Sclerotherapy

Sclerotherapy

Sclerotherapy is a treatment for varicose veins in which a fluid is injected into several parts of the vein. Next, the veins are compressed using a wad of cotton wool, bandage and/or a tight-fitting stocking. The injected fluid causes the vein walls to stick together and to shrivel up in just a few weeks. The blood will then be forced to flow through the other veins. There are a sufficient number of other veins in the legs to take over the task of these varicose veins.

The advantages of sclerotherapy are that many veins can be treated simultaneously and that it is a minimally invasive treatment. The disadvantages of sclerotherapy are that you will need to wear elastic compression stockings after treatment for several days or even weeks, and that sometimes new tiny veins or (temporary) pigment spots occur.

Any questions?

If you have any questions, please contact us during consultation hours at 020 8203465.

Prices and reimbursements

Sclerotherapy €185.00 (per leg, max. 20 min.)
Elastic compression stockings €10.00 (per stocking)

Reimbursements

Sclerotherapy is usually not covered by health insurance (sometimes it is covered by supplementary health insurance). You must have a referral note from your GP for all treatments covered by health insurance.
If you have not been referred by your GP, the costs of the first consultation amount to €335.00 (including duplex scan and treatment plan).

Any questions?

If you have any questions, please contact us during consultation hours at 020 8203465.

Waiting time indication

Dermatology
3 8

Days

Gynaecology
1 7

Days

Proctology
8 0

Days

Phlebology
2 1

Days

If you find the waiting time too long, you can always contact us or ask your health care provider for waiting list mediation. Your health care provider can support you in this, so that you may be able to receive assistance more quickly. The maximum acceptable waiting time that healthcare providers and health insurers have jointly agreed upon (the Treek norm) for access to the outpatient clinic and diagnostics is 4 weeks. The maximum acceptable waiting time for treatment is 7 weeks.

Waiting time indication

Dermatology
3 8

Days

Gynaecology
1 7

Days

Proctology
8 0

Days

Phlebology
2 1

Days

If you find the waiting time too long, you can always contact us or ask your health care provider for waiting list mediation. Your health care provider can support you in this, so that you may be able to receive assistance more quickly. The maximum acceptable waiting time that healthcare providers and health insurers have jointly agreed upon (the Treek norm) for access to the outpatient clinic and diagnostics is 4 weeks. The maximum acceptable waiting time for treatment is 7 weeks.