Varicose Vein Removal, Portsmouth

If varicose veins are affecting your confidence or causing discomfort, know that effective expert assistance is right at your doorstep. At our clinic, conveniently located and easily accessible from Portsmouth, we provide thorough varicose vein consultations and treatments tailored to each individual’s unique needs.

How can I help with Varicose Vein Removal in Portsmouth?

With over 30 years of surgical experience under my belt, I have dedicated a significant portion of my career to mastering the intricacies of varicose vein surgery. Combining this wealth of experience with advanced ultrasound scanning techniques, I provide thorough investigations and effective treatments for varicose veins. Ensuring patient comfort, the surgery is skilfully performed under local anaesthesia.

My approach is always patient-centric. I believe that every patient deserves individualised care to ensure that their entire journey, from initial consultation to full recovery, is as smooth and positive as possible.

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Simon Payne
MD, MB ChB, FRCS (England),
FRCS (Gen Surg)

Testimonials from my patients

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Simon’s qualifications & memberships


FRCS (Eng)

FRCS (Gen Surg)


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Find out how I can help

If you’d like to find out more about your treatment, then an initial consultation can be arranged at your convenience.

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Varicose Vein Removal in Portsmouth

Varicose veins, characterised by their dark blue or purple appearance, often appear twisted and bulging, giving them a distinctive look. They emerge when the valves within veins weaken, resulting in blood pooling and the subsequent enlargement of the vein. Life events such as pregnancy can be a trigger, and the likelihood of developing them increases with age.

What does the treatment for Varicose Vein Removal involve?

Here’s a brief overview of the treatment process I offer:

  • A detailed assessment of the varicose veins, utilising colour duplex ultrasound scanning for accuracy.
  • Suitable patients might receive a mild sedative to ensure comfort.
  • Mapping out of affected veins.
  • Local anaesthetic application.
  • Incisions are made to remove surface and superficial veins.
  • Deeper feeding veins are addressed either by laser sealing or foam treatment.
  • Post-treatment, a bandage is applied, and I usually advise gentle walking.
  • For post-surgical care, compression stockings are recommended for two weeks to enhance blood flow and mitigate risks associated with deep vein thrombosis.
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Recovery from Varicose Vein Removal

Post-procedure, it’s natural to experience some bruising and swelling. These, however, diminish over time. For optimal recovery, I suggest patients relax for the initial days post-surgery and consistently wear their compression stockings. This not only boosts blood flow but also significantly reduces risks of deep vein thrombosis.

Considering varicose vein surgery? Portsmouth residents can book a consultation to explore their options further. Even if you’ve had prior treatments elsewhere with recurrences, don’t hesitate to reach out; I’m here to help.

What you can expect from Varicose Vein Removal

The aftermath of the surgery is typically marked by minimal discomfort. My method, honed over years, is crafted to prioritise both effectiveness and patient comfort. Every treatment is personalised, underscoring my commitment to individualised patient care.

Solent Vascular Care at The Horndean Clinic

Our friendly team is based in the Horndean Clinic in Waterlooville near Portsmouth, UK. We’re easily accessible from Fareham, Whiteley, Chichester, Winchester and Southampton. It’s wheelchair friendly, and we adhere to current COVID-19 regulations. We look forward to welcoming you to the clinic after you have booked your consultation.

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Frequently Asked Questions About Varicose Vein Removal, Portsmouth

The cost is tailored to individual needs. However, as a guideline, the charge is £2459 for one leg and £3689 for both legs, inclusive of laser sealing and mini-incisions.

While recovery periods can vary, most patients find themselves back to their regular routines in a few weeks, with some recommendations to follow for optimal healing.

With the aid of local anaesthesia and potentially a mild sedative, discomfort is minimised during the procedure.

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Meet your surgeon

If you’d like to talk through any of the treatments on offer then please don’t hesitate to get in touch.