Varicose vein treatment at Spire Gatwick Park Hospital

Inclusive treatment and care from £2,515

At Spire Gatwick Park 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 treatment when you need it
  • Expert, personalised treatments
  • Clear, simple pricing and flexible payment options

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 Gatwick Park

Spire Gatwick Park is a well-established provider of private hospital treatments to patients in Surrey and Sussex.

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 Gatwick Park 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 £200
Treatment £2,315
Aftercare Included
Guide price £2,515
Monthly treatment price

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

£123
Representative example
Loan amount £2,065
Deposit £250
Loan period 18 months
Representative APR 9.9%
Total amount repayable £2,214
Varicose vein treatment (VNUS - one leg) Fees
Initial consultation £200
Treatment £3,660
Aftercare Included
Guide price £3,860
Monthly treatment price

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

£189
Representative example
Loan amount £3,160
Deposit £500
Loan period 18 months
Representative APR 9.9%
Total amount repayable £3,402
Varicose vein treatment (EVLA - both legs) Fees
Initial consultation £200
Treatment £3,520
Aftercare Included
Guide price £3,720
Monthly treatment price

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

£180
Representative example
Loan amount £3,020
Deposit £500
Loan period 18 months
Representative APR 9.9%
Total amount repayable £3,240
Varicose vein treatment (VNUS - both legs) Fees
Initial consultation £200
Treatment £4,190
Aftercare Included
Guide price £4,390
Monthly treatment price

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

£220
Representative example
Loan amount £3,690
Deposit £500
Loan period 18 months
Representative APR 9.9%
Total amount repayable £3,960
Varicose vein treatment (surgical - one leg) Fees
Initial consultation £200
Treatment £2,690
Aftercare Included
Guide price £2,890
Monthly treatment price

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

£130
Representative example
Loan amount £2,190
Deposit £500
Loan period 18 months
Representative APR 9.9%
Total amount repayable £2,340
Varicose vein treatment (surgical - both legs) Fees
Initial consultation £200
Treatment £3,635
Aftercare Included
Guide price £3,835
Monthly treatment price

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

£187
Representative example
Loan amount £3,135
Deposit £500
Loan period 18 months
Representative APR 9.9%
Total amount repayable £3,366

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 Gatwick Park 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 Gatwick Park

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
  • Endovenous laser ablation (EVLA) – a tiny laser inside a catheter is inserted into the affected vein which emits bursts of 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:

  • 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 – 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 Gatwick Park

Coming into hospital

We're just a few miles from Gatwick Airport, the M25 and M23 motorways, central London and Victoria station are a 30 minute train ride away. 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. Subject to which procedure and anaesthetic you’re having, it will take place in an operating theatre or a day surgery 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 a cubicle or private room until you’re ready to go home – usually around six 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
  • Armchair and footstool
  • Bedside table
  • Wardrobe
  • Air-conditioning
  • En-suite bathroom with walk in shower
  • Lock safe

Q & A

Gary Maytham, Consultant Vascular Surgeon

Talking about varicose veins

Varicose vein treatment: your recovery

You can usually get back to your normal routine straight away after your treatment. However, if you’ve had ligation and stripping, or more veins treated, you may need to take a few days off work and rest. Your consultant may recommend compression stockings which can help improve blood flow while your body heals.

After two to three weeks, you’ll return to the hospital for a follow-up appointment so we can check that you’re recovering well and the treatment has worked.

Your recovery will be personal to you and you should always take your consultant’s advice. Here’s a typical recovery timeline as a guide:

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're just a few miles from Gatwick Airport, the M25 and M23 motorways. Central London and Victoria station are only a 30 minute train ride away.

Find us on Google maps

Spire Gatwick Park Hospital,

Povey Cross Road
Horley
Surrey
RH6 0BB

Main Switchboard:  01293 785 511

Self-pay treatment enquiries:  01293 778 906

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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