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Rugby Legend Opens Health Clinic in Leicester

International rugby legend Ben Kay, has officially opened a new clinic in Leicester, which offers treatment to remove varicose veins.

Ben Kay, played nearly 300 games for Leicester Tigers before retiring in 2010. He has gone on to become a successful career as a commentator for the sport.

Leicester Time: Rugby Legend Opens Health Clinic in Leicester

Last Thursday (June 15) he was on hand to open Veincentre Leicester, which offers patients “minimally invasive” laser treatment to remove varicose veins and thread veins.

The new clinic, which is located at Humberstone House, Suite 3, 40 Thurmaston Lane, Leicester, has created five jobs in the local area, including a receptionist, staff nurses and specialist vascular consultants.

Maurice McLoughlin, CEO Veincentre said: “Ben Kay retired in 2010 as one of England’s most decorated rugby players so we were really excited that he came to Veincentre this month to help us celebrate our official opening.

“We recommend that all our patients incorporate an active and healthy lifestyle so having a professional sports personality to open our new clinic was fantastic.  As an ex Leicester Tigers player Ben knows the city very well and we were very excited to show him around the clinic.”

It is not widely known but varicose veins affect 30% of the population. They cause both cosmetic and symptomatic distress to patients and if left untreated can result in venous ulcers and varicose eczema.

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