The Royal Free Hospital is an internationally renowned NHS teaching hospital based in Hampstead, London offering a wide range of acute medical services, including the most advanced Vein and Vascular Treatments.
As part of the vascular services, Compression Advisory and Vital Active are working alongside The Royal Free London Private Patients Unit to provide the most up-to-date, world class advice and treatments for patients with Varicose and Thread vein issues.
The Royal Free Hospital has set up a new, fully NHS approved division - the Royal Free Hadley Wood. The hospital offers a specialist Vein Advisory clinic, including the most advanced EVLT treatments led by specialist Royal Free Vascular Consultant Dr. Joe Brookes.
EVLT (Endovenous Laser Therapy) also known as EVLA, RFA, VNUS and ELA is an ultrasound-guided procedure that uses a laser fibre to seal damaged veins which then disintegrate and absorb into the body as part of the normal healing process. This results in the external appearance of varicose veins disappearing. On average the treatment takes less than an hour under local anaesthetic.
“EVLT is fast becoming a gold standard treatment for varicose veins”
The National Institute for Clinical Excellence (NICE).
EVLT is a minimally invasive procedure that is highly effective, leaves no scars and allows you to return home the same day as the process only requires local anaesthetic. Patients are usually advised to return to their everyday routine immediately, however strenuous activity should be avoided for one to two days.
After EVLT therapy it is advised patients use compression socks to aid their recovery. You can view our range of products here or contact our team of specialists for a consultation.