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varicose veins

Can varicose veins be treated without surgery?

Varicose veins no longer need to be treated with traditional surgery. In fact the more successful method of treating varicose veins is now minimally invasive, meaning the patient no longer needs to go under general anaesthetic – they can in fact drive to their procedure and drive home! Delphi Clinic offers RFA (radio frequency ablation) to treat varicose veins. This procedure is often used in conjunction with ultrasound guided sclerotherapy.

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5 quick facts about varicose veins with Dr Zach Kidman

Dr Zach Kidman is a Fellow of the Australasian College of Phlebology and a Fellow of the Royal New Zealand College of General Practitioners. He obtained his medical degree from Auckland University and went on to complete four years of advanced study specialising in the treatment of venous disorders. We sit down with Dr Zach Kidman to find out 5 quick facts about varicose veins. Varicose veins become curly and

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Varicose veins during pregnancy

What can I do during pregnancy to reduce my varicose vein symptoms?

We’d like to start this post by reassuring you that we can provide some temporary symptom relief during pregnancy if you’re suffering from varicose vein disease. While the ultimate goal of getting rid of your varicose veins may in many instances be left until after pregnancy, there are some simple measures we can begin immediately to provide some relief short term. Varicose veins affect up to 15% of pregnancies and

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Pregnancy and varicose vein symptoms

Will varicose veins go away after pregnancy?

This is a question we get asked a lot. Some women may notice varicose veins for the first time during pregnancy, or experience increasing symptoms as their pregnancy develops. Why does this happen? While pregnancy doesn’t cause varicose veins, if a woman is already predisposed to this disease, pregnancy can be the time that these malfunctioning veins choose to reveal themselves.  Pregnancy puts a lot of pressure on the venous

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What are varicose veins?

The first thing to learn is that the veins in the legs are responsible for transporting blood from the feet and legs, against gravity, back up to the heart. When a person stands still blood begins to build up in the leg veins. And when that same person walks, the calf muscles pump the blood back up to the heart. Normal healthy veins do this job correctly. They have one

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Varicose vein treatments

Are varicose veins covered by insurance?

There is a misconception that varicose veins may not be covered by insurance. This is incorrect. Varicose veins are a medical disease that cause a whole list of problems for patients including painful or irritating symptoms, (see this blog post for what these include), and also cosmetic concerns. In most circumstances, treatments for varicose veins are covered by medical insurance. It is becoming increasingly common that many New Zealand companies

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Are varicose veins blood clots?

Are varicose veins blood clots?

This is a question I’ve been asked before. The short answer is NO – varicose veins are NOT blood clots. But varicose veins have a higher risk of developing blood clots than normal healthy veins. Varicose veins are dilated malfunctioning veins with faulty valves. Blood clots can occur in veins when the blood is moving slowly. Varicose veins often have sluggish slow moving blood. If a varicose vein develops a

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Varicose vein and leg vein disorders treatment

What are the hidden signs of varicose veins?

There are many symptoms that can be associated with varicose vein disease. Many people don’t realise that if they suffer from these symptoms that they may indeed have varicose veins – even if they can’t physically see them. At Delphi Clinic we like to educate our patients to look out for the following in themselves, and also in their friends and family: Itchy Legs Restless Legs Night cramps or aches

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Dr Zach Kidman. Delphi Clinic

Welcome to Delphi Clinic – it’s our very first blog post!

Welcome to Delphi Clinic, thanks for stopping by. I’m Dr Zach Kidman and I have been treating varicose veins and vein related disorders for many years. I’m passionate about providing thorough patient care and my aim is that our clinic continues to be a welcoming and caring environment where patients always feel looked after.  Delphi Clinic offers minimally invasive and effective treatments for treating poorly performing veins – you no

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