Varicose vein removal

If you’ve found yourself looking for help with varicose veins, you’re not alone. Increasingly, treatment for varicose veins is being declined on the NHS. We can help though – and help quickly without passing you from pillar to post for months.

Benefits

By carefully removing varicose veins, your skin will look smoother and visibly more attractive. If your varicose veins cause you pain and discomfort, this will also disappear.

  • No general anesthetic required (in most instances)
  • No recovery time
  • No scars

Treatment costs

Varicose vein treatment costs are all subject to consultation and will be discussed at your consultation.

How varicose vein removal works

To get rid of most varicose veins, surgery is not required. Endovenous Laser Ablation (EVLA) uses laser light to seal the vein from the inside. Radiofrequency VNUS Closure is similar to EVLA but uses heat instead of a laser to seal the vein from the inside. Both treatments effectively remove the cause of the varicose vein and prevent the blood from flowing the wrong way down your leg.

It may be the case that some treatments can not be used for treating varicose veins, particularly when veins excessively bulge and are lumpy.

In such a case Vein Avulsion can be used to remove the vein by making a small incision into the skin and removing the vein using a surgical hook. We can also treat smaller thread veins or spider veins using a technique known as sclerotherapy. This isn’t usually needed though after varicose vein removal.

Only highly qualified consultant vascular surgeons carry out the below varicose vein removal procedures at Transform.

Treatment TypeMethodSame day dischargeAnaesthetic
EVLA Laser seals vein   Local
VNUS Radiofrequency heat seals vein   Local
Avulsion Vein removal   Local/Generic

 

What’s involved

To diagnose the actual cause of your varicose veins, an ultrasound test is first carried out. Once we have identified the cause we will select one of three different minimally invasive minor surgical treatments - Endovenous Laser Ablation (EVLA), Radiofrequency VNUS Closure and Vein Avulsion.

The duration of the prodedure varies according to the type of treatment, however both EVLA and VNUS procedures are minimally invasive minor surgery and only involve a local anaesthetic. Vein Avulsion can take longer but for all treatments, most patients can walk and be discharged on the day of their treatment.

This varies according to the type of treatment, however both EVLA and VNUS procedures are minimally invasive minor surgery and only involve a local anaesthetic. Vein avulsion can take longer but for all treatments, most patients can walk and be discharged on the day of their treatment.

The Results

Varicose vein removal achieves permanent results and as there is no traditional surgery there is less pain, discomfort and bruising.

After varicose vein treatment

After your treatment you are safe to continue normal activities and to remain. Your consultant vascular surgeon will provide you with information about your treatment and any advice recommendations after your treatment.

We can also treat smaller thread veins or spider veins using a technique known as sclerotherapy. This isn’t usually needed though after varicose vein removal.

Book an appointment

To find out more you can book an appointment with one of our Patient Care Co-ordinators who will explain everything and arrange your consultation with a surgeon. As part of your initial consultation with a surgeon, a £150 fee for a scan to be carried out will apply.