Information for the public

What has NICE said?

Endovenous mechanochemical ablation for varicose veins is safe enough and works well enough for use in the NHS

What does this mean for me?

Your health professional should fully explain what is involved in having this procedure, and discuss the possible benefits and risks with you. You should also be told how to find more information about the procedure. All of this should happen before you decide whether you want to have this procedure or not.

Other comments from NICE

NICE heard that the procedure might also be useful for treating short saphenous veins and in patients with venous leg ulcers.

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