Varicose vein treatment at Spire Methley Park Hospital

A variety of methods to treat unsightly and painful varicose veins.

At Spire Methley Park Hospital, we offer a range of techniques to treat varicose veins.

Varicose veins are swollen, twisted, dark veins usually found in your legs or feet that develop due to weak valves in your blood vessels. Treatment involves closing off and destroying or removing the veins.

Sometimes also called

  • Endothermal ablation
  • Ligation and stripping
  • Endovenous laser treatment
  • Radiofrequency ablation

The procedure(s) listed above are examples only and may not be available at all Spire hospitals.


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 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 Methley Park Hospital

Based near Leeds and Wakefield, we provide comprehensive private hospital care for our patients across West Yorkshire and South Yorkshire.

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 Methley 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 (VNUS - one leg) Fees
Initial consultation From £130
Treatment £3,125
Aftercare Included
Guide price £3,255
Monthly treatment price

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

£157
Representative example
Loan amount £2,625
Deposit £500
Loan period 18 months
Representative APR 9.9%
Total amount repayable £2,826
Varicose vein treatment (VNUS - both legs) Fees
Initial consultation From £130
Treatment £3,460
Aftercare Included
Guide price £3,590
Monthly treatment price

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

£177
Representative example
Loan amount £2,960
Deposit £500
Loan period 18 months
Representative APR 9.9%
Total amount repayable £3,186
Varicose vein treatment (surgical - one leg) Fees
Initial consultation From £130
Treatment £2,600
Aftercare Included
Guide price £2,730
Monthly treatment price

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

£125
Representative example
Loan amount £2,100
Deposit £500
Loan period 18 months
Representative APR 9.9%
Total amount repayable £2,250
Varicose vein treatment (surgical - both legs) Fees
Initial consultation From £130
Treatment £3,740
Aftercare Included
Guide price £3,870
Monthly treatment price

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

£193
Representative example
Loan amount £3,240
Deposit £500
Loan period 18 months
Representative APR 9.9%
Total amount repayable £3,474

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 Methley 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 Methley Park Hospital

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 Methley Park Hospital

Finding us

We're on Methley Lane (the A639) - approximately 1.5 miles from junction 30 of the M62. The hospital is well served by rail stations with Castleford station 3 miles away, Wakefield 7 miles away and Leeds station 10 miles away. 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 your expected recovery timeline

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.

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 an hour 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.

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 six 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

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.

How to get to us

We're on Methley Lane (the A639) - approximately 1.5 miles from junction 30 of the M62.

The hospital is well served by rail stations with Castleford station three miles away, Wakefield seven miles away and Leeds station 10 miles away.

Find us on Google maps

Spire Methley Park Hospital,

Methley Lane,
Methley,
Leeds,
LS26 9HG

Main Switchboard:  01977 518518

Self-pay treatment enquiries:  01977 664245

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Important information about Covid-19 tests

Spire Methley Park Hospital is only able to provide Covid-19 tests to patients undergoing surgery at our hospital. Covid-19 testing or antibody tests are not available as a standalone service.

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