Varicose vein treatment at Spire Elland Hospital

Inclusive treatment and care from £2,745

At Spire Elland Hospital, we offer some of the latest techniques to treat varicose veins. These are 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, simple pricing and flexible payment options
  • Rated 'Good' by the Care Quality Commission

By Wallace Health I Medically reviewed by Adrian Roberts.
Page last reviewed: October 2018 I Next review due: October 2021

Varicose vein treatment: what to expect at Spire Elland

Spire Elland is a long-established private hospital providing care to our patients across Halifax and the surrounding Yorkshire areas.

We offer treatment for varicose veins if they’re causing pain or complications, or if you’d like them treated for cosmetic reasons.

You can expect fast access to a consultant of your choice, in our clean, modern facilities. Your consultant will recommend a treatment and recovery plan that’s personalised to your needs.

How much does varicose vein treatment cost at Spire Elland

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 (VNUS - one leg) Fees
Initial consultation £170
Treatment £2,575
Aftercare Included
Guide price £2,745
Monthly treatment price

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

£124
Representative example
Loan amount £2,075
Deposit £500
Loan period 18 months
Representative APR 9.9%
Total amount repayable £2,232
Varicose vein treatment (VNUS - both legs) Fees
Initial consultation £170
Treatment £4,020
Aftercare Included
Guide price £4,190
Monthly treatment price

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

£210
Representative example
Loan amount £3,520
Deposit £500
Loan period 18 months
Representative APR 9.9%
Total amount repayable £3,780
Varicose vein treatment (surgical - one leg) Fees
Initial consultation £170
Treatment £2,775
Aftercare Included
Guide price £2,945
Monthly treatment price

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

£136
Representative example
Loan amount £2,275
Deposit £500
Loan period 18 months
Representative APR 9.9%
Total amount repayable £2,448
Varicose vein treatment (surgical - both legs) Fees
Initial consultation £170
Treatment £3,880
Aftercare Included
Guide price £4,050
Monthly treatment price

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

£202
Representative example
Loan amount £3,380
Deposit £500
Loan period 18 months
Representative APR 9.9%
Total amount repayable £3,636

The guide price displayed shows what most patients who pay for their own treatment should expect to pay for treatment. The price may vary depending on Consultant, type of anaesthetic, implant or drug used, and may also vary due to your medical history.

Spire Elland 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 Elland

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.

The following procedures all use ultrasound imaging to guide your consultant when positioning the injection or catheter (a thin tube through which smaller instruments can be inserted):

  • Radiofrequency ablation (eg Venefit®, also called VNUS closure) – a probe inside a catheter is inserted into the affected vein and uses radiofrequency energy to heat and seal the vein
  • Ultrasound-guided foam sclerotherapy (USGFS) – a special foam is injected into the affected vein which blocks it

We also offer: Ligation and stripping – a surgical procedure to remove the veins.

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 Elland

Coming into hospital

Spire Elland Hospital is situated just two minutes’ drive from the M62 motorway. Public transport options are available. There’s free parking available for you and your visitors.

Meeting your consultant

Your appointment will take place in one of our consultation rooms. Your consultant will discuss:

  • Your symptoms or reasons for wanting treatment
  • Your general health and medical history
  • If they recommend any additional tests or scans to help plan your treatment
  • Your treatment and recovery plan
  • What the treatment involves, along with potential benefits and risks
  • The anaesthetic you’ll require

You may also need a pre-operative assessment before going ahead with treatment. This is to ensure you're fit and well enough for surgery.

Varicose vein treatment: your procedure

When you arrive at hospital, your consultant and a nurse will get you ready for your treatment. Your procedure will take place in an operating theatre.

Treatment usually takes between half an hour to an hour. However, it may take longer if you’re having both legs or many veins treated.

Anaesthetic

So that you won’t feel any pain during the procedure, you’ll have either:

  • A general anaesthetic – where you’ll be asleep
  • A local anaesthetic – so the area being treated will be numb

For ligation and stripping, which is a surgical procedure to treat varicose veins, you’ll probably have general anaesthetic. All other treatments are usually performed using local anaesthetic.

After your treatment

Once your consultant has finished, you’ll be able to relax in the recovery area or on a ward until you’re ready to go home – usually a few hours after your procedure.

If you’ve had general anaesthetic, you may need to stay overnight. If you do, you’ll stay in one of our private, en-suite rooms which have:

  • TV/radio
  • En-suite
  • Window
  • Armchair
  • Wardrobe

Q & A

Gary Maytham, Consultant Vascular Surgeon

Talking about varicose veins

Varicose vein treatment: your recovery

After you leave hospital, you may need to take some time off work while you recover. However, most people can carry on with their normal routine without any problems. Your consultant will advise you on what’s best, including whether you should wear compression stockings and for how long.

We’ll arrange a follow-up appointment four to six weeks after your procedure to check that you're recovering as expected and assess how the treatment went.

Here’s a typical recovery timeline, although you should always follow your consultant’s advice and bear in mind that everybody is different:

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

  • 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

How to get to us

We are convenient for patients in Calderdale, Huddersfield, Kirklees, Dewsbury and Bradford.

For Sat Nav use HX5 9ER and turn right at Spring Gardens store.

Find us on Google maps

Spire Elland Hospital,

Elland Lane
Elland
West Yorkshire
HX5 9EB

Main SwitchBoard:  01422 324000

Self-pay treatment enquiries:  01422 324069

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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