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Conditions & Treatments


Podiatrists are frontline specialists who can pick up on indications of a person’s vascular issues and advice them on the importance of prevention and early invention.

 

What are Spider Veins?

Spider veins are unsightly fine thread like veins often found on the calves and thighs.

 

What are the complications if I leave it be?

Most of the time they are just an unsightly nuisance but if the patient has many patches of spider veins; this might signify the patient’s vein system is not working

 

Can it be cured?

They are treatable but tend to recur at another spot 1-2 years later

Treatment options include Radiofrequency ablation, Diode Laser ablation and injection sclerotherapy and will take typically 2-3 sessions

 

Is it insurance claimable?

Unfortunately if they are only treated in isolation the procedure is not claimable as it is a cosmetic procedure

What are Varicose Veins?

They are bulging, large, tortuous veins found on the thighs and calves

 

What are the complications if I leave it be?

They can cause cramps and soreness and in 20-30% of the time lead to permanent skin damage and ulcers.

 

Can it be cured?

Yes Varicose veins can be treated with minimally invasive procedures with 90% success rate

 

Treatment options include Radiofrequency or Laser Ablation, Chemical Embolisation and Injection sclerotherapy and usually takes just 1 session

Is it insurance claimable?

Varicose veins are a medical problem and most Singaporean Private Integrated Shield Plans reimburse the procedure and follow up fees.

 

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