Patient Stories

Caroline got varicose veins during pregnancy

"The overall impression has been very good. I felt very safe throughout the entire treatment process."
“It started after my pregnancy after I had a baby a year ago. After the pregnancy, my calf swelled, and it felt a bit uncomfortable. I could not drive a car very far as it felt too strange, and when I was out walking or exercising, it just felt weird. I've actually already recommended the treatment to a friend who was here today, just now. I recommended her to come here because I found out when I was here that the sooner you do something about it, the better it is - so I probably waited a bit too long. I would say that the overall impression has been just very good. From the first meeting at the reception to the last “goodbye” when you were done. It felt like you were in safe hands all the way.”
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Meet our medical team

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Chief Medical Officer

Gary Maytham

Vascular Surgeon
GMC no.
4442233
Mr. Gary Maytham is a highly experienced Consultant Vascular Surgeon based in London. He specialises in treating varicose veins, peripheral vascular disease, abdominal aortic aneurysms, carotid artery disease, and diabetic foot conditions. His career includes notable roles such as the Care Group Lead at St George's Hospital's Vascular Institute and Clinical Lead for Vascular Trauma at the Major Trauma Centre. Educated at the University of Witwatersrand, South Africa, he furthered his training in the UK, earning an MPhil from the University of Sheffield. Mr. Maytham is also active in surgical training and has contributed to medical literature and international presentations, particularly in venous disease management.
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Frequently asked questions

Not sure what to expect? See common questions and answers regarding the treatment of varicose veins here
Why do you get varicose veins?
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In the veins are small valves that regulate the flow of blood towards the heart. These flaps wear over time, and as this wear increases, the risk of the flaps not holding tight increases. What then happens is that the blood flows back and collects in pools under the vein valves. It is these pools that form varicose veins.
Who gets varicose veins?
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About thirty percent of all people suffer from varicose veins at some point in their lives. Varicose veins are hereditary, so if one of your parents has had varicose veins, you are genetically predisposed to developing varicose veins yourself.
What is the most common cause of varicose veins?
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Genetics are the most common cause of varicose veins, and varicose veins are almost 100 percent hereditary. In addition to heredity, varicose veins are also often caused by smoking, obesity, inactivity and pregnancy.
Can I do anything myself to prevent varicose veins?
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Varicose veins cannot be completely prevented, but you can reduce the risk of occurrence by taking certain precautions, such as maintaining a healthy and active lifestyle, where the focus is on good blood circulation in the legs.
Are varicose veins hereditary?
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A very large percentage of people who have varicose veins get them because of heredity. You are genetically predisposed to varicose veins if your mother or father had varicose veins.
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Pricing

Simple no-tricks pricing

Become varicose vein free: We offer full treatment at a fixed and transparent price regardless of the treatment method. With us, there are no hidden fees.
Treatment
Treatment options
One Leg
Both Legs
Complete Varicose Vein Treatment
One leg
£2495
Both Legs*
£3495
  • Unique treatment plan for each patient
  • Full treatment of all veins including main veins and superficial veins based on unique treatment plan
  • Performed by Vascular Surgeons
  • EVLA (Laser), Sclerotherapy (Foam), Phlebectomies, or a combination of one or more of them
  • Treatment guarantee of main veins up to one year
  • Free of charge checkup for peace of mind
Superficial Vein Removal
One leg
£850
Both Legs*
£1250
If you had varicose vein treatment in the past and had your main veins successfully closed, but still have superficial veins bothering you, this option is for you. In this case, we can remove the superficial veins with Sclerotherapy (Foam), Phlebectomies or a combination.
Spider Vein Treatment
Per session
£495 per session
For patients with small spider veins (tread veins) on the legs. We use Microsclerotherapy as a highly effective treatment method, performed by a Vascular Surgeon.  The price is per session and most patients need 2-3 sessions for the best results.
Consultation
£250
No hidden fees or costs
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Utilising a duplex ultrasound scan, we accurately diagnose the severity and specifics of your varicose veins.
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Tailored treatment plan
Fixed treatment price offer
1 on 1 time with your surgeon
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Results from previous patients we have helped

Caroline
"The overall impression has been very good. I felt very safe throughout the entire treatment process".
Anne
“You get a very good treatment here and the consultation and treatment process made me feel very welcome”.
Eva
“Now I can work full-time gain and go for a walk, which I haven’t done since the summer. Now, a new life will begin“.
Patient stories

What our patients say

Penelope
“I usually get nervous, but I wasn't nervous because the surgeon told me precisely what would happen step by step"
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Anne
“You get a very good treatment here and the consultation and treatment process made me feel very welcome.”
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Caroline
"The overall impression has been very good. I felt very safe throughout the entire treatment process."
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Eva
“Now I can work full-time gain and go for a walk, which I haven’t done since the summer. Now, a new life will begin.“
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Michelle
"I don't feel the problem anymore after the treatment, and I have been able to work without a problem."
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James
“The biggest surprise when I came into the clinic was how calm it was. The treatment was done in a friendly spirit.”
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Waiting times

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NHS waiting times

29-48 weeks

Our waiting times

0-3 weeks

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