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Varicose Veins Treatment

Our clinic offers swift assessment, diagnosis and treatment – while delivering ultimate standards of care.

The exact choice of treatment depends on the particular nature of your veins, your medical background and most importantly your wishes. After the scan a Consultant vascular surgeon will then discuss all the options in detail and agree a treatment plan.

What Varicose Veins Treatment Is Available?

Compression

Tight-fitting stockings support the veins from outside and help to stop the blood pooling and stretching the veins. These are used either after treatment or on their own.

Injection

If the problem is very localised, a chemical can be injected directly into the bulging vein causing it to shrink (known as ‘sclerotherapy’). This procedure may be sufficient on its own or maybe necessary after surgery or laser treatment.

Surgery

If the whole vein system is incompetent, the varicose veins may be stripped from the thigh by making a groin incision under general anaesthetic. Full recovery from surgery can take several weeks and this procedure can be undertaken as a day case or overnight stay. Further visits may be required to eliminate secondary varicosities and superficial unsightly veins (spider veins).

Laser Ablation (EVLT)

A non-surgical way of treating varicose veins has been developed which involves the insertion of a laser fibre into the varicose vein of the thigh from the knee to the groin using ultrasound imaging to guide the way. Further visits may be required to eliminate secondary varicosities and superficial unsightly veins (spider veins).

What is best for me?

The exact choice of varicose veins treatment depends on the particular nature of your veins, your medical background and most importantly your wishes.

How do I decide?

You can come for an initial consultation and assessment at which time the surgeon will arrange for you to have an ultrasound Duplex scan to map out the condition of your veins, discuss your relevant medical background and explain the options to you, for you to decide.

Varicose Vein Clinic

The Varicose Vein Clinic offers an in-depth assessment by a Consultant Vascular Surgeon who will discuss the specialist options with the patient before arranging prompt treatment.

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Patient information

Our Hospital is renowned for providing exemplary levels of care across more than 90 services. From orthopaedics, to urology, ENT, as well as a private GP practice and our urgent care centre, Casualty First, our services are led by some of London’s leading Consultants. For more information, and to find a service suitable for your care, find out more about the services that we offer.

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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