Varicose veins

Consultation for Varicose Veins

Utilising a duplex ultrasound scan, your vascular surgeron accurately diagnose the severity and specifics of your varicose veins. This allows us to analyse the veins in detail and formulate a tailored treatment plan.

Consultation Process

First step in your journey to healthier legs begins with a comprehensive consultation at one of our clinics. Under the expert guidance of our vascular surgeons, you'll experience a seamless process that not only pinpoints the root cause of your varicose veins but also paves the way for a tailored treatment plan.

Our consultation process includes a Duplex Ultrasound Scan, a non-invasive yet highly effective diagnostic tool. This advanced technology allows our skilled vascular surgeons to delve deep into the underlying issues of your varicose veins, ensuring a diagnosis that’s both accurate and thorough.

During your consultation, you are not just a patient but an active participant in your healthcare. We encourage you to engage openly with our vascular surgeon, who will answer all your queries and concerns. This is your opportunity to gain clarity and comfort about your condition and the potential treatment paths.

Following the diagnosis, we will provide you with a detailed treatment plan. This plan is not only bespoke to your specific needs but also transparently priced. We believe in clear, fixed pricing, ensuring that you are fully informed about the costs involved with no hidden surprises.

Booking a consultation with us is the first step towards effective and long-lasting relief from varicose veins. Trust in our expertise and commitment to your health and comfort. Let us guide you towards a treatment journey that’s as reassuring as it is successful.

What is a Duplex Ultrasound Scan?

A Duplex Ultrasound Scan is a non-invasive diagnostic procedure used extensively in the assessment of varicose veins. It combines two forms of ultrasound: traditional ultrasound and Doppler ultrasound.

Traditional ultrasound uses high-frequency sound waves to create images of structures within your body, revealing the structure of your veins. Doppler ultrasound, on the other hand, is adept at visualising blood flow within these veins. By combining these two techniques, a Duplex Ultrasound provides a comprehensive view, both of the physical appearance of the veins and the pattern of blood flow within them.

This detailed insight enables specialists to accurately diagnose conditions like varicose veins, identifying not just their presence but also the underlying causes. It's a pivotal step in devising an effective treatment plan, tailored to the individual needs of each patient. Importantly, this scan is painless and safe, involving no radiation exposure, making it a preferred method for vascular assessment.

Preparation for the Consultation

A Duplex Ultrasound Scan for varicose veins, is straightforward and doesn't require extensive preparation. However, there are a few key things you should keep in mind to ensure the consultation is as effective and informative as possible:

  1. Medical History and Documents: Bring along any relevant medical records, previous test results, and a list of medications you're currently taking. This includes over-the-counter medications, herbal supplements, and prescriptions.
  2. Wear Comfortable Clothing: Wearing loose, comfortable clothing is advisable. This makes it easier for the vascular specialist to access the areas that need to be examined.
  3. List of Symptoms: Prepare a list of any symptoms you've been experiencing, including any pain, swelling, or changes in the skin around your legs. Note how long you've been experiencing these symptoms and any factors that worsen them.
  4. Questions and Concerns: Write down any questions or concerns you might have about varicose veins, the scan, or potential treatments. This ensures you don't forget to address any important points during your consultation.
  5. Insurance Information: If applicable, bring your insurance card and any necessary authorisation forms. It's also a good idea to familiarise yourself with what your insurance covers in terms of varicose vein treatment.
  6. Avoid Lotions or Creams: On the day of the scan, avoid applying lotions or creams to your legs, as these can interfere with the ultrasound's ability to produce clear images.
  7. Plan for Time: Make sure you allow enough time for your consultation and scan. While the scan itself may not take long, discussions before and after the scan can extend the total time of your visit.

After the Consultation

Following your consultation, our vascular specialists, will present you with a personalised treatment plan. This plan is carefully crafted to address your specific needs and the severity of your varicose veins. It's important to note that this plan is a non-binding offer. This means you have the freedom to consider your options without any immediate obligation to proceed.

We encourage you to take the time you need to review the treatment plan. Feel free to discuss it with family or seek a second opinion if you wish. We believe in making informed decisions, and our team is on hand to answer any further questions or concerns you may have.

Once you have reviewed your treatment plan and decide to move forward, the next step is to book your treatment appointment. Scheduling is flexible, and we strive to accommodate your preferences to ensure the process is as convenient and stress-free as possible.

Remember, our commitment to your care continues beyond the consultation. We’re dedicated to supporting you throughout your journey to healthier veins and improved well-being.

Consultation Duration:

Your consultation will be both thorough and efficient, typically lasting around 20 minutes. During this time, our experienced vascular specialists will conduct a comprehensive Duplex Ultrasound Scan and discuss your medical history. This duration ensures that we can accurately assess your condition, answer your questions, and devise a suitable treatment plan, all within a timeframe that respects your busy schedule. Rest assured, these 20 minutes are a crucial investment in your health, providing you with the essential insights and care needed for your journey towards better vein health.

Frequently asked questions

Below you will find information and common questions related to  the treatment of varicose veins, helping you to understand what to expect before, during, and after the procedure.

Frequently

asked questions

Find answers to all of your questions regarding the consultation.
What happens during a varicose veins consultation?
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During the consultation, avascular specialist will review your medical history, conduct a physical examination, and perform a Duplex Ultrasound Scan. This scan helps inaccurately diagnosing the extent and severity of your varicose veins. The specialist will also discuss any symptoms you're experiencing and address your questions or concerns.
How should I prepare for my varicose veins consultation?
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Wear loose, comfortable clothing, as the specialist will need to access the area where the varicose veins are present. Bring a list of any medications you're taking and a record of your medical history. It’s also helpful to have a list of questions or concerns you want to discuss with the specialist.
Will I receive a treatment plan during my first consultation?
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Yes, after assessing your condition through the Duplex Ultrasound Scan and discussion, the specialist will provide you with a personalised treatment plan. This plan will detail there commended treatment options, the expected outcomes, and a breakdown of the costs.
Is the consultation and treatment plan binding?
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No, the consultation and the treatment plan are not binding. They are meant to inform you about your condition and the recommended treatment options. You have the freedom to consider the plan, seek a second opinion, and decide in your own time whether to proceed with the treatment.
How long does the consultation take?
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The consultation typically takes about 20 minutes. This duration is sufficient to perform the necessary examinations, have a detailed discussion, and develop a preliminary treatment plan, ensuring that your visit is both comprehensive and time-efficient.
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Pricing

Simple no-tricks pricing

The total costs involved in diagnosing and treating your varicose veins are outlined below. The primary treatment plan is likely to be either Endovenous Laser Ablation (EVLA) or Foam Sclerotherapy, depending on the severity of your varicose veins. We have differentiated prices depending on your location in the north or south of England. See below.
Treatment
Treatments
One leg
Both Legs*
Foam sclerotherapy
Ultrasound-guided foam sclerotherapy is the gold-standard treatment option for varicose veins when EVLA is not required, as recommended by the National Institute of Health and Care Excellence (NICE). It’s worth noting, though, that the vast majority of patients with varicose veins do require EVLA.
One leg
£680
Both Legs*
£780
Endovenous Laser Ablation (EVLA)
Endovenous laser ablation, often referred to as EVLA (or EVLT), is the gold-standard treatment for varicose veins – as recommended by the National Institute of Health and Care Excellence (NICE).
One leg
£1930
Both Legs*
£2530
Avulsions / Foam sclerotherapy
As a complement to laser treatment or foam sclerotherapy on the insufficient veins, you might need a complementary treatment to tackle the visible veins on the legs. This can be done by either avulsions, sclerotherapy, or both and gives the most holistic result. Some patients need several rounds of complementary treatments to achieve a satisfactory result.
One leg
£500
Both Legs*
£600

*Treatment prices for both legs, are dependent on both legs being treated at the same time. If two appointments are required the price will increase.

Consultation
£250
No hidden fees or costs
Book a consultation
Utilising a duplex ultrasound scan, we accurately diagnose the severity and specifics of your varicose veins.
Ultrasound scan
Tailored treatment plan
Fixed treatment price offer
1 on 1 time with your surgeon
4.9 overall rating
Treatment
Treatments
One leg
Both Legs*
Foam sclerotherapy
Ultrasound-guided foam sclerotherapy is the gold-standard treatment option for varicose veins when EVLA is not required, as recommended by the National Institute of Health and Care Excellence (NICE). It’s worth noting, though, that the vast majority of patients with varicose veins do require EVLA.
One leg
£730
Both Legs*
£830
Endovenous Laser Ablation (EVLA)
Endovenous laser ablation, often referred to as EVLA (or EVLT), is the gold-standard treatment for varicose veins – as recommended by the National Institute of Health and Care Excellence (NICE).
One leg
£2400
Both Legs*
£2800
Avulsions / Foam sclerotherapy
As a complement to laser treatment or foam sclerotherapy on the insufficient veins, you might need a complementary treatment to tackle the visible veins on the legs. This can be done by either avulsions, sclerotherapy, or both and gives the most holistic result. Some patients need several rounds of complementary treatments to achieve a satisfactory result.
One leg
£550
Both Legs*
£650

*Treatment prices for both legs, are dependent on both legs being treated at the same time. If two appointments are required the price will increase.

Consultation
£300
No hidden fees or costs
Book a consultation
Utilising a duplex ultrasound scan, we accurately diagnose the severity and specifics of your varicose veins.
Ultrasound scan
Tailored treatment plan
Fixed treatment price offer
1 on 1 time with your surgeon
4.9 overall rating
Treatment
Treatments
One leg
Both Legs*
Foam sclerotherapy
Ultrasound-guided foam sclerotherapy is the gold-standard treatment option for varicose veins when EVLA is not required, as recommended by the National Institute of Health and Care Excellence (NICE). It’s worth noting, though, that the vast majority of patients with varicose veins do require EVLA.
One leg
£730
Both Legs*
£830
Endovenous Laser Ablation (EVLA)
Endovenous laser ablation, often referred to as EVLA (or EVLT), is the gold-standard treatment for varicose veins – as recommended by the National Institute of Health and Care Excellence (NICE).
One leg
£2400
Both Legs*
£2800
Avulsions / Foam sclerotherapy
As a complement to laser treatment or foam sclerotherapy on the insufficient veins, you might need a complementary treatment to tackle the visible veins on the legs. This can be done by either avulsions, sclerotherapy, or both and gives the most holistic result. Some patients need several rounds of complementary treatments to achieve a satisfactory result.
One leg
£550
Both Legs*
£650

*Treatment prices for both legs, are dependent on both legs being treated at the same time. If two appointments are required the price will increase.

Consultation
£300
No hidden fees or costs
Book a consultation
Utilising a duplex ultrasound scan, we accurately diagnose the severity and specifics of your varicose veins.
Ultrasound scan
Tailored treatment plan
Fixed treatment price offer
1 on 1 time with your surgeon
4.9 overall rating
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