins are relatively common there's very little information on the treatment options available. Peter Laws is a specialist vascular surgeon in Christchurch and minimally invasive vein enthusiast. In addition to open surgery he offers, endo-venous laser therapy, radio frequency ablation (VNUS / Venefit Closure Procedure) and ultrasound guided foam sclerotherapy. He has developed this site VeinsNz.com in conjunction with his varicose vein clinic in christchurch to help you make an informed decision. He will be visiting the site on a regular basis and updating the information according to feed back from the blog and the submission form below. Please use the links for more information our the bookings page if you want to discuss treatment of your varicose veins in person. Whilst quality and transparency are priceless I'm often asked about the price of a particular procedure. To help you make the right decision I've added a list of prices for non insured patients. This is a guide to help you make the right decision and whilst it may be subject to change over time there are no hidden costs. Please feel free to use the feed back forms or rateme pages if you have any concerns. Peter also works at Christchurch public Hospital so please remember if you're not insured a number of these treatment options may still be available in the public sector.