Varicose Vein Treatment - Venefit™

If you suffer from aching legs or are unhappy about the appearance of varicose veins then you are not alone. Up to 40% of women and 25% of men will be affected at some time in their life. Contributing factors include pregnancy, sedentary professions, obesity and age. Spire Washington Hospital is pleased to be able to offer a minimally invasive procedure (Venefit™) to treat varicose veins.

"Venefit is highly effective, well tolerated and gives high patient satisfaction."
Mr S Vetrivel
Consultant General and Vascular Surgeon

If you would like more information about varicose vein treatments at Spire Washington Hospital please complete the form on the right-hand side of this page. To make an appointment you simply need to contact our out patient appointment team on 0191 418 8687. Alternatively you can email info@spirewashington.

Treatment Pricing

Venefit procedure (one leg) in endoscopy - local anaesthetic* £2095.00
Venefit procedure (one leg) in theatre - general anaesthetic* £2900.00
Venefit procedure (both legs) in theatre - general anaesthetic* £3575.00


* These prices represent the main treatment cost, for a more comprehensive breakdown of prices please click here.

Frequently Asked Questions about Venefit® for varicose veins

What is Venefit?
The Venefit™ procedure is a minimally invasive treatment alternative with less pain and less bruising when compared to traditional vein stripping surgery and laser treatment. Using the Venefit® system, the diseased veins are closed by inserting the Closure catheter into a vein and heating the vein wall using temperature-controlled RF energy. Heating the vein wall causes collagen in the wall to shrink and the vein to close. After the vein is sealed shut, blood then naturally reroutes to healthy veins.

How quickly can I go back to work?
Normal activities can usually be resumed almost immediately and most patients are back to work within a day or two.

Will there be any scarring, swelling or bruising after the procedure?
Patients report minimal to no scarring, bruising, or swelling after they have the procedure.

Is the procedure covered by my medical insurance?
Most major health insurers cover the Venefit™ procedure.  You will need to check with your insurance provider to be sure of your exact level of cover.

I don't have medical insurance, how much does it cost?
An exact price cannot be given until after your initial consultation with a surgeon and she or he has confirmed that treatment is suitable and that no further tests are required. 

Who performs the procedure?
At Spire Washington Hospital there are four consultant general surgeons who perform the Venefit procedure: Mr P DaveyMr S VetrivelMr P CullenMr I Hawthorn and Mr G Tervit.

How do I make an appointment?
To make an appointment you simply need to contact our out patient appointment team on 0191 418 8636 or 0191 418 8664. Alternatively you can email

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We're here to help, so if you require any further information, have a question about varicose vein surgery or would like to make an appointment to see one of our consultants, please contact us on 0191 418 8687 or email at

Spire Washington's Varicose Vein Consultant Surgeons

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Mr Patrick Cullen

Mr Philip Davey

Mr Ian Hawthorn

Mr Gareth Tervit

Mr Shanmugam Vetrivel

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