This checklist will help you prepare for your treatment. Make sure you read it carefully and have met all the requirements before undergoing treatment.

  • Read and bring your Vein Treatment Patient Information Booklet to every treatment session.
  • Ensure you have received and understood the results of:
    • Your diagnostic imaging tests (ultrasound scans etc).
    • Your blood tests (factor V Leiden, prothrombin gene mutation, factor VIII, homocysteine, lupus anticoagulant, PC, PS, APC, MTHFR
  • For at least 4 weeks prior to, during and 4 weeks after sclerotherapy & endovenous laser treatment, stop all medication containing:
    • Iron
    • Steroids or hormone replacement therapy (HRT)
    • Oral Contraceptives
    • Vitamin K
    • Tetracycline
  • Ensure you have not booked any long-distance travel (longer than 4 hours duration) for at least 4 weeks prior to, during, and 4 weeks after vein treatment.
  • Let us know if you have had a Venocuff operation in the past.
  • Make sure you wear slacks or loosely fitted clothing to your appointment, as they will conceal the compression stocking, and comfortable shoes. 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.
  • Do not smoke cigarettes for 2 weeks prior to, during, and 2 weeks after vein treatment.
  • On the advice of your doctor, purchase necessary medication prior to procedure (e.g. Clexane™ – a blood thinning drug).

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