Mr Naughton is trained and experienced in using modern surgical techniques to treat vein and arterial conditions. Below are some of the most popular procedures performed by Vein Clinic Dublin.
Radiofrequency Ablation (Venefit) of Varicose Veins
This keyhole operation involves treating the varicose veins via a small (1cm) incision. The procedure is usually performed with the use of sedation administered by a consultant anaesthetist.
This ‘superglue’ treatment is performed using a technique very similar to RFA. Instead of delivering heat into the vein a glue is introduced causing the vein to block off.
ClariVein® works by using a small rotating tip on the end of a catheter placed inside the leaking vein. The vein is blocked using a combination of a rotator device and foam. Like Radiofrequency Ablation and Venaseal this technique is performed by a small incision remote to the leaky valve and is associated with small scars, minimal pain and early recovery.
Varicose Vein Avulsions (Phlebectomy)
Varicose Vein Avulsions involve making small slit-like incisions in the leg. A hook is introduced to remove or tease out those bulging varicose veins close to the skin. Frequently avulsions of varicose veins is performed to compliment the results of radiofrequency ablation, venaseal and Clarivein.
Sclerotherapy is a procedure used to eliminate spider veins and small varicose veins. The procedure is performed in minor theatre and does not require sedation or anaesthesia therefore it is performed as an ambulatory (walk in, walk out) service. Sclerotherapy involves an injection of a solution (sclerosant) directly into the vein causing it to block and fade away.
EVLA stands for Endovenous Laser Ablation, it is also sometimes referred to as EVLT (Endovenous Laser Therapy). This technique is very similar to
Circulation and Arterial Procedures
Peripheral Arterial Disease (Poor Circulation)
Procedures include minimally invasive interventions like balloon angioplasty and stenting. In some circumstances open operations are required.
Carotid Artery Disease
Treatment is based upon the degree of stenosis present, and whether the patient is symptomatic (i.e. whether the patient has had a recent TIA or stroke as a result of their carotid disease). Degree of stenosis is detected on duplex ultrasound scanning. All patients with documented carotid stenosis should commence conservative and medical management. This… Read more »
Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm
Repair of an aneurysm is performed either by an open surgical operation or by the less invasive Endovascular Aortic Repair (EVAR), based on the individual patient’s anatomy and general health.