Before Vein Treatment
Any surgical or invasive procedure carries risks. For this reason, if you have any doubts after all your questions have been answered, you should seek a second opinion from an appropriately Qualified Health Practitioner.
Understanding Your Vein Treatment
Refer to your Practice Vein Treatment Patient Information Booklet and bring it to EVERY clinic visit.
Ensure you have received and understood the diagnostic results of any Ultrasound Scans or Blood Tests including the following results: Factor V Leiden, Prothrombin Gene Mutation, Factor VIII, Homocysteine, Lupus Anticoagulant, PC, PS, APC, MTHFR
Preparation Before Vein Treatment
Both 4 Weeks prior to and during your treatment please ensure you STOP taking any of the listed medications. (Also these medications should also not be taken for 4 weeks after treatment.)
- Vitamin K
- Oral Contraceptives
- Steroids or hormone replacement therapy (HRT)
Other Preparations Before Vein Treatment
Let us know if you have had a VENOCUFF® operation in the past.
DO NOT smoke cigarettes for 2 weeks prior to, during and after Vein Treatment.
Purchase necessary medication prior to procedure (eg. Clexane™).
Ensure you have NOT booked any long-distance travel (> 4hours) for at least 4 weeks prior to, during, or for 4 weeks after Vein Treatment.
On the Day of Your Vein Procedure or Appointment
Wear slacks or loosely fitted clothing to your appointment, as they will conceal the Compression Stocking. You will be expected to commence your daily walk immediately after the procedure.
Bring your Compression Stocking (GRADE 2 THIGH-HIGH) to each appointment. Stockings may be purchased at the Clinic or your nearest Chemist.
Ensure you have signed the ‘Fees Acknowledgement’ and ‘Consent’ Forms