Varicose vein treatment at Spire Bushey Hospital

Inclusive treatment and care from £3,377

At Spire Bushey Hospital, we offer some of the latest techniques to treat varicose veins. They're swollen, twisted, dark veins that develop due to weak valves in your blood vessels and are commonly found on the legs or feet.

Treatment for varicose veins involves closing off and destroying or removing the veins.

Sometimes also called

  • Endothermal ablation
  • Ligation and stripping
  • Endovenous laser treatment
  • Radiofrequency ablation

At a glance

  • Typical hospital stay
    Same day discharge or 1 night

  • Procedure duration
    45-90 minutes

  • Type of anaesthetic
    General, spinal, epidural, or local

  • Available to self-pay?
    Yes

  • Covered by health insurance?
    Yes

Why Spire?

  • Fast access to a wide range of treatments
  • Consultants who are experts in their field
  • Clear pricing with no hidden charges
  • Rated 'Good' by the Care Quality Commission

Varicose vein treatment: what to expect at Spire Bushey

Spire Bushey is one of north London and Hertfordshire’s leading private hospitals and we take pride in delivering high-quality care.

If varicose veins are causing you pain or complications, or you’d like them removed for cosmetic reasons, we have a choice of consultants who can provide a treatment that’s personalised to your needs.

We offer fast access to consultations and treatments, in a clean, comfortable environment.

How much does Varicose vein treatment cost at Spire Bushey Hospital

It’s a common operation to have done privately, and our inclusive prices and access to payment plans make it easy and more affordable, even if you don’t have medical insurance.

Varicose vein treatment (EVLA - one leg) Fees
Initial consultation £225
Treatment £3,152
Aftercare Included
Guide price £3,377
Monthly treatment price

(Loan applicable to the treatment cost and excludes the initial consultation)

£122
Representative example
Loan amount £2,652
Deposit £500
Loan period 24 months
Representative APR 9.9%
Total amount repayable £2,928
Varicose vein treatment (EVLA - both legs) Fees
Initial consultation £225
Treatment £4,283
Aftercare Included
Guide price £4,508
Monthly treatment price

(Loan applicable to the treatment cost and excludes the initial consultation)

£174
Representative example
Loan amount £3,783
Deposit £500
Loan period 24 months
Representative APR 9.9%
Total amount repayable £4,176
Varicose vein treatment (surgical - one leg) Fees
Initial consultation £225
Treatment £3,577
Aftercare Included
Guide price £3,802
Monthly treatment price

(Loan applicable to the treatment cost and excludes the initial consultation)

£141
Representative example
Loan amount £3,077
Deposit £500
Loan period 24 months
Representative APR 9.9%
Total amount repayable £3,384
Varicose vein treatment (surgical - both legs) Fees
Initial consultation £225
Treatment £4,267
Aftercare Included
Guide price £4,492
Monthly treatment price

(Loan applicable to the treatment cost and excludes the initial consultation)

£173
Representative example
Loan amount £3,767
Deposit £500
Loan period 24 months
Representative APR 9.9%
Total amount repayable £4,152

Spire Bushey Hospital can provide you with a single, fixed price so there are no surprises. Please read Spire Healthcare's terms and conditions for full details of what’s included and excluded in your fixed price when paying for yourself. Finance options are available through our partner Omni Capital Retail Finance Ltd, 10 Norwich Street, London, EC4A 1BD.

Procedures offered for varicose vein treatment at Spire Bushey

Your consultant will assess the condition of your varicose veins, your general health and your intended outcome in order to recommend the most appropriate treatment for you.

Our consultants offer a variety of treatments for varicose veins.

We offer:

  • Radiofrequency ablation (VNUS closure) – a probe inside a catheter is inserted into the affected vein and uses radiofrequency energy to heat and seal the vein
  • Hook phlebectomy or microphlebectomy – small incisions are made close to the vein and a hook-shaped instrument is used to remove the affected veins through the incisions
  • Ligation and stripping (surgical removal) – surgery to tie off and remove the affected veins, usually done under a general anaesthetic with discharge the same day (however, if both legs are being treated, you’ll need to stay in your hospital overnight)
  • Endovenous laser – one of the most common procedures used, a laser inserted by a catheter heats up the vein and seals it closed and an ultrasound scan guides the laser to the correct position (usually conducted under local anaesthetic)

Your consultant will explain the potential benefits and complications of each procedure before you decide to go ahead.

Preparing for varicose vein treatment at Spire Bushey

Getting here

Spire Bushey Hospital and Spire Bushey Diagnostic Centre are situated within easy access to the M1/M25 motorways, underground and overground train stations. We have free on-site parking for you and your visitors.

Your consultation

Your initial consultation will take place at Spire Bushey Diagnostic Centre located in Elstree, less than two minutes from the main hospital site, which offers the latest facilities and diagnostics. Your consultant will discuss with you:

  • The reasons why you’d like treatment
  • Your medical history
  • Which treatment will be best for you
  • How the procedure will be performed and what anaesthetic you’ll need
  • The potential benefits and risks

Your consultant may need you to have additional tests or scans before they can recommend the next steps.

You may also need a pre-operative assessment to check your fitness and overall health before the procedure.

Varicose vein treatment: your procedure

On the day

One of our nurses and your consultant will meet you on arrival and prepare you for treatment. You’ll then be taken to an operating theatre.

The procedure will take between 30 minutes to an hour but may be longer if you’re having a lot of veins and/or both legs treated.

Anaesthetic

The anaesthetic required varies depending on the procedure you’re having and your overall health. Most procedures are performed using local anaesthetic (so the area being treated will be numb). However, sometimes it may be necessary to have a general anaesthetic, for instance it’s often needed for ligation and stripping which is a surgical procedure for treating varicose veins.

After treatment

Usually, you can go home a few hours after your procedure. You’ll be taken to relax in a private room before going home when you’re ready.

Q & A

Gary Maytham, Consultant Vascular Surgeon

Talking about varicose veins

Varicose vein treatment: your recovery

Most people can resume normal activities immediately after varicose vein surgery. For ligation and stripping, you may need to rest and take some time off work before gently returning back to your normal routine.

Your consultant may advise that you wear compression stockings for up to a week.

You’ll return to the hospital for a check-up appointment one week later, so we can ensure that you’re healing as expected and your veins have improved.

Although everyone’s different and you should always follow your consultant’s advice, here’s a typical recovery timeline:

Treatment and recovery timeline

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0-1 days

Leave hospital

1 week

Stop wearing compression stockings and back to most normal activities

2-4 weeks

Aching should stop

4 weeks

Full recovery for open surgery techniques

The treatment described on this page may be adapted to meet your individual needs, so it's important to follow your healthcare professional's advice and raise any questions that you may have with them.

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