PE Vein

PE Vein is the most advanced treatment centre in the Eastern Cape. 

Our Treatments


VNUS Procedure

Radiofrequency ablation of varicose veins



Cosmetic treatment for spider veins and varicose veins


Ambulatory Phlebectomy

Minimally invasive varicose vein removal


Foam Sclerotherapy

Foam sclerosant used to shrink varicose veins


Micro Sclerotherapy

Liquid sclerosant used to shrink spider veins

About Varicose Veins

Varicose veins refer to superficial veins that have become abnormally dilated and twisted. They may appear as blue or dark purple in colour. Although this condition is commonly hereditary, it can also arise without a family history of the condition.

While any vein can become varicosed, the veins most commonly affected are those located in the lower body – particularly the leg veins. This is often due to standing or sitting for extended periods of time wherein the blood is not able to flow properly.

To learn more about the symptoms, causes, and prevention of varicose veins follow the link below.

Types of Treatments

PE Vein prides itself in being the ONLY facility to offer these procedures in the entire Eastern Cape, including the Garden Route and Umtata.

Early varicose vein treatment does not only prevent symptoms from worsening, it also has excellent cosmetic benefits. The earlier a patient seeks specialised vein treatment, the better the long-term clinical and cosmetic results.

For immediate and the best long-term results, we recommend a combination of non-invasive varicose vein and spider vein treatments performed by our trained vein specialist.

VNUS Procedure


Ambulatory Phlebectomy

Foam Sclerotherapy

Micro Sclerotherapy


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Client Testimonials

It is completely normal to feel nervous or anxious about any type of medical procedure you are considering undergoing. To set your mind at ease, read some of the feedback that our past clients have given after having undergone their varicose vein treatment.

Very caring doctors and personnel. Can recommend them anytime. Thank you for taking such good care of me.

Sanet van der Merwe

Had my left leg done last year. Fantastic results. Great team working there.

Shawn van der Walt

Whatever the cost it will be worth it. Dr. Govin is one of the best I have been to. I travel from East London when I am not happy with my veins: I have been satisfied every time.

Kelvin Swanepoel

I drove to PE from East London and I was very happy with my consultation. If you can go it’s definitely worth the drive.

Nicole Richter

Have a Question?

Check our Frequently Asked Questions page to see if you can find the answer to your question.

How do I know when the condition is bad enough to consider the procedure?

We treat the full spectrum of venous disease, from cosmetic treatment to several signs and symptoms, such as venous ulcers or bleeding, or phlebitis (inflammation of the veins). Most patients with symptoms, such as pain, heaviness, cramping, itching, swelling and restless legs, benefit from our vein treatments. 

Can you still assist me even if my varicose veins are very bad?

Yes, especially if you have severe disease, and if you have had previous vein surgery,
e.g.: Venous stripping. Patients with very severe disease often have the greatest improvements. 

Is there any medical condition that can prohibit me from undergoing the procedures?

Yes, other severe illnesses, active malignancy (cancer), or a known allergy to sclerosants. We use Fibrovein (sodium tetradecyl sulphate). Age is NOT a contraindication to our procedures, as all procedures are performed under local anesthesia; and it is the safest method of treatment for patients who have any Anaesthetic risk.

Are the procedures painful?

There is slight discomfort, as all procedures are performed under local anesthesia, which requires injection of local Anaesthetic.  Most of our patients tolerate the procedure very well, with only very few (20%) requiring a mild conscious sedation which is administered by Dr Ah Kun, an anaesthetist and conscious sedationist. 

How safe are these in-room procedures?

Your safety is our primary concern. By performing the procedures in a hospital setting with a dedicated seditionist and full resuscitation equipment, your safety is assured.

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