Varicose Vein Treatment Auckland

If you are wondering about your varicose veins or spider veins, make that appointment with Specialist Vein Health today and put your mind at rest.

Varicose Veins Causes, Treatments, and Removal in Auckland, NZ

Do you have varicose veins? Varicose veins can often be uncomfortable and annoying to some people. Come and talk to one of our team members for a consultation regarding your varicose veins.

What Are Varicose Veins

Varicose veins are gnarled and enlarged veins. Veins are blood vessels that carry blood back to the heart. Any vein can become varicose, but the most commonly affected are veins in your legs and feet. Varicose veins left untreated will not improve but rather slowly worsen over time.

What Causes Varicose Veins

In our bodies, there are one-way valves in the veins that stop blood falling back to your feet when you stand up. These valves sometimes fail. When this happens blood pools in your legs, which gives symptoms of discomfort, aching, swelling, skin changes or more serious skin damage (ulcers).

Varicose Vein Treatment and Removal

At Specialist Vein Health, we offer two main treatments, these are sclerotherapy and radiofrequency ablation, also known as RFA.

What Is Sclerotherapy For Varicose Veins

Sclerotherapy is a treatment that intentionally damages the lining of varicose veins by injecting a chemical, called a sclerosant, into the vein and inducing a chemical phlebitis or inflammation. By doing this and then applying pressure the vein walls stick together. The vein can then no longer fill with blood and so it is obliterated. The compression applied after the injection is an essential part of the therapy.

Find out more about sclerotherapy here.

What Is Radiofrequency Ablation (RFA) For Varicose Veins

Radiofrequency Ablation (RFA) is a modern alternative to traditional invasive surgical vein stripping. With this procedure, there is no need for bed rest, inactivity, hospital admission or general anaesthetic. No incisions are made meaning there are no scars. It is also considered to have a lower recurrence rate compared with surgical stripping.

Find out more about radiofrequency ablation here.

Meet The Team At Our Auckland Clinic

Rhys Thomas 


Dr Thomas grew up in Wales and graduated from the University of Wales College of Medicine with a commendation in 2008. 

After completing basic medical training in Wales in Wales, Dr Thomas moved to New Zealand in 2012 and started training in Emergency medicine.   Dr Thomas became a Fellow of the Australasian College of Emergency Medicine in 2019 and has worked as an Emergency Medicine Specialist within Auckland DHBs since then. 

Dr Thomas’ interest in varicose vein procedures comes from his enjoyment of ultrasound-based procedures, which are a regular part of his Emergency Department role. 

Dr Thomas has trained under vascular specialists to gain his phlebology qualification. 

Outside of his work, Dr Thomas maintains a balanced life as a busy husband and father to a young family, playing sports and enjoying outdoor pursuits such as ocean swimming and mountaineering. 

Meet The Team At Our Auckland Clinic

Sergei Tchijov   

Dr Tchijov is an Auckland Vascular and Endovascular Surgeon and a Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons. He is vocationally registered with the New Zealand Medical Council and a member of the New Zealand Vascular Society and the Australia and New Zealand Society of Vascular Surgeons.

Dr Tchijov has been trained in both surgical and minimally invasive endovascular (keyhole) techniques and vascular ultrasound through several centres of excellence in Australia and New Zealand, including rotations at Gold Coast Hospital (QLD), Wollongong Hospital (NSW), Auckland City Hospital, Waikato Hospital, Wellington Hospital and Christchurch Hospital.

Sergei is a Consultant Vascular Surgeon who has been working at Middlemore Hospital (Counties Manukau District Health Board) since March 2018. His public and private practice involves all aspects of Vascular Surgery, with a strong interest in minimally invasive therapies for varicose veins and therapies for carotid, aortic, upper and lower limb vascular disease.

Dr Tchijov provides comprehensive vascular service including thorough clinical assessment, imaging, specialist advice and an extensive range of modern treatments for patients with various arterial and venous conditions complete with tailored care and postoperative follow-up to optimise recovery.

Dr Tchijov lives a balanced life spending time travelling, playing sports, listening to music and spending time enjoying the outdoors. 

Varicose Vein Clinic Auckland

Our vein specialists in Auckland use the most advanced and effective procedures to treat your varicose veins. This mean that you receive:

  • A day procedure
  • Minimal time off work post procedure
  • Significant reduction in the cost of the service
  • Little or no scarring
  • Minimal pain

Procedures are walk-in-walk-out and you are in experienced, safe hands. No referral is needed for treatment, contact us now.

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