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Ultrasound Guided Sclerotherapy (UGS)

Ultrasound guided sclerotherapy, also known as echosclerotherapy, is used to treat veins that are difficult to see and inject. By using an ultrasound machine, deeper veins are easier to visualise, dramatically lowering the need for surgery.

This technique can replace surgery and is especially useful for veins that recur after surgery.

In Summary:

  • UGS is a highly specialised office procedure that is safe and effective in experienced hands .
  • Ultrasound is used to treat dysfunctional veins that are difficult to see or are hidden beneath the skin.
  • It involves injecting a sclerosant solution into the abnormal veins (using ultrasound guidance), that causes the vein wall to collapse. The veins dissolve and disappear as the body gradually absorbs them.
  • This technique can replace surgery and is especially useful for veins that recur after surgery.
  • No surgery, no time off work, no anaesthesia, no scars or stitches, continue normal daily activities, much lower cost compared to surgery or endovenous laser.