The Gibson

Vein Practice

The ‘Button Ligation’ method

In this procedure, which has been pioneered and patented by our practice, the problematic vein network is identified, marked and injected with glue, known as sclerosant. A button is used to tie off a sclerosed large vein to prevent recurrence and to avoid the opening up of the vein during the first 2 weeks of healing. The button, which acts as a spacer, ensures that the pressure of the suture is distributed over a wider area.

The benefits of the ‘Button Ligation’ method:

• No cuts are necessary and you can obtain the advantages of a stitch without the scarring

• Very little if any post-op pain or discomfort

• Highly beneficial if you have very sensitive skin and/or have undergone previous surgery.



Dr Stuart Gibson

072 259 0433

041 811 1630

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