Varicose vein treatment at Spire Portsmouth Hospital

Inclusive treatment and care from £2,250

At Spire Portsmouth 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. Thread veins, spider veins and skin tags on the face and body can also be treated.

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
  • Transparent pricing
  • Rated 'Good' by the Care Quality Commission

Varicose vein treatment: what to expect at Spire Portsmouth

Spire Portsmouth is an established local private hospital providing comprehensive treatments and care to our patients in Hampshire.

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 Portsmouth 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 £180
Treatment £2,460
Aftercare Included
Guide price £2,640
Monthly treatment price

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

£90
Representative example
Loan amount £1,960
Deposit £500
Loan period 24 months
Representative APR 9.9%
Total amount repayable £2,160
Varicose vein treatment (VNUS - one leg) Fees
Initial consultation £180
Treatment £2,460
Aftercare Included
Guide price £2,640
Monthly treatment price

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

£90
Representative example
Loan amount £1,960
Deposit £500
Loan period 24 months
Representative APR 9.9%
Total amount repayable £2,160
Varicose vein treatment (EVLA - both legs) Fees
Initial consultation £180
Treatment £4,190
Aftercare Included
Guide price £4,370
Monthly treatment price

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

£169
Representative example
Loan amount £3,690
Deposit £500
Loan period 24 months
Representative APR 9.9%
Total amount repayable £4,056
Varicose vein treatment (VNUS - both legs) Fees
Initial consultation £180
Treatment £4,190
Aftercare Included
Guide price £4,370
Monthly treatment price

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

£169
Representative example
Loan amount £3,690
Deposit £500
Loan period 24 months
Representative APR 9.9%
Total amount repayable £4,056
Varicose vein treatment (surgical - one leg) Fees
Initial consultation £180
Treatment £2,070
Aftercare Included
Guide price £2,250
Monthly treatment price

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

£72
Representative example
Loan amount £1,570
Deposit £500
Loan period 24 months
Representative APR 9.9%
Total amount repayable £1,728
Varicose vein treatment (surgical - both legs) Fees
Initial consultation £180
Treatment £3,380
Aftercare Included
Guide price £3,560
Monthly treatment price

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

£132
Representative example
Loan amount £2,880
Deposit £500
Loan period 24 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 Portsmouth 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 Portsmouth

Your consultant will recommend a treatment based on the type of varicose veins you have, your general health and your desired outcome.

We have a range of treatments available. All have their own potential benefits and risks which your consultant will discuss with you.

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):

  • 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 ligation and stripping – a surgical procedure to remove the veins.

Vein Away treatment

The Vein Away system is used for the treatment of thread veins, spider veins and skin tags on the face and body. 

During Vein Away treatment, the consultant uses a very fine needle to target the veins. The needle doesn’t pierce the skin and ultra-fast radio frequency is used to send a pulse along the needle. You may feel a mild prickly sensation and experience some redness after treatment which should soon settle.

The procedure typically takes 15 minutes following an initial consultation.

Preparing for varicose vein treatment at Spire Portsmouth

Getting here

Spire Portsmouth Hospital is located on the West Sussex/Hampshire border in Havant, just off the B2148 Rowlands Castle to Emsworth Road. We're a 20 minute drive from Chichester or Fareham. 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

One of our nurses and your consultant will meet you on arrival and get you prepared for your treatment. You’ll then be taken to an operating theatre, day surgery theatre or a consulting room.

Where you’ll be treated depends on what treatment you’re having and what kind of anaesthetic you’ll need.

The procedure will take between 30 minutes to an hour but may be longer if you’re having a lot of veins and/or both legs treated.

Anaesthetic

The anaesthetic required varies depending on the procedure you’re having and your overall health. Most procedures are performed using local anaesthetic (so the area being treated will be numb). However, sometimes it may be necessary to have a general anaesthetic, for instance it’s often needed for ligation and stripping which is a surgical procedure for treating varicose veins.

After treatment

Usually, you can go home a few hours after your procedure. You’ll be taken to relax in a private room (unless surgery was performed in a consulting room) before going home when you’re ready.

However, you may require an overnight stay, particularly if you’ve had a general anaesthetic. If so, you’ll have your own en-suite room which will have:

  • TV with Freeview
  • Garden view
  • Armchair
  • Wardrobe

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:

Treatment and recovery timeline

View full 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

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.

Get in touch

70869
True
treatment

Marketing Information

Spire would like to provide you with marketing information about products and services offered by Spire and by selected third-party partners. If you do not consent for us to process your personal data for marketing activities, we will still be able to contact you about your enquiry.

We may contact you by email, SMS or phone about your enquiry. If we try to contact you by phone (mobile and/or landline) and you are not available, we may leave you a voicemail message. We may also use your details to contact you about patient surveys we use for improving our service or monitoring outcomes, which are not a form of marketing.