Varicose vein treatment at Spire Hartswood Hospital

Inclusive treatment and care from £2,565

At Spire Hartswood Hospital, our consultants offer a range of techniques to treat varicose veins – swollen, twisted, dark veins that develop due to weak valves in your blood vessels.

Varicose veins, which are typically found on the legs or feet, can be treated by closing off and destroying or removing the affected 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

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 Hartswood

Spire Hartswood is a well-established provider of private hospital treatments. Patients come to us from Brentwood, Billericay, Chelmsford, Basildon, Romford and other parts of Essex.

We can treat varicose veins if they’re causing pain or complications, or if you'd like to have them treated for aesthetic reasons.

You can get fast access to one of our expert consultants who’ll provide a treatment and recovery plan that’s tailored to you.

How much does Varicose vein treatment cost at Spire Hartswood 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 £150
Treatment £2,735
Aftercare Included
Guide price £2,885
Monthly treatment price

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

£133
Representative example
Loan amount £2,235
Deposit £500
Loan period 18 months
Representative APR 9.9%
Total amount repayable £2,394
Varicose vein treatment (VNUS - one leg) Fees
Initial consultation £150
Treatment £3,455
Aftercare Included
Guide price £3,605
Monthly treatment price

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

£176
Representative example
Loan amount £2,955
Deposit £500
Loan period 18 months
Representative APR 9.9%
Total amount repayable £3,168
Varicose vein treatment (EVLA - both legs) Fees
Initial consultation £150
Treatment £3,855
Aftercare Included
Guide price £4,005
Monthly treatment price

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

£200
Representative example
Loan amount £3,355
Deposit £500
Loan period 18 months
Representative APR 9.9%
Total amount repayable £3,600
Varicose vein treatment (VNUS - both legs) Fees
Initial consultation £150
Treatment £4,040
Aftercare Included
Guide price £4,190
Monthly treatment price

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

£211
Representative example
Loan amount £3,540
Deposit £500
Loan period 18 months
Representative APR 9.9%
Total amount repayable £3,798
Varicose vein treatment (surgical - one leg) Fees
Initial consultation £150
Treatment £2,415
Aftercare Included
Guide price £2,565
Monthly treatment price

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

£129
Representative example
Loan amount £2,165
Deposit £250
Loan period 18 months
Representative APR 9.9%
Total amount repayable £2,322
Varicose vein treatment (surgical - both legs) Fees
Initial consultation £150
Treatment £3,315
Aftercare Included
Guide price £3,465
Monthly treatment price

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

£168
Representative example
Loan amount £2,815
Deposit £500
Loan period 18 months
Representative APR 9.9%
Total amount repayable £3,024

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 Hartswood 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 Hartswood

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
  • VenaSeal™ closure system – a catheter is inserted into the affected vein and a special glue is released at regular intervals down the vein to seal it closed

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 Hartswood

Getting here

At Spire Hartswood, we’re very easy to reach from the A12, A13, M25 and M11, based just 25 miles from London Stansted Airport and 20 miles from central London. We have free on-site parking for you and your visitors.

Your consultation

You’ll meet your chosen consultant in one of our private consultation rooms. They’ll discuss:

  • 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

Once you arrive for your treatment, you’ll meet your consultant again who’ll work with our nurses to get you ready for your procedure.

Depending on the treatment and anaesthetic you’re having, you’ll be taken to an operating theatre or a day surgery theatre.

The time taken for each procedure ranges from half an hour to an hour or longer if you’re having more veins treated.

Anaesthetic

Most procedures can be performed under local anaesthetic, meaning you won’t be able to feel anything in the area being treated. Alternatively, you may have a general anaesthetic (eg usually for surgical ligation and stripping) where you’ll be completely asleep.

After your procedure

You can usually go home around four hours after your treatment. It may be longer for general anaesthetic and if you’ve had more veins and/or both legs treated. You’ll be able to relax in a private room on a ward until you’re ready to leave.

Occasionally, you may need an overnight stay, particularly if you have other medical conditions or live alone. If so, you’ll have one of our private, en-suite rooms. All of our rooms have:

  • A wall-mounted TV
  • WiFi access
  • An en-suite bathroom
  • Comfortable chairs for your visitors

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 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

Spire Hartswood Hospital is based in quiet and peaceful grounds, just two miles from the M25 motorway and easily accessible from other major roads like the M11, A12 and A13. It is 25 miles from London Stansted Airport and 20 miles from central London.

Find us on Google maps

Spire Hartswood Hospital,

Eagle Way
Brentwood
Essex
CM13 3LE

Main SwitchBoard:  01277 232525

Self-pay treatment enquiries:  01277 266761

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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