Vascular Surgeon Ewan Macaulay for treatment of varicose veins
Ewan Macaulay at Veins@VUP in Adelaide and McLaren Vale
Who are Veins@VUP?
Veins@VUP offer treatment for varicose veins. Ewan Macaulay, Vascular Surgeon, works with Vascular Ultrasound Partners to treat patients with varicose veins and “spider” veins.
Where are Veins@VUP?
Ewan Macaulay, at Veins@VUP, offers consultations and treatments for varicose veins at 429 Magill Rd, St Morris SA 5068 and 137 Main Road, McLaren Vale, SA 5171.
429 Magill Rd, St Morris SA 5068
137 Main Road, McLaren Vale, SA 5171
What treatments are offered by Ewan Macaulay at Veins@VUP?
At Veins@VUP, Ewan Macaulay treats both varicose veins and spider veins with sclerotherapy. This involves injection of the varicose veins. For larger varicose veins this is performed under ultrasound control. For smaller varicose veins (“spider” veins) this is performed under magnification combined with ultrasound guided injection if required. This treatment is performed in the consulting rooms without need for hospitalisation and, for most patients, no “down-time”.
Who is Ewan Macaulay?
Ewan Macaulay is a Vascular Surgeon who works at Veins@VUP and the Royal Adelaide Hospital. While at the Royal Adelaide Hospital, he works as a Vascular Surgeon across the range of the specialty with a particular interest in Vascular Access as well as Venous Disease, in private practice he only treats varicose veins and spider veins and is happy to consult with regard to post-thrombotic syndrome.
Ewan Macaulay trained at Trinity College Dublin graduating in 1988. He then underwent training in Ireland, England, Scotland and Adelaide before becoming a Consultant Vascular Surgeon at Aberdeen Royal Infirmary in Scotland in 2000. After years of wet summers and cold, long winters, the Macaulay family emigrated back to Adelaide in 2007. He has been treating patients with varicose veins and spider veins with sclerotherapy for over 20 years. He is a Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons, Fellow of the Australasian College of Phlebology, Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons and Physicians of Glasgow and a member of the Australian and New Zealand Society for Vascular Surgeons. In addition, he is an examiner for the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons, supervisor of training at the RAH, a regular reviewer for the South Australian Audit of Perioperative Mortality and member of the Medical Education Committee at the RAH.
How can I find out more?
Whilst some doctors offering treatment for varicose veins are not Vascular Surgeons and offer “walk in”, Medicare “bulk-billed” initial consultations, Ewan Macaulay is a Specialist and therefore requires a referral from another Doctor.
Both the initial consultation and treatment involve “out of pocket” expenses. If you would like more information on the possible costs please make contact via the details below. If you have significant complications of your varicose veins such as clotting (“phlebitis”), bleeding, skin changes or ulceration, you may be eligible for treatment in the health system at your local hospital without charge; discuss this with your General Practitioner.
Sclerotherapy for varicose veins
As sclerotherapy for varicose veins is an out-patient treatment, Medicare will help with some of the expenses of both the consultation and treatment but private insurance does not help with the expense (except for a contribution for the stocking as an “extra”). For more information on this please read https://www.health.gov.au/health-topics/private-health-insurance/what-private-health-insurance-covers/out-of-pocket-costs.
Private insurance for varicose vein treatment
If you would like to use your private insurance to pay for your varicose vein treatment then Ewan Macaulay can also help with this. In order to use your private insurance, you will need to have a day case procedure in hospital. This will be either laser or radiofrequency ablation of your veins which is then usually followed by some sclerotherapy. This will be explained to you along with detailed costing at your initial consultation. With regard to managing treatment cost Ewan would recommend you visit https://www.cuahealth.com.au/guide/7-steps-to-managing-out-of-pocket-medical-expenses-1
Vascular Surgeon: Ewan Macaulay
Vascular Ultrasound Partners Pty Ltd
ABN 43 167 741 805