BMI Healthcare: Varicose vein treatment in the UK
Nationwide access to varicose vein surgery and the latest techniques for varicose vein removal, including endovenous laser therapy (EVLT), VNUS Closure™ Procedure and ClariVein.™
Where can I get varicose vein treatment in the UK?
Healthcare is the largest private hospital group in the UK with 65
state-of-the-art hospitals situated throughout the UK. Its expert
vascular surgeons are able to offer the full range of treatments for
varicose veins, including the latest laser and radiofrequency
techniques and the exciting new ClariVein procedure.
What are varicose veins?
Varicose veins are enlarged and twisted veins that
develop when the small valves in a vein fail, causing the blood to
pool. They are usually found in the legs and can be blue or purple, and
sometimes lumpy. They often run in families, but can develop after
pregnancy or in people who have jobs that involve a lot of standing up
or are overweight.
Many people find varicose veins unsightly and they can
cause discomfort and aching. In rare cases they can ulcerate. The
vascular surgeons at BMI Healthcare are highly experienced in all the
techniques available to remove varicose veins, improving the cosmetic
appearance of the legs and removing any pain and discomfort. They are
happy to advise on the best treatment to suit the individual patient.
Varicose vein surgery at BMI Healthcare
Most varicose veins are caused by a failure in the
valves of the incomplete saphenous vein in the leg. The vascular
surgeon removes the vein through a number of small incisions using a
special instrument, usually under general anaesthetic as day surgery.
Find your nearest BMI Healthcare hospital offering varicose vein surgery.
Laser treatment for varicose veins (EVLT)
Endovenous laser therapy (EVLT) is a new, minimally
invasive treatment for varicose veins. It is a walk-in walk-out
procedure carried out under local anaesthetic. Suitable for seven out
of ten patients, it is a very successful technique with 98% of people
reporting no further problems after five years.
Find your nearest BMI Healthcare hospital offering endovenous laser therapy (EVLT)
VNUS Closure™ Procedure (radiofrequency ablation)
Radiofrequency energy is used to shut and seal the varicose vein. This
is a new technique that results in less discomfort and bruising
compared to EVLT, however patients should speak to their vascular
surgeon to check if they are suitable for the procedure.
Find your nearest BMI Healthcare hospital offering VNUS Closure™ Procedure
ClariVein™: an exciting new method for varicose vein removal
Healthcare is able to offer the very latest FDA approved technology for
the removal of varicose veins, ClariVein™. The internal lining of the
feeding varicose vein is destroyed using a rotating wire in conjunction
with a sclerosing solution that closes and seals the vein. The
technique is safe and effective, with less discomfort and bruising
compared to other techniques and with no risk of thermal damage or nerve
injury. The vascular specialists at BMI Healthcare can advise on
patient suitability for this exciting new procedure.
Find your nearest BMI Healthcare hospital offering ClariVein™
How can I get varicose vein treatment at BMI Healthcare?
An indicative cost for varicose vein treatment can be obtained by calling 0800 656 9606 or a quote for varicose vein treatment is available via the BMI Healthcare website.
It is possible to finance the cost of varicose vein treatment using BMI Healthcare's unique credit care, The BMI Card.