The Problem

Varicose veins are swollen, damaged veins. The one-way valves that help keep the blood flowing under lower pressure than arteries stop working properly, leading to backflow and insufficient flow. The veins swell (become congested) with blood and can result in some unpleasant symptoms (the syndrome).

Here at The Private Clinic we treat varicose veins in the pelvis area, vulva and vagina as well as the symptoms of Pelvic Congestion.

Pelvic congestion syndrome sounds rather ominous but broken down it means there is too much blood around the female pelvis with a varying number of symptoms and signs, which can result in varicose veins. Syndrome simply means a collection of common symptoms experienced by people.

Pelvic Congestion

The problem of pelvic congestion usually occurs after puberty, even more so after pregnancy. It can be quite complicated, which is why it is so important to choose a clinic and surgeon.

Signs and symptoms can include bladder and bowel irritation, pelvic aching (often heightened when standing up or when on your period) and discomfort during sexual intercourse. The varicose veins can appear on the inner thighs or back of the thighs as well as around the vagina, as well as develop around the ovaries.

The Problem

Varicose veins are swollen, damaged veins. The one-way valves that help keep the blood flowing under lower pressure than arteries stop working properly, leading to backflow and insufficient flow. The veins swell (become congested) with blood and can result in some unpleasant symptoms (the syndrome).

Our Team

The Private Clinic has only the most experienced Surgeons, Doctors and Nurses in their respective fields, so you can be confident you are in safe hands.


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The treatment for pelvic congestion and pelvic varicose veins is very similar. The treatment typically takes around 90 minutes to perform and is performed under local anaesthetic for most patients. Patients do not feel discomfort during the procedure.

The procedure involves the embolisation of varicose veins. Embolisation is a radiological procedure. Using ultrasound to assist with location, a catheter is inserted into a major vein via a pinhole sized entry point in the skin which is then positioned into the pelvic vein needed to be treated, with the help of X-ray. A small metal coil is inserted through the catheter where it sits in the vein causing it to clot and essentially shut down.

Advantages

  • There is no need for an operation
  • We have a medical team with over 10 years experience regularly treating patients
  • It is minimally invasive, requiring less downtime

Downtime

The procedure requires an overnight stay in hospital. You are advised to fully rest for 72 hours after the procedure, after which you can return to work and normal activities – taking care to avoid strenuous activity until you feel completely comfortable. Some patients report cramp for 24 hours after the procedure but this should not last long.

“I just wanted to say thanks to you all for being such a great team and for making me feel at ease from  the start to finish on the day of my procedure. I was really nervous, but you all made me feel much more comfortable with your warm and friendly approach. I would highly recommend you to anyone and can’t wait to see my final results!” *

London - May 2015

“So impressed, extremely professional, extremely friendly, lovely set up. Felt so relaxed and at ease, would more than highly recommend The Private Clinic and I’m considering having other procedures in the new year. Thank you!” *

Catherine, Leeds - July 2015

“I’m so pleased with the results and it is really life changing for me!” *

Nicole Hopkirk, Former Managing Editor, MSN Health

“Thank you so much. Everyone was so friendly and caring. Could not fault anything. I have already recommended the treatment to everyone.” *

Bristol - July 2015

“I am 100% satisfied. Great doctor and staff. The results are amazing. I feel like a new person. You have the WOW factor!” *

Manchester - August 2015

FAQs

How do Varicose Veins develop?

What are the risks and possible complications?

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Will I be able to fly immediately after my treatment?

Is it possible that the vein might return?

Mr Constantinos Kyriakides, our Consultant Vascular Surgeon at The Private Clinic, is one of a very small number of Surgeons to offer such a procedure in the UK. Mr Kyriakides has been successfully treating patients for a number of years with a lots of success. You will be in very experienced and trained hands at The Private Clinic as our team have over 10 years of experience regularly performing vein procedures.

The practitioners who carry out these vein procedures are highly qualified and have successfully treated many hundreds of patients with expert precision and care. We are also amongst very few in the industry to treat veins under the eyes.

The medical team that perform our pelvic vein procedures have many years of experience, treating patients regularly as well as being fully qualified.

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