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Love your legs

March 2017

Leading consultant vascular surgeon Michael Gaunt discusses how varicose veins can affect your long-term health and wellbeing.

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Ashamed to show your legs? There is a way out

Eastern Daily Press
14 February 2017

One in four people suffers varicose veins which make them want to cover their legs at all times. Leading consultant vascular surgeon Michael Gaunt says you can walk with confidence again.

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Fed up of covering up? The benefits of varicose veins treatment explained.

BMI Healthcare
February 2017

If varicose veins are causing you pain or affecting your confidence, a removal treatment could be the best solution. Consultant vascular surgeon and leading venous expert, Michael Gaunt, explains the options.

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Step out this spring with confidence

Bury & West Suffolk Magazine
Spring 2016

With the arrival of spring and warmer days, it’s time to do something about tired aching legs, unsightly varicose and thread veins and step out with confidence.

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A remedy to unsightly and painful veins

Suffolk Norfolk Life
January 2013

Have you spent years putting up with painful and unsightly varicose veins? Have you dreaded showing your legs off this summer because you have been too embarrassed? Michael Gaunt discusses the treatment of varicose veins and threadveins.

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There ’s more to veins
than vanity

EADT EA Health
May 2012

Varicose veins can effect up to 20% of the UK ’s adult population. They are unsightly and painful but, worse still, can also lead to serious health problems. Mr Michael Gaunt a Consultant Vascular Surgeon who specialises in the minimally invasive treatment of varicose veins and threadveins, looks the options available to sufferers.

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An easier way to treat
varicose veins

Suffolk Magazine
May 2012

Leading vascular surgeon Michael Gaunt discusses the treatment of varicose veins and threadveins.

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New Year, New Legs,
New You!

East Magazine
December 2011

Have you spent years putting up with painful and unsightly varicose veins?

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Michael Gaunt appears on Channel 4's Embarrassing Bodies programme

Embarrassing Bodies
October 2011

Mr Gaunt, consultant Vascular Surgeon is featured on Channel 4’s flagship health programme, Embarrassing Bodies, this month, where he conducted varicose vein surgery on a patient suffering from varicose veins and vulval varices.

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There’s no need to put up with varicose veins or thread veins and facial veins

East Magazine
March 2011

There’s no need to put up with varicose veins or unsightly thread veins and facial veins, especially when the latest treatments are so quick and simple.

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Don’t be vain about veins

Suffolk Business Magazine
November 2010

One of the problems I regularly encounter when dealing with varicose vein problems is ignorance.

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Discussing the medical aspects of David Kelly’s post mortem report

BBC National News, BBC Radio Cambridge, Radio Five Live, Radio 4 & BBC Three Counties Radio
22nd October 2010
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Quoted in David Kelly Article

Daily Mail - 31st August 2010
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Quoted in David Kelly Article

Mail on Sunday - 29th August 2010
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Editorial in Cambridge Evening News

Cambridge Evening News
17th August 2010
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Discussing the medical aspects of David Kelly’s post mortem report

Radio 5 Live & BBC Cambridge
16th August 2010
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Getting under the skin

East Anglian Daily Times, EA Life
10th July 2010

Consultant vascular surgeon Michael Gaunt, who works in Cambridgeshire and Suffolk, urges us all to look after our legs. Lynne Mortimer talks to the expert about varicose veins.

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Leg work

Suffolk Magazine - April 2010

There’s no need to put up with unsightly thread veins and painful varicose veins, especially when the latest treatments are so quick and simple

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New Year’s resolution -
new legs, new you!

Suffolk Business Magazine
February 2010
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Breakfast show

BBC Radio Suffolk
11th February 2010
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Smoking Gun

Racing Post - 4th January 2010

Top surgeon reveals fears over long-term helth damage to jockeys and stable staff who are using cigarettes as a means to keep weight down

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Lets think about something else

Cambridge Business Magazine
Quarter 3, 2009
Dr Hilary Jones Magazine

Exploding the myths about varicose veins

Dr Hilary Jones Magazine - May 2009
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New technique cuts heart damage

BBC News - January 2005

Fewer patients will suffer heart damage during life-saving surgery thanks to a surgical procedure being pioneered at Addenbrooke's Hospital in Cambridge.

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Surgeon praised for life-saving battle

BBC News - October 2001
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Latest News

Tuesday, 06 March 2018

Michael explains why he performs his venous treatments within a hospital setting.

There is an increasing trend for venous treatments to be performed in small stand-alone doctor-owned clinics providing treatments under local anaesthetic only.

Although I am a great fan of local anaesthetic techniques - and indeed our pioneering use of short-acting nerve blocks provides excellent intraoperative and postoperative anaesthesia and analgesia - local anaesthesia is not appropriate for all clinical situations.

With extensive bilateral varicose veins, infiltrating large amounts of local anaesthesia can itself be painful.

Other patients may have an anxious disposition or may have had a previous bad experience with local anaesthetic. In these cases, it is useful to be able to offer a general anaesthetic option and this can only be administered safely within a hospital setting, with all the safety and reassurance of full back-up facilities and specialist colleagues available.

" As always, patient safety is paramount. In 2017 my overall rating from BUPA patients was ‘excellent’ – the top rating. "

Appointment bookings and practice hours & gt;

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Tuesday, 06 March 2018

Michael Gaunt explains why he has decided not to use glue to treat varicose veins.

At the end of 2017 I attended The Veith Symposium in New York – the largest meeting of vascular surgeons in the world.

I attended this in my role as Treasurer and UK Representative on the executive committee of the International Society for Vascular Surgery but it also enabled me to attend a large number of presentations regarding the latest techniques for treating venous disorders.

One of the most exciting new techniques has been the use of surgical glue (a specialist form of superglue) to seal off varicose veins. This has been investigated for a number of years now and initial results were very encouraging, but longer-term complications are now starting to be reported.

In my view, one of the main disadvantages of the technique is that unlike existing techniques such as laser, VNUS and ClariVein, the glue technique leaves a line of glue in the subcutaneous tissues for the rest of the patient ’s life.

In New York there were some reports of this glue causing chronic inflammation and in one case having to be surgically removed.

As doctors have found treating other conditions, leaving foreign material within a patient ’s body can result in problems years later, so I have decided that I will need to see longer-term follow-up results before I recommend this technique to my patients.

At present, the results I achieve from treating varicose veins with the endovenous laser and Clarivein techniques are truly excellent, with minimal pain and excellent functional and cosmetic results and the long-term follow-up results are very good and these techniques represent the gold standard methods at the moment.

Practice hours and contact details & gt;

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Tuesday, 06 March 2018

Patient satisfaction award for Michael from BUPA UK

It was very gratifying to receive notification from the UK ’s largest private medical insurer BUPA that I had won an award for excellent patient satisfaction.

& nbsp;All BUPA patients provide feedback and a rating of the treatment they have received from their consultant.

In 2017 my overall rating from BUPA patients was ‘excellent’ – the top rating. & nbsp;

Totally independent feedback such as this is very useful for consultants as it provides an accurate measure of the quality of care they provide.

" I always strive to provide the highest standard of care to every patient and it is very encouraging to be informed that these efforts are appreciated by such a large number of patients. "

Read more about my practice hours and treatments available at BUPA & gt; & nbsp;

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