Varicose Veins are not simply a cosmetic issue. They are a serious medical condition which can result in painful symptoms such as throbbing, swelling and ulcers.
Varicose veins are a type of progressive vein disease, meaning they will only get worse over time if left untreated.
The end stages of the condition can cause the skin below the affected veins to become thin, making it susceptible to bleeding and ulcers.
If you suffer from this unfortunate disease and live in New Zealand, there is some good news – this country has one of the industry’s top experts on hand to help.
Dr Henryk Poczwa
Dr Henryk Poczwa graduated from Otago Medical School in 1977 and worked as a GP in Upper Hutt during the 1980s.
He was a founding member of the College of Appearance Medicine, now called the New Zealand Society of Cosmetic Medicine (NZSCM) since its inception in the early 1990’s.
In 1998, Dr Poczwa founded the Vein and Skin Clinic in Wellington, and since then has treated thousands of patients with varicose veins.
In fact, it was Dr Poczwa who first introduced the revolutionary EVLA laser treatment of varicose veins into New Zealand in 2002, a practice which since has been adopted by numerous Phlebologists and Vascular Surgeons around the country, due to its low risk factors and high success rate.
The leading clinic for varicose vein treatment
The Vein and Skin Clinic is one of the leading clinics in New Zealand for varicose vein treatment.
We also have many years of experience in appearance medicine, including liposuction, mole removal, and skin rejuvenation.
Our team of expert doctors, theatre nurses, cosmetic nurses, friendly clerical staff, as well as vascular ultrasonographers are continually up-skilled, attending educational workshops and industry conferences both home and abroad.
This helps to ensure our patients are receiving the best and most up to date treatments available.
Varicose vein treatment
With two decades of pioneering work in New Zealand, Dr Poczwa has perfected non-surgical varicose vein procedures which will have you walking in and out of the clinic on the same day.
EVLA is the gold standard when it comes to varicose vein treatments, but Dr Poczwa is also an expert in other treatments such as Ultrasound Guided Sclerotherapy, Microsclerotherapy and the latest industry practices such as the Venaseal Closure System.
Although the Vein and Skin Clinic is in Wellington, if you’re in the South Island and can’t make it up to the North Island for treatment, then Dr Poczwa will come to you!
He regularly operates from the Southern Cross hospital in Invercargill as well as Wanaka Medical Centre, offering the same range of varicose vein treatments.
Talk to the varicose vein experts today As one of the pioneers of varicose vein treatment in New Zealand, there is no one better to talk to than Dr Poczwa or his associates Dr Lorraine Smith and Dr Jarrod Newell about your specific and unique condition.
Varicose Veins can affect anyone at any time in their life, and there are an estimated one-in-three people suffering from varicose veins at some point – now there is no need to suffer in silence!
Varicose veins procedures are covered by most insurance companies including NIB First Choice, Sovereign and Southern Cross.
The Vein and Skin Clinic is an affiliated provider to Southern Cross Healthcare.
Contact us today if you want to know more about the treatment options available, would like to book a consultation, or if you have any questions at all.
Our friendly and experienced staff will be happy to help in any way they can.