An initial venous duplex ultrasound scan is often performed before your first visit to the Vein & Laser Centre to determine whether there are any veins hidden under the surface of the skin. If present, treatment of these hidden veins is usually necessary to give a better result with the veins that are seen on the surface.
Shortly after moving to the Newcastle region, Dr Chirgwin commenced practice as an Assistant Surgeon in the fields of Vascular Surgery, Plastic Surgery, Upper Limb and Hand Surgery, General Orthopaedics and General Surgery. She has been treating venous disorders since 1992.
Phlebology is an evolving medical sub-specialty that specialises in the diagnosis and treatment of vein abnormalities and other venous disorders. A phlebologist is a medically qualified doctor who has undergone further post-graduate training to expertly diagnose, treat and where possible, prevent venous disease.