Varicose Vein Treatment Sydney

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Feeling embarrassed with what you wear? Low self-confidence during summertime? Constant leg pain? Why put up with it when you do not have to? With over 500 procedures a year, we are your Northern Beaches and North Shore vein specialists.

Vein Doctors Syndey can assist with several varicose vein treatment options giving you relief from this uncomfortable condition.

What are varicose veins?

Varicose veins are a type of venous disease. They are abnormal veins (blood vessels), twisted and enlarged, commonly seen on the legs. They occur when the valves in the veins become weak and are unable to efficiently carry blood back to the heart. Varicose veins can cause aching, swelling, and skin discolouration.

Generally benign, varicose veins do not pose a severe health threat. However, certain conditions may result from untreated venous incompetence. These include bleeding, skin ulceration, superficial vein thrombosis or deep vein thrombosis. If left untreated it may cause other issues including leg ulcers.

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Varicose Veins are abnormal veins that have become twisted and enlarged, commonly seen on the legs.

Cause of Varicose Veins

Varicose veins are caused by weakened or damaged valves in the veins and can be caused by a variety of factors including:


  • Heredity: Varicose veins can be caused by genetics. If someone in your family has them, you may be more likely to get them.
  • Ageing: As you get older, the valves in your veins weaken and become less efficient. This can cause increased pressure in the veins and lead to varicose veins.
  • Pregnancy: During pregnancy, the extra weight of the baby puts extra pressure on your veins, which can cause them to become enlarged.
  • Obesity: If you are overweight, it can put extra pressure on your veins, leading to an increased risk of developing varicose veins.
  • Prolonged standing or sitting: Standing or sitting for long periods of time can put extra pressure on your veins, leading to them becoming enlarged and varicose.

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Symptoms of Varicose Veins

Varicose veins can cause discomfort and a range of other problems, including:
  • Pain
  • Aching, heavy legs
  • Swollen ankles and feet
  • Throbbing, cramping, or burning sensation in the legs
  • Itching around one or more of the veins
  • Discoloured skin around the affected veins
  • Ulcers on the skin near the affected veins
  • Skin thickening and darkening near the affected veins
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Painful, aching throbbing legs may be a sign of varicose veins.

Diagnosing Varicose Veins

Varicose veins are usually diagnosed by performing a clinical assessment and detailed venous ultrasound. Dr McConnell is able to provide an accurate varicose vein diagnosis and develop a patient-specific treatment plan.

Benefits of Varicose Vein Removal

There are numerous benefits to having varicose veins removed which include:

  • Improved appearance: Varicose veins can be unsightly, so removing them can help restore a smooth, attractive look to your legs.
  • Improved circulation: Removal of varicose veins can improve blood flow, which can help alleviate aching and throbbing in the legs, as well as reduce the risk of blood clots.
  • Reduced risk of complications: Removal of varicose veins reduces the risk of complications such as skin ulcers, discolouration, and bleeding.
  • Reduced skin sensitivity: Removal of varicose veins can reduce the sensitivity of the skin around the affected area, providing relief from itching and discomfort.
  • Reduced risk of infection: Removal of varicose veins can reduce the risk of infection, which can cause further complications.
  • Treatments leave minimal scarring

Varicose Vein Removal Treatment Sydney

Vein Doctors Sydney offers the latest, minimally invasive and most advanced treatments for varicose veins. These include sclerotherapy, endovenous laser ablation, radiofrequency ablation, medical glue treatment and ambulatory phlebectomy. We also offer conservative management options including compression stockings.

Our highly skilled team will tailor a patient-specific treatment plan for the best results, ensuring our patients feel comfortable and confident throughout the process. Varicose vein treatment options include:

  • Sclerotherapy is a minimally invasive treatment that involves the injection of a sclerosant solution into the affected vein. The solution irritates the inner lining of the vein and causes it to collapse and seal shut.
  • Endovenous laser ablation and radiofrequency ablation involve inserting a catheter and administration of a heat source to the diseased vein.
  • A relatively new treatment for varicose veins is Medical Glue Treatment (VenaSeal). This involves the injection of a special medical-grade glue into the diseased vein, which essentially seals the vein shut.
  • Ambulatory phlebectomy is an outpatient surgical procedure removing the visible, bulging, and diseased varicose vein branches.
  • Compression stockings are a type of hosiery that is worn to improve blood flow, helping to alleviate varicose vein symptoms and reduce the risk of developing varicose veins. Compression stockings are available in a variety of compression levels, depending on the amount of pressure required for your particular condition

The appropriate treatment plan will be tailored to your specific condition, taking into consideration the size and location of your varicose veins, as well as your overall health.

Before and After

These are the results of our patients after having varicose vein treatment.

Varicose Vein Treatment Cost in Sydney

The cost of varicose vein treatment at any of our clinics in Sydney is dependent on the treatment recommended for your individual condition.

After an initial consultation, we can provide detailed costing of the treatment, and if any Medicare rebates apply.

Please contact us for more information on costs.

Why Choose Us

  • Minimally Invasive Treatments with a Higher Success Rate
    Our minimally invasive procedures offer fewer risks, a quicker recovery, and higher success rates than open surgery.
  • 98% Cure Rate
    Following our non-surgical treatments patients are recovering much quicker with a cure rate of 98%.
  • Vascular Ultrasound Technology
    Onsite ultrasound service is available. It is a safe and effective way to assess the blood flow in the arteries or veins.
  • Experience Proven by 1000s of Patients
    We’ve performed 1000s of endovascular procedures and transformed the lives of over 2500 patients
  • Expert Assistance by our Friendly and Trained Specialists
    Our practice promotes a relaxed and friendly atmosphere where patients are provided with accurate information based on the latest research and technology
  • Everything Under One Roof
    At Vein Doctors we’re committed to providing complete, integrated care under one roof. From diagnosis and treatment to prevention.
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Free Consultation and Vein Screening*

This consultation is the perfect way for you to learn about what we can do to help you become free of the pain and discomfort of your varicose veins. From start to finish a consultation takes about 45 minutes and the valuable information you will receive will enable you to make important healthcare decisions about your varicose veins.

  • A comprehensive venous ultrasound will be performed
  • A vascular doctor will discuss the results with you, answer any questions you may have and present various treatment options
  • A personalised treatment plan will be provided based on the results of your vein assessment.
  • After your consultation, it is important to know that our team are on hand to answer any further questions and to support you through your journey
*A valid GP referral is required to claim this offer

Our Expert Doctor

Dr Ryan McConnell

Dr McConnell is an Australian-trained Endovascular Specialist and Interventional Neuroradiologist, possessing extensive experience in minimally invasive procedures.

Annually, he performs more than 500 endovascular procedures. His medical education began at Flinders University, where he earned a Bachelor of Medicine and a Bachelor of Surgery.

He completed specialty training in Radiology at Royal North Shore Hospital, followed by a Fellowship in Interventional Radiology and a two-year Fellowship in Neurointervention, for which he was awarded CCINR accreditation.

Dr McConnell holds a consultant visiting medical officer positions at Northern Beaches Hospital, Royal Prince Alfred Hospital and Nepean Private Hospital. He remains actively involved in medical student/registrar teaching and research.

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How to schedule a consultation

For more information on our services and the cost of each service, or to schedule a consultation at our clinic, please contact us at one of the following:

Our Vein Clinics Locations in Sydney

Vein Doctors Sydney Manly

Suite 503, 39 East Esplanade, Manly NSW 2095

Our Open Hours:
8:30 am – 5 pm
Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday

Vein Doctors Sydney St Leonards

North Shore Health Hub Suite 3, Level 2, Tower A/7 Westbourne St, St Leonards NSW 2065, Australia

Our Open Hours:
8:30am – 5pm
Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday

Vein Doctors Sydney Kingswood

Suite 5, Level 3/13 Barber Ave, Kingswood NSW 2747, Australia

Our Open Hours:
8:30 am – 5 pm
Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday


If you require more information on varicose vein treatment, please read our most frequently asked questions:

Medicare does cover some varicose vein treatments for those who qualify. The eligibility requirements for coverage under Medicare are based on the medical necessity of the procedure.
Varicose veins cannot be fixed on your own. Treatment for varicose veins must be done by a medical professional. Treatment to improve vein health may include lifestyle changes, compression stockings, sclerotherapy, endovenous ablation or surgery.

There is no fast easy solution to varicose veins. The best approach is to make lifestyle changes to reduce the symptoms. These include regular exercise, avoiding sitting or standing for long periods of time, wearing compression stockings, and elevating your legs when possible.


If lifestyle changes do not help, you may want to consult with a doctor to discuss medical treatments such as sclerotherapy, endovenous ablation, or surgery.

Varicose veins are caused by weakened or damaged valves in the veins. When the valves are weakened or damaged, they cannot keep the blood flowing in one direction, causing it to back up and pool in the veins, leading to varicose veins.
Varicose veins are most commonly found on the legs, especially around the calf and ankle areas. They can also appear on the face, abdomen, scrotum, and vulva.
Spider veins are small, thin veins that look like webs of blue and red lines that are close to the surface of the skin. Varicose veins are larger, swollen, and twisted veins that may look lumpy or bulging and are usually dark blue or purple in colour.

This information is not intended to be used for diagnosis or treatment. It is aimed at presenting a perspective only and is not a substitute for a prescription. Anyone experiencing a medical condition should consult their doctor.

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