The Problem

The role of veins is to carry blood towards the heart. In order to do this the blood has to flow upwards against gravity, so it is helped along by a series of muscle contractions and one-way valves. If the valves become weak or break, they do not close properly and the blood flows back to the legs where, over a period of time, the veins will start to bulge.

One of the UK’s most recognised Varicose Vein treatment centres

With over 30 years’ experience in offering the most advanced, minimally invasive treatments for all types of veins, we are one of the UK’s most recognised, specialist varicose vein clinics with nationwide locations in London, Weybridge, BexhillBristol, Birmingham, Manchester, Leeds, Bournemouth and Glasgow.

We are able to offer non-surgical varicose vein treatments to 99% of patients that come to see us. We offer a range of non-surgical varicose vein treatments including EVLA (Endovenous Laser Ablation), Sclerotherapy (Foam & Liquid) and Phlebotomy.

All the treatments offered here are minimally invasive and are performed without the need for general anaesthetic or large surgical incisions.

Why choose The Private Clinic:

  • The least invasive method for varicose veins and thread veins for your legs, body and face.
  • Our Consultant vascular surgeons are pioneers in EVLA(Endovenous Laser Ablation) and have treated thousands of patients.
  • No lengthy downtime or recovery required.
  • The NICE (National Institute for Clinical Excellence) Gold Standard for treatment of Varicose Veins findings show that the success rate after five years for EVLA is 95.4%.
  • A consultation with one of our Consultant Vascular Surgeons costs £150, including a free ultrasound scan of your legs (usually priced between £350 and £450 at most clinics and private hospitals).
  • We focus on the underlying cause of your veins and you will only see a Consultant Vascular surgeon for varicose veins.
  • We have treated thousands of patients who have regained their confidence whilst avoiding health issues.
  • Treatment takes one hour, you can go home shortly after being treated.
  • Owing to our success, we have been featured on Channel 4’s Embarrassing Bodies and TLC’s My Naked Secret

Symptoms of Varicose Veins:

Varicose veins are usually easily diagnosed by their enlarged, swollen, lumpy, bumpy or twisted appearance. The veins are most commonly found on the legs or feet and may be blue or dark purple in colour.

Other symptoms include;

  • Swollen feet or ankles.
  • Uncomfortable feeling in the legs (Heavy/Aching).
  • Dry skin in the area of the affected vein.
  • Muscle cramps in the leg.
  • Burning or throbbing sensation in the legs.

“I’m so pleased with the results and it is really life changing for me!” *
-Nicole Hopkirk, Former Managing Editor, MSN Health

The Problem

The role of veins is to carry blood towards the heart. In order to do this the blood has to flow upwards against gravity, so it is helped along by a series of muscle contractions and one-way valves. If the valves become weak or break, they do not close properly and the blood flows back to the legs where, over a period of time, the veins will start to bulge.

Our Team

The Private Clinic has only the most experienced Surgeons, Doctors and Nurses in their respective fields, so you can be confident you are in safe hands.

We have three different treatment options for Varicose Veins.
Your vascular surgeon will be able to help you decide which treatment is best for you.

What is EVLA?

EVLA is a minimally-invasive method of destroying dysfunctional varicose veins. The procedure is performed under local anaesthetic and yields speedier recovery times, as well as better success rates, than traditional vein stripping. The treatment locates the damaged vein with ultrasound, before using laser heat to collapse the wall of the vein and destroy the cause of the problem.

EVLA is considered the Gold Standard of treatment for varicose veins by the National Institute for Clinical Excellence (NICE), a non-departmental public body whose aim is to encourage the best healthcare practices across the country. The most recent NICE guidelines outlined that, despite the fact that 50% of varicose veins are still surgically stripped, Laser Thermal Ablation was a far more effective and safe method, and stripping should no longer be considered except in exceptional circumstances.The NICE Gold Standard for treatment of Varicose Veins findings show that the success rate after five years for EVLA is 95.4%

Our Consultant vascular surgeons are pioneers in EVLA (Endovenous Laser Ablation) and have treated thousands of patients

What is Sclerotherapy?

Usually sclerotherapy is only recommended for thread veins however small varicose veins can sometimes be treated with liquid sclerotherapy but for larger veins we use foam sclerotherapy.

Foam sclerotherapy involves a solution being mixed with air which creates the foam. This foam is then injected into the varicose veins and it then coats the vein wall. This then causes an inflammation inside the vein which pushes the blood out of the area. The vein walls will then be very sticky which will eventually close off the vein and within a couple of weeks the varicose vein will start to shrink and disappear.

The procedure takes less than 30 minutes and is done under local anaesthesia meaning you will not feel any pain during treatment.

What is Phlebectomy?

A phlebectomy procedure is performed under local anaesthesia and involves making small incisions to allow the varicose veins to be removed. A hook is inserted into the tiny incision which then hooks onto a section of the varicose vein. The vein is then removed and as the incisions are very small no stitches are required.

Our Varicose Vein treatments are:

  • Competitively priced,  walk-in walk-out procedures.
  • Performed by some of the Country’s top Consultant Vascular Surgeons.
  • Carried out under local anaesthetic in one of our widely recognised in-house clinical facilities.
  • Completed in less than 1 hour, which means you can head home shortly after.
  • Aimed at tackling the actual cause of the problem, which is why we offer all patients a free ultrasound scan.

Our surgeons have performed amongst the highest number of EVLA treatments in the UK, and have helped develop the procedure into the safe and highly recommended method it is today.

Here’s what some of our patients had to say about their treatments: 

“Six months and three treatments later, my veins of leg are transformed. I am taking my new legs to Ibiza, where they can embrace miniskirts on a daily basis.” *

Jessica Lacey, Beauty Features Editor, Marie Claire -Sclerotherapy with Mr. Constantinous Kyriakides.

“I began to hate my legs as my varicose veins became progressively worse, all knobbly and unsightly. I stopped wearing skirts. I didn’t want to look at them myself, let alone have anyone else see them. Three days after the EVLA procedure with Mr. Kyriakides, the bandages came off and I was so relieved to see only some bruising and that those horrible gnarled veins had gone. I can now wear what I want and I am actually quite proud of my legs.” – Sarah, London

Varicose Veins Treatment on Channel 4’s Embarrassing Bodies

*All images, videos and testimonials are based on the personal experiences of our patients and represent individual body shapes and results. Results may vary from person to person. All testimonials are provided voluntarily by our patients and clients and all photos and videos have been consented to and have not been altered in any way.

The most effective minimally invasive varicose veins treatment currently available is EVLA and a consultation with a Consultant Vascular Surgeon is where you should start to determine the best treatment for you. A consultation with one of our Consultant Vascular Surgeons costs £150, including a free ultrasound scan of your legs (usually priced between £350 and £450 at most clinics and private hospitals).

Our treatment prices are very competitive and vary depending on the severity of your varicose veins, and whether EVLA, sclerotherapy or phlebectomy is the most appropriate treatment for you. Read more about our treatment pricing structure. You will be given an accurate quote following your consultation depending on your required treatment.

We also offer 0% (interest free) APR loans for our varicose vein treatments. Call us on for more information.

EVLA treatment prices start from From £2,260

Phlebectomy prices start from £997 for 1 leg and £1,350 for 2 legs.

Foam Sclerotherapy prices start from £250

Some complex cases of varicose veins may require a combined treatment of EVLA and sclerotherapy/phlebectomy, which may add to your treatment cost. Your vascular surgeon will give you an accurate costing during your consultation.

“I’m so pleased with the results and it is really life changing for me!” *

Nicole Hopkirk, Former Managing Editor, MSN Health

“As far as I am concerned, I can’t praise the clinic highly enough. I am sure I conveyed this to you every time I came.  The staff were all very kind and caring and couldn’t do enough for me. As for the treatment, it was wonderful. I look at my legs now with a smile on my face. The result is truly life changing. It was the best money I ever spent. Many, many thanks to all at the clinic for a wonderful job.”

Ann, Manchester - September 2016

“So impressed, extremely professional, extremely friendly, lovely set up. Felt so relaxed and at ease, would more than highly recommend The Private Clinic and I’m considering having other procedures in the new year. Thank you!” *

Catherine, Leeds - July 2015

“I just wanted to express my thanks, in writing, to the clinic following my recent EVLA procedure.

Specifically to Helen, the nurse who was present at the procedure, who treated me with such care and empathy and to Debbie – who despite my never having met her – for allaying my fears and giving me great advice via her mobile phone.

Both ladies are a credit to your organisation and to nursing in general .” *

Steven, Leeds - June 2015

“Thank you so much. Everyone was so friendly and caring. Could not fault anything. I have already recommended the treatment to everyone.” *

Bristol - July 2015

FAQs

How do Varicose Veins develop?

Are Varicose Veins serious?

What Varicose Vein Treatments do you offer?

What is Vein stripping?

Why would you choose EVLA over cheaper alternatives?

What will happen during my consultation?

Do Varicose Vein treatments hurt?

How long does the procedure take?

How soon will I see the results?

Can Varicose Veins return after treatment?

What are the common side effects of Varicose Veins treatments?

When will I be able to resume normal activities after treatment?

Will I be able to drive myself home after treatment?

How long will I need to wear compression stockings for?

Do I need to take time off work after treatment?

Will I be able to fly immediately after my treatment?

Can I have my Varicose Veins treated whilst pregnant?

Can I breastfeed after treatment?

I have Eczema, can I still have treatment?

Is it possible to reduce my Varicose Vein symptoms without having treatment?

What does ‘Gold Standard’ mean?

Is removing varicose veins safe?

Is Varicose Vein treatment available on the NHS?

We have clinics all over the UK – NorthSouth East and LondonMidlands and South West and our medical team comprises senior Consultant Vascular Surgeons, each with over 15 years’ experience in the NHS. We specialise in offering minimally invasive treatments and our patient satisfaction rates speak for themselves – with a success rate of over 95%.

We are the UK’s leading authority in non-invasive and minimally invasive procedures and have some of the most experienced doctors in the industry working with us. All our varicose vein removal procedures are performed by highly qualified senior vascular surgeons and we have carried out amongst the highest number of EVLA procedures in the UK. Our success rate of over 95% has earned us a reputation as one of the leading clinics in our field for the treatment of varicose veins. During your assessment, we will go through the various veins treatments available to you, and advise on which treatment will give you the best results.

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