Specialist vein removal in London

At the Harley Street vein clinic, we know how varicose veins can impact your daily life. Whether it's pain, discomfort, or simply insecurity, we have the best varicose vein surgeons in London to help relieve your symptoms and regain your confidence.

Using a wealth of experience and state-of-the-art technology, our vein removal clinic in London is proud to offer bespoke treatment plans on an outpatient basis.

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varicose veins removal surgery

What are varicose veins?

Varicose veins, also known as varicosities, are twisted, larger veins, usually found on the legs and feet. They are typically blue or dark purple in colour, and can often cause pain. Although over 25% of adults suffer from this condition, it is more common in women than men.

What causes varicose veins?

Varicose Veins are usually caused by weak or damaged vein walls and valves. Inside your veins are tiny one-way valves that open to help pump the blood to your heart, and then close to prevent it flowing backwards.

Sometimes the walls of the veins become stretched and lose their elasticity, causing the valves to weaken. Blood will then flow backwards, collecting in pools and resulting in stretched and twisted veins, also known as varicose veins.

Vein removal in London

At our Harley Street vein clinic, we have a number of experienced vascular surgeons who can help relieve the symptoms of varicose veins.

Using minimally invasive procedures, such as Endovenous Laser Ablation (EVLA) and Sclerotherapy, our treatment plans are based on safety and efficiency.

Following your diagnosis, your consultant will recommend the best treatment option to suit your needs.

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  • Step 1 – Attend a No Obligation Consultation
  • Step 2 – We carry out an ultrasound scan to diagnose the vein problem
  • Step 3 – An expert vascular surgeon will provide you with a bespoke treatment plan to address your varicose vein issue

By choosing our vein removal clinic in London, you are assured of the best treatments from one of the UK's leading cosmetic surgery providers.


Sclerotherapy is a minimally invasive procedure which uses a fine needle to inject sclerosant into the veins that need treatment, under the guidance of ultrasound imaging. Sclerotherapy treatments are suitable for removing small varicose veins (reticular veins) and thread veins (spider veins).

This procedure is also known to help relieve the symptoms of your condition, including pain and itching. Depending on the size and severity of your varicose veins, sclerotherapy can take up to 1 hour.


You may be advised to wear compression socks or stockings for 24 hours following your treatment. These can then only be worn during the day and removed at night.

Your surgeon will provide you with clear instructions as to what you need to do and avoid to make sure the results of the procedure are maximised.

Endovenous Laser Ablation (EVLA)

Recommended by the National Institute of Care and Excellence (NICE), Endovenous Laser Ablation has transformed the treatment of varicose veins, demonstrating safe, long-term results. This procedure is guided by an ultrasound scanner to insert a laser fibre into the leg veins that need treatment.

The veins are then destroyed using heat and naturally absorbed by the body over time. EVLA is also carried out under local anaesthetic, so the level of discomfort is minimal and most patients do not feel any pain at all.


Depending on the number of veins to be removed, EVLA takes 1-2 hours, meaning you can return home the same day. After the procedure, you will be given a compression stocking to wear for 1 week along with clear instructions on what to do and what to avoid. 

You will also be asked to return for a follow-up appointment with your surgeon, to ensure the best results.

Varicose veins treatment cost

Varicose veins prices start from:

  • Diagnostic Scan: from £250
  • Sclerotherapy: from £1,300
  • Endovenous Laser Ablation (EVLA): from £2,495

Please note that the exact cost of treatment may vary, depending on the severity of your varicose veins and which procedure is suitable for you. 

Book a FREE consultation at our London clinic and our consultants will inform you of the best options available. 

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Varicose veins before and after

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*Computer generated images for illustrative purposes only. The actual result may be subject to variation upon completion of the procedure.

Finance Options

We understand finance availability can sometimes be a barrier to undergoing varicose vein removal. With manageable payments, we can provide a feasible solution to suit your needs. We have a range of finance options available to help you pay for your vein treatment - simply ask at your FREE consultation.

Please contact one of our Client Service Advisors or call 0800 288 4110 or discuss your financial options with one of our nurses during your consultation at your local clinic.

*0% Finance available, subject to status and terms and conditions apply.
LCHMG Limited trading as Harley Medical is an Appointed Representative of Lasercare Clinics (Harrogate) Ltd, which is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority to carry out the regulated activity of credit broking.

Meet the Experts

Rajiv Pathak

Rajiv Pathak

Consultant Surgeon
An award-winning vascular surgeon, Mr. Pathak has performed over 400 endovascular aneurysm repairs and over 4,000 venous procedures, including sclerotherapy, radio frequency ablation and endovenous laser ablation. Mr Pathak is one of the most accomplished vascular surgeons in the West Midlands, with over 14 years of experience working for the NHS.

George Samouris

Consultant Surgeon
Mr Samouris qualified as a doctor in 2004 and undertook his specialist training in some of the most prestigious hospitals in the UK and Greece. He has served as a Sergeant Physician at a Greek Air Force Unit and worked within the NHS and private hospitals across the UK for several years.

Premjit Randhawa

Consultant Surgeon
Mr Randhawa’s main area of expertise is related to the nose and he performs a large number of aesthetic, functional and reconstructive rhinoplasties, both primary and secondary. He is also a member of the Facial Reanimation and Craniofacial Services at University College London Hospital, which offers treatment to patients with facial nerve problems and facial deformity.
Since my operation I’ve never been happier, best decision I’ve ever made. I now finally have confidence and like the way I look. I’m ever so grateful. I couldn’t thank Harley Medical enough.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Although varicose veins are rarely a serious condition, if you experience the following symptoms, you should immediately seek medical attention:

  • Severe pain and swelling in the legs
  • Continuous aching, especially at night
  • Your varicose veins have turned red and feel very tender to the touch
  • Your varicose veins are bleeding either due to injury or on their own
  • The skin surrounding varicose veins is itchy, dry and discoloured
  • You have developed ulcers in the skin (open sores)
  • Home remedies including compression stockings do not provide relief for your varicose veins symptoms.

Varicose vein removal presents minimal to no pain. Most of our patients experience a tingly sensation, with only some describing it as mildly uncomfortable. The treatments we deliver are carried out under local anaesthetic, so you can return home the same day.

Unlike varicose veins, thread veins or spider veins are much smaller and can be found just underneath the skin surface. They appear as red or purple blotches of squiggly veins, and can often be confused with bruises. 

Thread veins are typically a result of genetics, pregnancy hormones, exposure to sunlight, smoking etc. and tend to occur more often on the legs and face. 

Thread vein removal is carried out using lasers and IPL. For best results, an average of 5 sessions is recommended to achieve a smooth, blemish-free skin.

While there are some at-home options (such as compression stocks) to help relieve the symptoms of varicose veins, unfortunately this condition cannot go away on its own. Treatment is not always necessary, however, it is the only way to remove varicose veins.

Yes - the Care Quality Commission (CQC) regulates LCHMG Limited to provide care at THMG London Harley Street clinic.

Our closest train stations are:

  • Marylebone Station - Approximately 6 minutes by taxi.
  • Euston Station - Approximately 6 minutes by taxi.

Our closest tube stations are:

  • Oxford Circus Station - Central, Bakerloo or Victoria line
  • Bond Street Station - Central or Jubilee line
  • Regents Park – Bakerloo line
  • Great Portland – Hammersmith & City, Circle or Metropolitan line

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