Varicose vein treatment at Spire Leicester Hospital

Inclusive treatment and care from £2,335

At Spire Leicester Hospital, we offer some of the latest techniques to treat varicose veins. Varicose veins are swollen, twisted, dark coloured 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

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 Leicester

Spire Leicester is a long-established private hospital providing comprehensive treatments and care to our patients across the East Midlands and beyond.

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 Leicester 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 if you don’t have medical insurance.

Varicose vein treatment (EVLA - one leg) Fees
Initial consultation £175
Treatment £2,710
Aftercare Included
Guide price £2,885
Monthly treatment price

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

£132
Representative example
Loan amount £2,210
Deposit £500
Loan period 18 months
Representative APR 9.9%
Total amount repayable £2,376
Varicose vein treatment (EVLA - both legs) Fees
Initial consultation £175
Treatment £3,670
Aftercare Included
Guide price £3,845
Monthly treatment price

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

£189
Representative example
Loan amount £3,170
Deposit £500
Loan period 18 months
Representative APR 9.9%
Total amount repayable £3,402
Varicose vein treatment (surgical - one leg) Fees
Initial consultation £175
Treatment £2,160
Aftercare Included
Guide price £2,335
Monthly treatment price

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

£114
Representative example
Loan amount £1,910
Deposit £250
Loan period 18 months
Representative APR 9.9%
Total amount repayable £2,052
Varicose vein treatment (surgical - both legs) Fees
Initial consultation £175
Treatment £3,115
Aftercare Included
Guide price £3,290
Monthly treatment price

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

£156
Representative example
Loan amount £2,615
Deposit £500
Loan period 18 months
Representative APR 9.9%
Total amount repayable £2,808

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 Leicester 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 Leicester

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: 

  • 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 (your doctor will use ultrasound imaging to help guide them)
  • 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 Leicester

Finding us

We're located seven miles from junction 21 of the M1 and easily accessible from the A47 and A6. We’re a 15 minute cab ride from Leicester railway station. We have free parking for you and your visitors.

Your consultation

Your initial consultation will be in one of our private consultation rooms. During your appointment, your consultant will ask questions about:

  • Your reasons for wanting or needing treatment, such as symptoms or aesthetics
  • Your health and medical history
  • What you’d like to achieve through treatment

Your consultant will also explain:

  • If you need to have further tests and scans to assess your condition
  • Which treatment is best for you and what it involves
  • The anaesthetic you’ll need and how long it will take to recover

Before proceeding with your treatment, you may need to have a pre-operative assessment. This is to check your overall health and fitness before having surgery.

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. You’ll be taken to an operating 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 (usually for surgical ligation and stripping) where you’ll be completely asleep.

After your procedure

You can usually go home a few 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 until you’re ready to leave.

Occasionally, you may need an overnight stay. If so, you’ll have one of our private, en-suite rooms. All of our rooms have:

  • Nurse call system
  • TV/Radio
  • Telephone and WiFi
  • En-suite bathroom
  • Wardrobe space and a small locker
  • 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:

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

As well as being close to the city centre, we're just seven miles from junction 21 of the M1 and easily accessible from the A47 and A6.

We're less than an hour's drive from Nottingham East Midlands and Birmingham International airports.

We're three miles (or a 15 minute cab ride) from Leicester railway station.

Find us on Google maps

Spire Leicester Hospital,

Gartree Road
Oadby
Leicester
LE2 2FF

Main Switchboard:  0116 2720888

Self-pay treatment enquiries:  0116 2653021

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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