Specialist Varicose
Vein
treatments

We are a boutique vein clinic operated by an experienced and dedicated team. Owned and operated in Dunedin, 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.

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.

Meet the team ━━━━

Dr James McCormick

MBChB, FRANZCR

James is an Otago University Graduate completing his Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery in 1999 before embarking on specialist training with the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Radiologists, graduating in 2009.

James has subspecialty interests in Head & Neck Radiology, with an emphasis on head and neck cancer, and image guided interventions, predominantly tumour diagnosis and phlebology. He is a member of the American Roentgen Ray Society and the American Head & Neck Society.

He is a pathology examiner for the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Radiologists and is devoted to the ongoing education of radiology trainees.

James offers varicose vein treatment including consultation, assessment, Ultrasound Guided Injection Sclerotherapy and Endovenous Ablation.

Gill Edgar

Sonographer

Nat Davis

Registered Nurse

Lorain Ronald

Clinic Manager

Testimonials ━━━━

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A life changing experience

I have been lucky enough to have what I call a "Life changing experience" Both legs had swelling itchiness and visible large veins protruding , I had  a physically demanding job at the time and both legs would be tired, swollen and ache after around 4 hours of work, sleeping was also trouble some with itchiness, James, Gill and Lorain are extremely approachable and from start to finish professional in there way they conduct the diagnoses, mapping, treatment and importantly treatment and advice after the procedure is completed. The team has a genuine patient first policy with the goal of improving people's quality of life. I have no hesitation in recommending to anyone to contact the Specialist Vein Clinic to start this process.

AR
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Extremely grateful and satisfied

When I first attended James and the team to discuss my veins, they put me at ease straight away.  My veins where bulging, dark purple and extremely painful.  After the first treatment I felt extreme relief, followed the instructions and before too long noticed some great results, I have had a few more appointments now and the veins are almost non-existent.  I am now able to wear skirts and knee length shorts and not feel self-conscious, the pain in my legs has gone.  The service provided was amazing, their premises are bright, clean and very welcoming, and the aftercare treatment is much appreciated. I thank James and his fantastic team for their care and attention in helping me through my treatment.  So if you are considering using Specialist Vein Care, you won’t be disappointed I am extremely grateful and satisfied. Thanks so much!

TP
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Itchiness stopped

To whom it may concern. I had a very itchy ankle which ulcerated due to scratching as blood flow was not getting to ankle. After contacting Specialist Vein Care in sept 2020, vein treatment commenced within a few weeks. Everything was explained as regards to the procedure and treatment commenced on my veins with injections. Almost immediately swelling reduced and itchiness stopped. I am due for my third follow up appointment early march 2021. I am very pleased with the results and would recommend James McCormick and his team at Specialist Vein Care to any one with Leg Vein problems.

Bill
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I was blown away

I had two consultations at 2 different vein clinics in Auckland. After each I decided wait my vein problem out and hopefully they would disappear. Then I met the Specialist Vein Care Clinic in Dunedin. This was quite different. They are an incredible team, that made my problem their own, and worked thru the treatment in the most caring and thoughtful way. Their clinic is new, neat, and very tidy. I was blown away at their level of service and would recommend them to anyone who has vein issues of any sort. An EPIC thank you to Dr. McCormick, Gill, Nat, & Lorain.

E
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Having suffered from unsightly spider veins for many years and with an overseas trip scheduled I decided to address the problem and contacted the Specialist Vein team at Moray Place Dunedin. Dr. James McCormick undertook the initial consultation and explained what options were open to me and arranged an ultrasound mapping session. The mapping indicated I required Ultrasound Guided Injection Sclerotherapy as well as Endovenous Radiofrequency Ablation.  Both procedures were carried out by James and his  team of caring and thoughtful assistants. My follow up treatments are in the final stages now and I am extremely happy with the outcome . My legs are turning back to their natural colour now instead of the unsightly purple they have been for many years. I can without hesitation commend James and the exceptional team at Specialist Vein Care to anyone seeking vein advice, friendly guidance and relief. 

Murray
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Thank you

My legs were a mess when I got to Specialist Vein Care, James said he could fix me and he has. The fees set at a very fair rate for the patient , the team at Specialist Vein Care methodically worked on my legs. The focus wasn’t about money but fixing my veins, l now feel comfortable wearing shorts in public again.

Aaron
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Engaging and thoroughly professional

The staff at Specialist Vein Care are warm, engaging and thoroughly professional. Procedures and expected outcomes were fully explained. I felt involved and totally at ease throughout. The treatment was painless, monitored and efficient. I had no aftereffects other than to feel a ‘million dollars!' A surprise bonus being for me to realise that my burning feet issues had disappeared as well! I now look forward again to all my activities! Imagine a life free from heavy achy legs, unsightly knobbly veins surrounded in skin rashes, not to mention burning feet! WHOOPEE! 

Heather
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Highly recommended

Great new service in Dunedin with friendly very efficient staff, excellent communication regarding the treatment plan,  I am very happy with outcome thank you. I highly recommend Specialist Vein Care to anyone in need of veins treatment.

Deidre
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Very grateful

I have had many years suffering from very unsightly varicose veins. My legs used to ache and they were getting worse as time went by. I was very conscious of my appearance and it was especially so over the Summer months. My treatment started with the Specialist Vein Care and I really can’t say enough to thank James, Gill and Lorain for their professional care and treatment. The care after hours also was not a problem. They dealt with all the health insurance issues at the start and have continued to be very helpful and caring. My legs are so much better and I am very grateful to them and would recommend their services to anyone with varicose vein problems.

Lorraine

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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