Spire Tunbridge Wells Hospital, Kent provides minimally invasive varicose vein treatment performed under local anaesthetic with no scarring and same day return to normal activities and work.
Specialist One Stop Vein Clinic providing minimally invasive modern treatment of varicose veins in Kent
Our specialist vascular surgeon Mr Waleed Edrees is now running a Vein Clinic at Spire Tunbridge Wells Hospital on Monday mornings.
The consultation costs £175 and includes a doplar ultrasound if needed. If Mr Edrees requests a Duplex scan to provide more detail for diagnosis then this will incur a seperate charge dependant upon whether it is for one or both legs. This scan will be carried out at another hospital. For costs, please ask at the time of booking.
Please note that other scans or tests that might be required will be at an extra cost and might not be carried out the same day.
Please find more information about the different vein treatments below.
Standard surgery for varicose veins is performed under general anaesthetic and involves stripping of the involved vein and its complete removal from the leg. Recovery time is around 2-3 weeks.
This procedure is increasingly falling out of favour as the preferred treatment option by vascular surgeons and patients.
Minimally invasive modern treatment of varicose veins performed under local anaesthetic as an office or a day case treatment with better outcome than traditional surgery with stripping.
At Spire Tunbridge Wells in Kent this treatment is performed routinely. The treatment usually takes less than an hour and patients return home as soon as the procedure is finished. Normal activities can be resumed directly after the procedure and most patients are back to work within a day or two. There is minimal or no scarring after this procedure.
Radiofrequency ablation (VNUS Closure)
Modern and minimally invasive treatment of varicose veins where a very small tube called “catheter” is inserted into the vein under ultrasound guidance and the vein is closed by delivering radiofrequency energy to the vein wall. This causes the vein to shrink, collapse and close.
Endovenous laser therapy (EVLT)
Similar treatment to VNUS Closure. Laser energy is used to close the vein through a fibre introduced into the vein.
Liquid medicine or a solution mixed with air is injected directly into the vein using very fine needle, which causes irritation of the vein wall and makes it close.
During your consultation your treatment options will be explained and discussed with you fully by our vascular surgeon Mr Edrees.
You do not need a GP referral to see Mr Edrees and whether you have insurance or not, we are open to everyone at Spire Tunbridge Wells Hospital, Kent. For those not covered by insurance, we can provide you with a fully inclusive price for this procedure.
To find out more please fill in our online enquiry form, alternatively to book an appointment please phone 01892 741 150