Specialist Varicose
Vein
treatments

We are a boutique vein clinic operated by an experienced and dedicated team. Owned and operated in Dunedin, originally established by Dr James McCormick, and now lead by Mr Peter Laws, our team will tailor a treatment plan specifically for your personal vein complaints.

ABOUT
VEINS ━━━━

Arteries carry blood that are full of  oxygen and nutrients from the heart to the body. In contrast, veins return deoxygenated blood and by-products back to the heart with the aid of muscular contraction and a one-way valve inside the veins.

Together these valves keep the blood traveling in the correct direction, particularly when standing upright. When valves falter blood travels back down the veins and creates varicose vein’s which can present with a variety of symptoms.

Designated Auditing Agency New Zealand Standard NZs 8165

Causes of
varicose veins ━━━━

Varicose veins arise due to a number of reasons;

• Genetics ie: familial inheritance
• Trauma
• Occupation i.e. standing jobs
• Pregnancy

Symptoms

• Cramping in the legs
• Restless legs at night time
• Swelling particularly around the ankles
• Discoloration of the skin
• Ulceration
• Burning sensation
• Itchiness
• Patches of dry skin and eczema
• Increasing leg tiredness as the day progresses
• Poor healing of skin when integrity is compromised.

Varicose Vein Presentations

Causes of
varicose veins ━━━━

Varicose veins arise due to a number of reasons;

• Genetics ie: familial inheritance
• Trauma
• Occupation i.e. standing jobs
• Pregnancy

Symptoms

• Cramping in the legs
• Restless legs at night time
• Swelling particularly around the ankles
• Discoloration of the skin
• Ulceration
• Burning sensation
• Itchiness
• Patches of dry skin and eczema
• Increasing leg tiredness as the day progresses
• Poor healing of skin when integrity is compromised.

Varicose Vein Presentations

If you can identify with any of these symptoms get in contact with us for a free vein assessment
(03) 929 1254

The
Process ━━━━

Our seven-step process takes the
worry out of treatment;

1. Contact Us
2. Free vein assessment
3. Ultrasound mapping
4. Consultation with specialist
5. Treatment
6. Follow-up treatments
7. Discharge

We are a provider to
all insurance companies ━━━━

Southern Cross Health Society Affiliated provider varicose veinsNIB insurance provider vein leg health New Zealand Police Health Plan provider dunedin varicose veinsAA Health provider dunedin varicose veinsPartnerslife provider leg vein healthUniMed health insurance provider vein leg careAccuro health insurance provider vein treatmentAIA Insurance provider varicose vein health treatment

Treatments ━━━━

An ultrasound mapping scan and a detailed patient history will be used to provide information for the treatment plan.  All treatments are a walk-in/walk-out process, followed by the need to wear specific compression stockings for around two weeks, supplemented by regular walking.

Treatment options:

Radiofrequency Ablation
Ultrasound Guided Sclerotherapy
Phlebectomies
Venaseal
Surgery

Meet the team ━━━━

Mr Peter Laws

MBChB.FRCS (Vasc). FRACS

Peter is a Senior Medical Officer and Specialist vascular surgeon within the Vascular, Endo-vascular and Transplant Hospital department. Peter was trained in the United Kingdom, has worked in Australia, and Emigrated to New Zealand with his family in 2011. Peter has developed a specialist interest in the investigation and management of venous disease, in particular the treatment of varicose veins with minimally invasive techniques.

Peter has over 16 years of experience in use of endovenous thermal ablation, ultrasound guided foam sclerotherapy and Venaseal. He has lectured on the benefits of minimally invasive techniques in the United Kingdom, Australia, South Korea, and New Zealand. 

Peter is excited to join the team at Specialist Vein Care and is committed to providing the highest standards. Peter believes that if it’s not good enough for his family it’s not good enough for his patients. 

Jed Bradley

Vascular Sonographer

Lauren Cooper

Registered Nurse

Lorain Ronald

Clinic Manager

Testimonials ━━━━

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Specialist Vein Care was my third attempt at getting the veins in my legs assessed and treated and I knew from the initial phone call that I had found the right place; the whole team is so warm and friendly that I was immediately put at ease and I couldn't believe how quickly they could actually see me to begin the process. They offer a very inclusive and personal approach, including my partner and taking the time to explain options and what the treatment actually is. On the day of the surgery (radio frequency ablation & phlebectomy's) it was made easy by the informative and friendly banter of this husband and wife team, yes you get two doctors, double bonus! And those stockings come in black, I was so relieved and they only need to be worn for 10 days not 6 weeks. I’m half way through my treatment and the skin tone colour difference between my legs is amazing and I have an ankle back, no bruising and no pain. Dr Peter has offered great follow up as well, it was such a big step for me and I'm so relieved I've finally done it.

Evelyn
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I would like to thank you so much for the relief of my varicose veins. Having worked in healthcare all my life and had two babies, I knew that when I developed terrible veins on one of my legs that it wasn’t simply a normal pregnancy ailment - that I would be subject to a life of chronic venous issues.  After fretting over them for months as soon as I was able, I got them sorted at SVC. I have known many doctors in my life and Pete is hands down one of the best I have ever met.  He is the absolute sweetest pea and is amazing at his job, superb with his bedside manner and all around exceptional in his field. It was so refreshing to come across someone that is in medicine for the right reasons. I felt so cared for at the clinic by everybody, and the service was positively out of the ordinary for Dunedin standards.  I had my veins sorted and resolved within 4 months and with only a week’s recovery time. Even if I didn’t have private healthcare I would have paid for this service - worth the investment 1000x over.  If you are young and have pregnancy related venous issues, don’t listen when they say it’s simply cosmetic - come into SVC and get them sorted by genuine people who care about your well-being and will be honest.  So much gratitude for giving me my well-being and independence back. I can now run after my toddler with a baby and keep up with them. I can’t thank you all enough. 

Christie
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Thanks Pete, much appreciated regarding my treatment with significant vein problems. You are upfront regarding the treatment regime and absolutely focused on the best outcome for your clients. Would without doubt support you and the team for anyone needing a significant change for the positive regarding the treatment.

Des
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I had suffered from the age of 16 with achy, itchy bulging full length veins on both legs. After 15years enough was enough and I visited the clinic and booked in for a free consultation, followed by treatment on both legs. Almost a year later it was one of the best things I did for myself and my confidence. Pete and the team were incredible the whole way through my treatments. I can now wear shorts and dresses which is something I never did before. I cannot thank Specialist Vein Care enough for what they’ve done for me.

Cody
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Every staff member I met at Specialist Vein Care made me feel welcome and really cared for.  They were relaxed, friendly and professional, and because of that I didn't panic or faint, as I had in previous medical experiences. I had confidence in them.  One staff member even noticed, and generously gave me some valuable personal advice about an aspect of my health that I wasn't aware of. 

Christine
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I can’t thank Pete and the team enough for the wonderful treatment done on both my legs. I had put up with painful sore to touch legs for a number of years and the whole process was done by a caring and professional team. It has been life changing for me. I no longer suffer from itchy, heavy tired legs after a day’s works which used to cause blood pooling. 
I Highly recommend Specialist Vein Care!

Lisa
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My wife and I recently had veins treated at Specialist Vein Care. Right from the start the team at SVC were friendly, efficient and professional. Lorain dealt with our insurance for us, removing a potentially frustrating stage of the treatment. Peter and the clinical team put us both at ease during the procedures and we are both delighted with the final result.
We would thoroughly recommend Specialist Vein Care.

Nigel & Sally Craig

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SPECIALIST VEIN CARE
LEVEL 3, PUBLIC TRUST BUILDING, 442 Moray Place
DUNEDIN, NEW ZEALAND
(03) 929 1254
Fax: (03) 929 1256

EDI: spveinca

PO Box 1657, Dunedin 9054