Varicose vein laser treatment
Varicose veins can be a purely cosmetic problem, but they may also cause symptoms including pain, aching, cramp, restlessness and ulceration. Most patients are suited to laser treatment at HCA hospitals, which involves a catheter being inserted into the vein. A tiny laser is inserted into the catheter, giving off short bursts of energy as it moves along the vein, sealing it closed.
Varicose vein laser treatment is usually performed under local anaesthetic, which means a shorter recovery time, but you will also be given the option to have a general anaesthetic if you prefer. Patients normally go home the same day.
When you have varicose vein laser treatment at one of our hospitals:
- whatever your personal history of vascular health, our specialist teams have the technology and training to provide the treatment you need, when you need it
You can choose the consultant and hospital most convenient for you by simply entering the treatment into our ‘Consultant finder’.
With us, you can be sure you are getting the best treatment available. When you have any treatment in one of our units or hospitals, you will experience a number of benefits:
- Access to consultants who are experts in their field, working with the latest treatments and leading technologies in state-of-the-art facilities that smaller private hospitals cannot match.
- We are London’s leading private hospital group, treating 400,000 patients each year. This volume drives excellence and experience. In the last decade we have invested £500 million in the latest treatments, technologies and medication, many of which are not available on the NHS or via smaller private hospitals.
- You can be confident that we can take care of all your treatment needs. We are the only private hospital group to offer such an extensive range of treatments for patients of all ages.
- No waiting time. Your care will start as soon as you're ready.
- Your safety is protected. If you need urgent care you’ll receive it instantly – it’s very rare for us to transfer patients to another hospital. Some private hospitals don’t have any emergency on-site critical care facilities, while our consultants have access to more critical care beds 24/7 than any other private healthcare group in the UK. Our rates of MRSA are nearly five times lower than the national average. And we have zero recorded cases of some other common infections.
What to do next
Once you have decided that you would like to be treated at an HCA hospital, or would like further information, here's what to do next:
- Call one of our advisors on +44 (0) 20 7079 4399 or complete our web enquiry form.
- Check with your insurance company that your policy covers your treatment, and obtain authorisation.
- Visit or call your GP to obtain a referral letter and then call us to make an appointment to visit your chosen consultant and hospital at a time to suit you.
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