Laser Treatment for Varicose Veins
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Skin Institute

Mr Steve Benson
Stephen, MBChB, MD, FRCS, FACP, is a General, Breast and Vein Surgeon, He graduated from Birmingham University 1991 and undertook his initial surgical training in hospitals around the West Midlands UK, in both General and Vascular Surgery. Stephen gained Fellowship of the Royal College of Surgeons, FRCS, in 1996.In 2011 Stephen was awarded Fellowship of the Australasian College of Phlebology and is now an accredited supervisor and trainer for the College.

Dr Karen Parker
Karen, MBChB, FASBP, is one of the longest practicing Vein Physicians in the country. She has treated varicose veins for over 15 years, offering consultation, assessment, and VenaCure EVLT and ultrasound guided injection sclerotherapy (UGS).


Springdale Clinic

Dr Mark Denekamp

Mark has been involved in medical practices from 1982 beginning in General Practice before setting up the Springdale Clinic.


Springdale Clinic details:

  • Phone: (+649) 273 2133
  • Fax: (+649) 273 2443
  • Email:
  • Address: 739 Chapel Road, Botany, Auckland, 2016

The Varicose Vein Clinic

Dr Ivan Connell
Phlebologist and Sclerotherapist

Ivan has specialised in the non-surgical treatment of veins since 1997, trained by and is a member of the Australasian College of Phlebology.  He has a postgraduate Diploma in Procedural Phlebology.  Dr Connell performs all non-surgical treatments for varicose veins, including Endovenous Laser Treatment, Ultrasound Guided Sclerotherapy and Micro-Sclerotherapy. The clinic is situated at Ascot Central (next to Ascot Hospital), just off the Greenlane/Motorway interchange on Greenlane Road East

      • Phone: 09 520 9465
      • Fax: 09 625 6410

The Vein Centre

Mr R. Fris
Dr Fris MB, ChB, FRCS(C), FRACS, FACP started non-surgical treatment varicose veins 30 years ago and started The Vein Centre in 1992. The clinic has been the first to introduce new techniques into NZ including VenaCureEVLT. The staff are enthusiastic about the results of VenaCure EVLT, and have taught professors, surgeons, GP’s and sonographers in the technique.

Dr Heather McIntyre
Dr McIntyre joined TheVein Centre in March 2005. Heather performs the majority of the VenaCure EVLT and ultrasound guided sclerotherapy procedures at The Vein Centre. She has performed around 1000 ablations and is recognised by NZMS for teaching the procedure.

Dr Vikram Jayaprakash 

Dr Jayaprakash is proficient in Venacure EVLT an Ultrasound guided sclerotherapy.


The Vein Centre details: 

Vascular Surgical Associates

Mr Murray MacCormick
Murray has experience in all forms of venous and arterial surgery. VSA offers VenaCure EVLT at its modern Epsom facility and is Southern Cross affiliated.

Mr Carl Muthu

Carl is a specialist vascular surgeon and also hold a Diploma in Diagnostic Ultrasound (vascular). Carl provides the full range of venous disease management: VenaCure EVLT as well as surgery, sclerotherapy and conservative medical treatments. He also has an interest in deep venous disease.

Mr Giri Mahadevan
Vascular surgeon providing VenaCure EVLT varicose vein intervention in both public and private sectors.

Mr Ian Civil

Qualified vascular surgeon involved in management of varicose veins for over 25 years. Presently involved in treatment of suitable varicose veins with VenaCure EVLT in association with other colleagues at Vascular Surgical Associates.

Mr Russell Bourchier


Dr Brendan Buckley

dr._buckley_low-resBrendan, MRCS, FRCR, EBIR, trained in surgery in London and Interventional Radiology in Oxford and Vancouver. He has performed VenaCure EVLT for 10 years and has a special interest in endovascular treatment of venous pathology including complex venous malformations.

Vascular Sugical Associates details:

Vein & Laser

Dr Elisabeth de Felice

Dr Elisabeth is a phlebologist, experienced in endovenous laser (VenaCure EVLT) and ultrasounds guided sclerotherapy techniques. Elisabeth is a member of the Australasian College of Phlebology (ACP), and passed the ACP Fellowship exams in 2012.

Appointments are available at North Shore, Herne Bay and Warkworth locations


Vein & Laser Group details:

Tristram Vascular

Mr David Ferrar
Mr Ferrar has been a specialist in Vascular and Endovascular surgery in Hamilton since 2000. After qualifying from Otago Medical School in 1987 he trained in surgery in London and became a Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of England in 1991. He then trained in Vascular Surgery working with Sir Norman Browse at St Thomas’ Hospital in London. He returned to Auckland for the Australasian General Surgery training and became a Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons in 1996. He undertook post-fellowship training in Vascular Surgery in Hamilton and in Melbourne before completing the FRACS in Vascular Surgery in 1999. He is also fully qualified sonologist in Vascular Ultrasound and holds a Diploma of Diagnostic Ultrasound from the Australasian Society of Ultrasound in Medicine. He is a consultant at Health Waikato and Director of the Vascular Ultrasound Lab at Waikato Hospital. Mr Ferrar is an experienced and skilled surgeon. He has a particular interest in in the management of varicose veins and offers a full range of treatments including VenaCure EVLT.


Tristram Clinic details:



Mr Rick Cirolli
As a specialist general surgeon Rick Cirolli has been involved with varicose vein treatment for over 20 years. Recently he has teamed up with Browen Allen, a very experiencied sonographer who has been working with VenaCure EVLT since 2001. Together they offer Gisborne excellent experience in treating variscose veins with the VenaCure EVLT and Ultrasound Guided Sclerotheraphy (UGS). Rick and Browen are very pleased with the results and would recommend the VenaCure EVLT as first choice treatment for this condition.


NZGS details:

Enhance Skin

Dr David Orsbourn

David_PIcture--resizedFRNZCGP (Fellow Royal New Zealand College of General Practitioners) 1990
FACAM (Fellow Australasian College Aesthetic Medicine) 2009
FNZCAM (Fellow New Zealand College Appearance Medicine- now New Zealand Society of Cosmetic Medicine) 2013
Basic Phlebology Certificate (Australasian College of Phlebology-Part 1) 2010
Tailored Ultrasound in Phlebology (Australian Institute of Ultrasound) 2012
Certificate in Procedural Phlebology  (ACAM) 2013
David is the main Provider of Varicose Vein treatments for the ‘Top of the South’ – including Blenheim, where he both Consults and performs VenaCure Laser treatments at the Churchill Trust Private Hospital.


Christchurch Vascular Services

Prof Justin Roake


Christchurch Vein Clinic

Mr John Mercer
Together with Associate Professor John Morton he established the Vascular Surgery Unit at Christchurch Hospital in 1988, remaining a Consultant Surgeon here until 2004. During this time he was an Examiner in General Surgery for the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons and actively involved in the teaching of medical students, house surgeons and registrars at Christchurch Hospital.
Since 2004 John has continued full time private practice, with specialist general, breast and vascular surgery at St George’s Hospital and Southern Cross Hospital.
With 30 years experience in treating vascular conditions John has a great interest in varicose veins, particularly the introduction of modern treatments like VenaCure EVLT and ultrasound-guided sclerotherapy.

  • Phone: (03) 355 – 0922
  • Fax: (03) 355 – 0923

Mr Malcolm Gordon
As a NZ Medical Council registered specialist Vascular and Endovascular Surgeon, Malcolm Gordon’s daily work concentrates on minimally invasive treatments for the maximum benefit of his patients.
Malcolm graduated as Bachelor of Medicine (MB) and Bachelor of Surgery (ChB) from the University of Otago School of Medicine in 1984. After completing lhis surgical training in Christchurch, Malcolm gained Fellowship with the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons in 1992.
In 2004 Malcolm set up the Christchurch Vein Clinic with John Mercer, VenaCure EVLT for varicose veins to the South Island and concentrating on the treatment of this debilitating condition. The Christchurch Vein Clinic provides a comprehensive range of contemporary venous treatments from a dedicated site. He has subsequently amassed a vast experience in varicose vein treatments, with over 5000 treatments performed.

  • Phone: (03) 355 – 0922
  • Fax: (03) 355 – 0923


Christchurch Vein Clinic details:

  • Phone: (03) 355 – 0922
  • Fax: (03) 355 – 0923
  • Address: 146 Leinster Road, PO Box 36403, Merivale, Christchurch 8014

Coming soon


Angela Browne

Angela holds the diploma in Medical Ultrasonography in both General and Vascular Ultrasound, and is an accredited practical examiner in both specialities.
She has over 15 years’ experience with ultrasound guided varicose vein treatments including being involved over 1100 endovenous laser procedures.

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Echonorth details:

Vinery Lane Surgery

Mr Stephen Dunn

Vinery Lane Surgery Clinic details:

  • Consulting rooms and private theatre
  • 4 Vinery Lane Whangarei
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