An initial consultation with our expert Orthopaedic surgeon Dr Bianchi is £200, which includes a free X-ray of your feet which is carried out in-house. Dr Bianchi will explain in detail how the keyhole bunion operation is achieved and why it is different from any other bunion operation. The price for the no insertion of screws, wire or metal pins bunion operation is £4,900 for one and £8,100 for two bunions. The price for the operation includes specialised orthopaedic footwear that each patient must wear whilst recovery takes place. These shoes are worn for a period of three weeks. Patients can walk immediately after the operation with no crutches and are able to walk from day one. Post operative appointment with Dr Bianchi and a post-operative X ray cost £200. See our before and after photos of this revolutionary keyhole bunion removal surgery. See the bunion operation video of our patient Karen who underwent keyhole bunion surgery. Dr Bianchi has developed this bunion procedure over 20 years with his team of orthopaedic surgeons.
Foam sclerotherapy although an option for Varicose Veins it is not always effective as laser treatment and therefore would only be suitable as a primary treatment for a small amount of our patients. A full consultation would be needed in order to determine if you would be suitable for just foam sclerotherapy over EVLA treatment. We would always usually favour EVLA treatment here at The Private Clinic due to the success rates of alternative treatments being low in comparison to laser treatment. You can also discuss the new VenaSeal procedure which might suit your lifestyle. To book a consultation with a vascular surgeon click here.
Most cases of phlebitis in the legs are caused by the presence of varicose veins or hidden varicose veins. We know that varicose veins are caused by irregular venous flows, vein wall damage and venous reflux, where blood flows back down the vein in the wrong direction, leading to cases of inflammation and vein swelling. By treating these venous issues with varicose vein treatments, the venous reflux can be stopped in its tracks, allowing the patient to prevent further phlebitis or a serious worsening of the condition. By seeking out a detailed venous duplex ultrasound scan with us, we are able to accurately assess the extent of your phlebitis, before proposing a suitable treatment to target the symptoms and prevent further complications. It is essential to request this detailed assessment if you are suffering from phlebitis, so that we can rule out or treat any underlying deep vein thrombosis (DVT) and pulmonary embolism (PE) issues, which can be life-threatening in some cases.
Phlebitis refers to the inflammation of a vein. It describes the process when veins become swollen, bulging and inflamed due to blood clotting inside of the vein, or because the vein walls are damaged. Phlebitis can occur in both superficial veins that are closer to the skin’s surface, or deeper veins. These veins can become sore, red, itchy and tender, and may develop an infection if the blood clot is severe, leading to deep vein thrombophlebitis. Superficial phlebitis, which affects shallow veins is rarely serious, but may develop into Deep Vein Thrombophlebitis. This describes clotting in the larger and deeper blood vessels that usually rest in the legs. Large blood clots can form, which may break off and travel to the lungs. This is a serious condition called pulmonary embolism and requires immediate medical attention.
- Veins could be enlarged, swollen, lumpy, bumpy or twisted in appearance.
- Most commonly found on the legs or feet and can be blue or dark purple in colour.
- Swollen feet or ankles.
- Uncomfortable, heavy or aching feeling in the legs.
- Dry skin in the area of the affected vein.
- Muscle cramps in the leg.
- Burning or throbbing sensation in the legs.