Varicose vein treatment at Spire Sussex Hospital

Inclusive treatment and care from £2,385

At Spire Sussex Hospital, we offer some of the latest techniques to treat varicose veins. They're swollen, twisted, dark 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 treatment when you need it
  • Consultants who are experts in their field
  • Transparent pricing
  • Rated ‘Outstanding’ 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 Sussex

At Spire Sussex, we provide high-quality treatments and services and are extremely proud to be rated as Outstanding by the Care Quality Commission (CQC) for our private hospital care.

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 Sussex 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 (surgical - one leg) Fees
Initial consultation £170
Treatment £2,215
Aftercare Included
Guide price £2,385
Monthly treatment price

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

£117
Representative example
Loan amount £1,965
Deposit £250
Loan period 18 months
Representative APR 9.9%
Total amount repayable £2,106
Varicose vein treatment (surgical - both legs) Fees
Initial consultation £170
Treatment £3,360
Aftercare Included
Guide price £3,530
Monthly treatment price

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

£171
Representative example
Loan amount £2,860
Deposit £500
Loan period 18 months
Representative APR 9.9%
Total amount repayable £3,078

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 Sussex 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 Sussex

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.

  • Ligation and stripping – a surgical procedure to remove the veins
  • Ultrasound-guided foam sclerotherapy (USGFS) – a special foam is injected into the affected vein which blocks it

Your consultant will explain the potential benefits and complications of the procedure before you decide to go ahead.

Preparing for varicose vein treatment at Spire Sussex

Finding us

We're situated near Hastings. The nearest railway stations are Hastings Town and Battle, both approximately three miles away, or 10 minutes by car. 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

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 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 our outpatient department 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
  • Window
  • Armchair
  • WiFi

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 a few 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

How to get to us

Situated near Hastings, our patients come from East Sussex and Kent, including Battle, Hastings, Bexhill-on-Sea, Eastbourne, Rye, Tenterden, Cranbrook and Ashford.

Find us on Google maps

Spire Sussex Hospital,

The Ridge
St Leonards On Sea
East Sussex
TN37 7RE

Main Switchboard:  01424 757400

Self-pay treatment enquiries:  01424 757455

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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