The Belfast Vein Clinic
Mr Denis Harkin MD FRCS FEBVS, Consultant Vascular Surgeon
Patient Information
Varicose Veins
Thread Veins
Vein Assessment
Vein Treatments
Vein Treatments


Specific treatments are best considered on discussion with a qualified Vascular Surgeon and will be tailored to the individuals needs. In many cases, non-surgical treatments are preferred as modern vein care often avoids the need for traditional surgery. Options include:

Injection Sclerotherapy involves micro-injections of a sclerosant solution as an outpatient procedure and may be ideal for small veins and thread veins.

Ultrasound-guided Foam Sclerotherapy involves injection of a sclerosant foam by ultrasound guidance as an outpatient procedure and may be ideal for larger veins.

Radiofrequency Ablation of Varicose Veins involves a special catheter introduced into the vein under local-anaesthetic as a day-case procedure to treat large veins.

Conventional Vein Surgery involves surgical removal of veins often as a day-case procedure and can treat all large veins and remains the commonest treatment for Varicose Veins.

The most appropriate treatment may involve a combination of the above treatment options.

We offer tailored packages to suit your individual needs. Please note that the following treatment information is for guidance only.




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