Varicose vein treatments in just one day

Spire Wellesley Hospital in Southend, Essex, is proud to offer varicose vein treatments that can be tailored to your individual needs, whether you have problems with painful veins or if they are proving unsightly and embarassing. 

"State-of-the-art vein treatment can mean far quicker recovery times for suitable patients"
Carol Cooper, Specialist Venous Nurse

Varicose veins are swollen, twisted and unsightly veins, usually on the legs, that look lumpy and bluish through the skin. They happen when the valves in the veins become weak or break, allowing blood to collect in the skin instead of being carried up to the heart. The increased pressure can cause aching and other complications such as eczema, discolouration and leg ulceration.

Smaller veins under the skin are sometimes called spider veins or thread veins, although these are unsightly they are not the same as varicose veins and rarely cause discomfort or complications.

The varicose vein service at Spire Wellesley Hospital, Southend, is run by our consultant vascular surgeon Mr Matthew Jakeways using a variety of modern techniques including:

  • VNUS Closure®
  • Sclerotherapy
  • Surgical removal (tying and stripping of veins under general anaesthetic)

Before choosing the best treatment for you, an outpatient assessment appointment will be made with our highly trained specialist nurse. It is vital to assess the nature of your varicose veins, how much trouble they are causing you and how best to treat them. Modern techniques mean that many patients can be treated without the need for an overnight hospital stay. 

Your legs will be carefully examined and a duplex ultrasound vein scan will be performed to accurately map the anatomy and function of your veins and to determine how best to treat them. This is a painless investigation. 

Having obtained all the information required, the consultant will advise the most suitable treatment for your varicose veins and how to achieve the best possible results. 

For more information on the Spire Wellesley Hospital varicose vein service please call 01702 462 926 or complete the form on the right-hand side of this page.

FREE Varicose Veins information Evening

Wednesday 19th October 7pm

Spire Wellesley Hospital is proud to promote its varicose vein service, offering a range of treatments for varicose veins and thread veins that can be tailored to your individual needs, whether you have problems with painful veins or if they are proving unsightly and embarrassing.

The varicose vein service at the Spire Wellesley Hospital is run by two of our highly trained consultant specialists, one of which, Mr Matthew Jakeways, will be giving a presentation on a variety of modern techniques, including VNUS Closure®.

The VNUS Closure® procedure is a minimally-invasive alternative to the surgical treatments of varicose veins and it is estimated that up to 70% of patients requiring treatment could benefit from this effective and less painful form of treatment.

If you are considering treatment for varicose veins, particularly if you are paying for this yourself, why not join us at our relaxed and informative presentation?

To learn more about the treatments available or to book your free place at our next varicose vein evening, please call our Customer Service Adviser on 01702 447926.

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For more information call one of our friendly Treatment Enquiry Advisers on 01702 447 926,  or complete the form on the right-hand side of this page.

Paying for your own varicose vein treatment?

Private healthcare at Essex's Spire Wellesley private hospital is open to all.  If you do not have private medical insurance and would like to cover the cost of your own varicose vein treatment, please call us for a quote on

01702 447 926

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