• Over 7,000 vein procedures performed
  • Free ultrasound scan at consultation
  • All procedures carried out by consultant vascular surgeons
  • First class support & aftercare

Varicose Veins

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. Endovenous laser treatment at The Private clinic is your best option, starting with a consultation with our expert Vascular surgeons.

One of the UK’s most recognised Varicose Veins treatment clinics

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, NorthamptonLeeds, Bournemouth, Essex and Glasgow.

We are able to offer non-surgical varicose vein removal treatments to 99% of patients that come to see us. Our range of non-surgical varicose vein treatments including EVLA (Endovenous Laser Ablation) or Endovenous laser treatment, Sclerotherapy (Foam & Liquid), VenaSeal and Phlebotomy. We also treat smaller Spider or Thread Veins and offer advanced Sclerotherapy and Cutera CoolGlide thread veins removal treatments

All the treatments offered here are minimally invasive and are performed without the need for general anaesthetic or large surgical incisions.  The Private Clinic have carried out over 7,000 procedures in treating Veins.

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
  • We have carried out over 7,000 procedures in treating Veins.

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. Endovenous laser treatment at The Private clinic is your best option, starting with a consultation with our expert Vascular surgeons.

We have four 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 VenaSeal?

Venaseal is a closure system that uses medical adhesive to close varicose veins. A small catheter will be inserted into your leg once the area has been numbed. Your surgeon will use an ultrasound to guide the small catheter through the affected veins. The VenaSeal tool then dispenses small amounts of medical grade Sapheon Glue that works to close the vein. Once the varicose vein is closed, the blood is re-routed through other healthy veins located deeper within the leg and the original varicose vein is gradually absorbed by the body.

The treatment is quick and painless taking 15-20 minutes on average but this depends on the amount of veins being treated. The treatment is performed under local anaesthetic with no need for tumescent anaesthesia or nerve blocks. You will be able to leave the clinic shortly after your procedure has taken place. Recovery time is relatively shorter and you often are not required to wear compression stockings after treatment.

VenaSeal procedures are available with Mr Dynesh Rittoo

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.

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Comments from patients

On arrival at The Private Clinic of Harley Street I was warmly welcomed and offered a drink whilst waiting then I had my meeting with the consultant Dr Rittoo. Who took away all worries and concerns I had and answered all questions and explained everything about the varicose vein procedures. Once I decided to go ahead I went away and returned for the procedure a few weeks later. Throughout the procedure I was well looked after by Dr Rittoo and his team and especially the nurse that stayed with me throughout talking to me and making me feel good and telling me what’s happening. I recovered really well and the aftercare was very good! I can honestly say having the treatment was the best thing I have ever done. My confidence has improved and I can’t wait to show my legs off this summer and on holiday. No more ugly veins and swollen legs! Amazing and Dr Rittoo was amazing! Thank you so much! Totally recommend!

Paul, Hatfield

Excellent service and customer care from Mr Rittoo, Stefanie and all the team at The Private Clinic, Glasgow. I’m delighted with the results. A quick, efficient and pain free treatment. Wish I had done it sooner as I can now show off my legs after years of hiding them.

Joanne, Glasgow

Couldn’t recommend The Private Clinic Glasgow , surgeons and staff highly enough. I went to them after years of looking for somewhere to deal with my varicose vein problem, and I couldn’t have wished for better. I was made to feel at ease and was confident that after the consultation I would be pain free. I have a terrible phobia of needles so the non-invasive procedure was prefect. Honestly fantastic from start to finish.

Justin, Glasgow

“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

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    *All images, videos and testimonials are based on the personal experiences of our patients and represent individual body shapes and results. Please bear in mind that results may vary from person to person. All testimonies are provided voluntarily by our patients and clients. Their comments have not been altered in any way, and their experiences are their own.

    FAQs

    What are Varicose Veins?

    How do Varicose Veins develop?

    Where do Varicose Veins appear?

    Are Varicose Veins serious?

    When is the best time to treat Varicose Veins?

    Could my varicose veins be caused by underlying health issues?

    How can I stop the formation of Varicose Veins?

    Am I too old for Varicose Vein treatment?

    What Varicose Vein Treatments do you offer?

    What will happen during my consultation?

    What is an ultrasound scan?

    Who will perform my ultrasound scan?

    Is it possible to receive treatment on the same day as my consultation?

    Can all of my veins be treated in one sitting?

    Why would you choose EVLA over cheaper alternatives?

    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 happens to the blood flow in my legs after the varicose veins have been removed?

    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 Pregnancy cause Varicose Veins?

    Can I have my Varicose Veins treated whilst pregnant?

    Can I breastfeed after treatment?

    I have Eczema, can I still have treatment?

    Is there a chance of staining post procedure?

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

    What is Vein stripping?

    Can I have EVLA treatment if I have previously had my veins stripped?

    What does ‘Gold Standard’ mean?

    Is removing varicose veins safe?

    Is Varicose Vein treatment available on the NHS?

    What is VenaSeal made of?

    How does VenaSeal work?

    Is VenaSeal safe?

    How successful is VenaSeal?

    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.

    The most effective minimally invasive varicose veins treatment currently available is EVLA.

    A consultation with our expert Consultant Vascular Surgeons are the best place to  determine the most appropriate treatment for you.

    A consultation with one of our Consultant Vascular Surgeons costs £150, which includesfree ultrasound scan of your legs (this is usually priced between £350 and £450 at most clinics and private hospitals).

    Our treatment prices are very competitive, you will be given an accurate quote following your consultation.

    • EVLA treatment prices start from £2,260, for more information click here
    • Phlebectomy prices start from £997 for 1 leg and £1,350 for 2 legs, for more information click here
    • Foam Sclerotherapy prices start from £950 for 1 leg and £1,750 for 2 legs, for more information click here
    • VenaSeal prices start from £2,960, for more information click here

    We offer 0% (interest free) APR loans for varicose vein treatments.

    Why The Private Clinic is the best place to have vein treatment:

    • We have highly specialised Vascular surgeons.
    • We treat in our state of the art clinics (London Harley St, Weybridge, Birmingham, Bristol, Essex, Manchester, Leeds, Glasgow, Bexhill and Bournemouth)
    • You do not need to travel to a big hospital.
    • Aftercare is paramount to us.
    • You consultation with the Vascular surgeon includes a free ultrasound scan normally priced at £350-£450 at other clinics.
    • We have treated thousands of happy patients and word of mouth is high with 95% recommending us to their friends and family.
    • Check out our  before and after photos here. And see the results for yourself.

    We offer 0% (interest free) APR loans for varicose vein treatments.

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    My confidence has improved and I can’t wait to show my legs off this summer and on holiday. No more ugly veins and swollen legs! Amazing ” *
    “I attended The Private Clinic for a varicose vein procedure and I am delighted with the outcome. The staff are warm and welcoming and very professional. The aftercare is also very thorough. I would highly recommend this clinic to anyone thinking of having similar procedures.”*

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