Varicose vein treatment at Spire Parkway Hospital

Inclusive treatment and care from £2,555

At Spire Parkway 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
  • Internationally and nationally renowned consultants
  • 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 Parkway

Spire Parkway is an established local private hospital providing comprehensive treatments and care to our patients in Birmingham and the surrounding areas.

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 Parkway 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 £345
Treatment £2,210
Aftercare Included
Guide price £2,555
Monthly treatment price

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

£117
Representative example
Loan amount £1,960
Deposit £250
Loan period 18 months
Representative APR 9.9%
Total amount repayable £2,106
Varicose vein treatment (VNUS - both legs) Fees
Initial consultation £345
Treatment £3,735
Aftercare Included
Guide price £4,080
Monthly treatment price

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

£193
Representative example
Loan amount £3,235
Deposit £500
Loan period 18 months
Representative APR 9.9%
Total amount repayable £3,474
Varicose vein treatment (surgical - one leg) Fees
Initial consultation £345
Treatment £2,305
Aftercare Included
Guide price £2,650
Monthly treatment price

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

£122
Representative example
Loan amount £2,055
Deposit £250
Loan period 18 months
Representative APR 9.9%
Total amount repayable £2,196
Varicose vein treatment (surgical - both legs) Fees
Initial consultation £345
Treatment £3,445
Aftercare Included
Guide price £3,790
Monthly treatment price

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

£176
Representative example
Loan amount £2,945
Deposit £500
Loan period 18 months
Representative APR 9.9%
Total amount repayable £3,168

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 Parkway 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 Parkway

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
  • ClariVein® – a catheter is inserted into your vein and the end rotates and releases a chemical which seals 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:

  • 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
  • Transilluminated powered phlebectomy – a special light is used under your skin to see the affected veins which are then cut and removed by suction
  • 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 Parkway

Coming into hospital

Spire Parkway is situated a few miles south of Birmingham city centre in Solihull, the hospital is near to both Birmingham International and Solihull train stations. 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 private treatment room.

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 ward until you’re ready to go home – usually about three 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
  • En-suite
  • Window
  • Armchair
  • Free WiFi

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 10 to 14 days 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

Spire Parkway Hospital is situated a few miles south of Birmingham city centre in Solihull with easy access to the M42, M6, M40 and M5.

We're just a few miles from Birmingham International Airport.

Find us on Google maps

Spire Parkway Hospital,

1 Damson Parkway
Solihull, Birmingham
West Midlands
B91 2PP

Main Switchboard:  0121 704 1451

Self-pay treatment enquiries:  0121 704 5530

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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