Varicose vein treatment at Spire Hull and East Riding Hospital

Inclusive treatment and care from £2,755

At Spire Hull and East Riding 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 treatment when you need it
  • Consultants who are experts in their field
  • Clear pricing and payment plans available to make your treatment more affordable
  • Rated 'Good' by the Care Quality Commission

Varicose vein treatment: what to expect at Spire Hull and East Riding

Just a few minutes’ drive from the Humber Bridge, we provide comprehensive private hospital care for our patients across East Yorkshire.

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 Hull and East Riding 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 £2,920
Aftercare Included
Guide price £3,070
Monthly treatment price

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

£112
Representative example
Loan amount £2,420
Deposit £500
Loan period 24 months
Representative APR 9.9%
Total amount repayable £2,677
Varicose vein treatment (VNUS - one leg) Fees
Initial consultation £150
Treatment £2,610
Aftercare Included
Guide price £2,760
Monthly treatment price

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

£97
Representative example
Loan amount £2,110
Deposit £500
Loan period 24 months
Representative APR 9.9%
Total amount repayable £2,334
Varicose vein treatment (EVLA - both legs) Fees
Initial consultation £150
Treatment £3,775
Aftercare Included
Guide price £3,925
Monthly treatment price

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

£151
Representative example
Loan amount £3,275
Deposit £500
Loan period 24 months
Representative APR 9.9%
Total amount repayable £3,623
Varicose vein treatment (VNUS - both legs) Fees
Initial consultation £150
Treatment £4,550
Aftercare Included
Guide price £4,700
Monthly treatment price

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

£187
Representative example
Loan amount £4,050
Deposit £500
Loan period 24 months
Representative APR 9.9%
Total amount repayable £4,481
Varicose vein treatment (surgical - one leg) Fees
Initial consultation £150
Treatment £2,605
Aftercare Included
Guide price £2,755
Monthly treatment price

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

£97
Representative example
Loan amount £2,105
Deposit £500
Loan period 24 months
Representative APR 9.9%
Total amount repayable £2,329
Varicose vein treatment (surgical - both legs) Fees
Initial consultation £150
Treatment £4,305
Aftercare Included
Guide price £4,455
Monthly treatment price

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

£175
Representative example
Loan amount £3,805
Deposit £500
Loan period 24 months
Representative APR 9.9%
Total amount repayable £4,210

Spire Hull and East Riding 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 Hull and East Riding

We offer a variety of treatments for varicose veins. Treatment choices available to you will depend on the type of varicose veins you have, what you’d like to achieve and your general health. Your consultant will discuss which treatment is best for you at your initial appointment.

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

Every treatment has its own benefits and risks which your consultant will explain to you during your consultation.

Preparing for varicose vein treatment at Spire Hull and East Riding

Getting here

Spire Hull and East Riding Hospital is just a couple of minutes’ drive from the Humber Bridge and 15 minutes from Hull city centre. Public transport options are available. 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

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 a private room until you’re ready to go home – usually 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 with Freeview
  • En-suite
  • Window
  • Armchair

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 six weeks 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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