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Clarivein for Varicose Veins at CIRSE

by – September 26, 2015

Clarivein is a local anaesthetic treatment for varicose veins. It only needs one small pin hole per vein treated. It is also called MOCA (Mechanochemical Ablation).

Unlike laser and radiofrequency, Clarivein only needs one local anaesthetic injection per vein treated. There is no heat used and so no risk of getting burns to skin or nerves.

Prof Mark Whiteley teaching doctors about Clarivein MOCA for Varicose Veins treatment at CIRSE in Lisbon

Prof Mark Whiteley teaching doctors about Clarivein (MOCA) for Varicose Veins treatment at CIRSE in Lisbon

Clarivein is based on a wire that rotates inside the vein, and sclerotherapy solution that then closes the damaged vein. The whole process is performed under ultrasound control.

Prize winning research from The Whiteley Clinic showed how the combination of the rotating wire and the sclerotherapy cause the permanent destruction of the vein (Bronze award at the ACP, Phoenix 2014).

In addition, the research team at The Whiteley Clinic and University of Surrey published a paper showing how the system worked with different combinations of treatment – http://www.jvsvenous.org/article/S2213-333X(14)00115-2/abstract

Prof Mark Whiteley teaching doctors about Clarivein MOCA for Varicose Veins treatment at CIRSE in Lisbon 26 Sept 2015

Prof Mark Whiteley teaching doctors about Clarivein (AKA MOCA) for Varicose Veins treatment at CIRSE in Lisbon, Portugal

Clarivein at The Whiteley Clinic

Clarivein is one of the new endovenous techniques that are available at The Whiteley Clinic as part of The Whiteley Protocol®.

Not everybody is suitable for Clarivein treatment and your doctor will discuss if it is a good option in your case.

Clarivein has particular advantages in the following situations:

  • Patients who have thread veins or very few bulging varicose veins, but need closure of the major underlying venous trunks
  • Patient who want to have the minimum number of injections as part of their treatment
  • Patients with severe skin changes or leg ulcers in the lower legs
  • Patient who need treatment for their small saphenous vein or Giacomini vein

Please contact us is you want more information.

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