Varicose Vein Treatment Pathway

Your journey to healthy veins is unique to you

Our world class treatment pathway is overseen by Professor Stephen Black and his multi-disciplinary team of consultants, vascular scientists, GPs and specialist vascular nurses.  It closely follows the gold standard prescribed by the UK’s National Institute for Clinical Excellence and the European Society for Vascular Surgery.

Take the first step to healthy veins

Taking the first step to discuss your condition and the symptoms you experience is often the most important step towards vein health.  Vein disease is a progressive condition, and our experienced advisors will help you understand whether varicose vein treatment is the right first step for you at this time.  Our advisors will arrange a consultation and colour duplex ultrasound scan at a time and location convenient to you.

Understanding your condition and the options available to you

A consultation and a colour duplex ultrasound scan to map the venous system in your legs, pinpointing the existence and severity of venous reflux, are always the first steps in our treatment process. At the conclusion of your appointment, you will have a better understanding of your condition, the options available to you and the implications of any vein treatment we prescribe.  

The ultrasound scanning team at the UK Vein Clinic is made up entirely of Vascular Scientists and is led by the award-winning Fabrizio D’Abate. This higher level of sonographer is required to appropriately analyse your condition, the progression of vein disease and the most effective treatment for you.

Receiving world class varicose vein treatment

If recommended, we will usually offer to schedule treatment within two weeks of your initial consultation. The bigger truncal veins are typically treated with Endovenous Radio-Frequency Ablation (EVRF). The goal of this treatment is to improve circulation by sealing veins that aren't functioning properly and encouraging blood to find other ways back to the heart.  

Occasionally, we use ultrasound guided foam sclerotherapy as the primary treatment for your underlying condition or more frequently, in addition to EVRF, for smaller residual varicose veins.

Fully supported throughout your recovery

All procedures are minimally invasive, and while recovery timeframes vary, patients are usually able to resume normal activities right away. The symptomatic and cosmetic result of treatment is sometimes more a marathon than a sprint, so patients are encouraged to be patient and allow time for their circulation to improve and any bruising to heal.  

Patients are typically advised to return six to eight weeks after their initial treatment to have any residual varicose veins treated with further foam sclerotherapy. The exact timing will be determined by how your body responds to the initial procedure.  

Our aftercare team, led by Vanessa Livingstone, a highly experienced specialist vascular nurse, is always available to answer any questions you may have and provide crucial guidance if issues emerge.  Our aim is to ensure you feel completely supported by UK Vein Clinic throughout your treatment journey with us.

Understanding the positive impact of treatment on your life quality  

The medical and cosmetic benefits of the treatment we provide to you are continuously monitored at UK Vein Clinic throughout your treatment journey. This can be expressed as a reduction in bodily symptoms such as pain, itching, swelling, or skin discoloration. We also monitor the impact of treatment on your mental health.  Significant improvements in self esteem that arise from treatment lead to more confident choices at home, work or during leisure time.  

We will ask you to complete the Aberdeen questionnaire at several points during your care to assess the impact of your symptoms on your quality of life.  This internationally recognised measurement of vein treatment outcomes, provides information to help us understand the progress you are making and the positive impact the treatment is having on your life. We will also use this data anonymously for research and training purposes, ensuring that our patients continue to receive the best care possible.

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Where to find us

We're pleased to be able to provide our world-class varicose vein treatment in a variety of places throughout the United Kingdom. Learn more about your treatment options, including endovenous radio-frequency ablation (EVRF) and foam sclerotherapy, at the clinic closest to you

London Harley Street

You'll find our clinic at 150 Harley Street, in the heart of London’s prestigious medical district. The nearest Underground stations are Great Portland Street (Hammersmith & City, Metropolitan, and Circle lines), Warren Street (Northern Line), Regent’s Park (Bakerloo line) and Baker Street (Jubilee Line)

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Manchester Pall Mall

Our Manchester clinic is located in the heart of the city's Central Retail District. The clinic is conveniently accessible from the Manchester district and neighbouring areas, with great public transportation links bringing you within a few minutes' walk. If you're arriving by car, there's plenty of parking available

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