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Varicose Vein Clinic

You can get the best varicose vein treatments here at our Varicose Vein Clinic at St John & St Elizabeth Hospital. Our staff are highly trained in providing the most effective treatment for varicose veins, so you can get rid of the unsightly problem and any discomfort you may be experiencing.

You know you’ve developed varicose veins if you have bulging veins around your legs or elsewhere on your body that may not be going away or perhaps getting bigger. The condition is caused by higher blood pressure and pooling blood in the veins, which may have become weakened or even damaged for various reasons, including being overweight and mainly sedentary; smokers and older people are also at risk.

Other causes of varicose veins are injuries to the legs, pregnancy and taking hormone replacement or contraceptive pills. More women suffer from this condition than men, but men are also susceptible to developing varicose veins. It’s common that flares or “spider veins” also appear, and the skin may become scaly, ulcerated and have dark patches in areas. Pain — or a “deep ache”, as some patients describe it — and discomfort can often accompany the condition.

Services and treatments

Our Varicose Vein Clinic provides a number of treatment methods to deal with varicose veins, and our specialists, in consultation with each patient, will decide which is the most suitable.

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Our expertise

Whatever the cause of your varicose veins, the experts at our Varicose Vein Clinic are here to help. You will be warmly welcomed and diagnosed by a leading varicose vein specialist, as you relax in our friendly and luxurious hospital and a specific treatment for varicose veins is created for you.

Our team

The specialists and nurses at our Varicose Vein Clinic are experts in their field and will work to deliver the most effective treatment for varicose veins for you.


Make an enquiry

If you have any questions relating to treatment options or pricing information then get in touch with us by filling out one of our contact boxes or giving us a call on 020 3370 1029.

Our Appointments Team have a dedicated and caring approach to finding you the earliest appointment possible with the best specialist.

 If you are self-paying you don’t need a referral from your GP for a consultation. You can simply refer yourself* and book an appointment.

If you have medical insurance (e.g. Bupa, Axa PPP, Aviva), you will need to contact your insurer to get authorisation for any treatment and, in most cases, you will require a referral letter from your GP.

If you do not have a GP, then we have an in-house private GP practice that you can use. Alternatively we can suggest the most appropriate course of action for you to take, given your location and individual circumstance.

*Please note – for investigations such as X-rays and MRI’s a referral will be required. However, we may be able to arrange this for you through our on-site private GP.

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