Varicose Vein Removal

I care about my patients, and I want to help them look and feel their best. I offer varicose vein removal consultations at my clinic in Horndean on Tuesdays.

How can I help with Varicose Vein Removal?

I am a consultant surgeon and have been performing varicose vein surgery for over 30 years. My experience and expertise are vast, and I utilise ultrasound scanning to investigate and manage varicose veins. Local anaesthesia is used during the surgery.

I prioritise care and focus on the individual patient to ensure that their experience is positive from consultation to recovery.

Varicose vein treatment is a minimally invasive procedure performed under local anaesthesia. I use ultrasound to investigate and map the affected veins and carefully remove each damaged vein. I pride myself on my ability to treat varicose veins quickly, safely and effectively.

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

Testimonials from my patients

You can read more testimonials and case studies on the blog.

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 how I can help with Varicose Vein Removal then an initial consultation can be arranged at your convenience.

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What is Varicose Vein Removal?

Varicose veins are enlarged veins that can be dark blue or purple. They are often lumpy, bulging, and twisted. Varicose veins develop when the valves in the veins become damaged or weakened. This allows blood to flow backwards and pool in the vein, causing it to enlarge.

New varicose veins can appear due to specific events such as during pregnancy, and they are also more common as we age.

What does the treatment for Varicose Vein Removal involve?

To summarise my treatment process:

  • Comprehensive assessment of existing varicose veins, including colour duplex ultrasound scan
  • If suitable – premedication, including a mild sedative
  • Mark the affected veins
  • Administer local anaesthetic
  • Incisions to remove the surface veins (phlebectomy) and superficial veins
  • Deeper feeding veins are sealed with a laser or treated with foam
  • Bandage
  • Home – gentle walking advised
  • I advise patients to wear compression stockings for two weeks to encourage blood flow and to avoid deep vein thrombosis and blood clots
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Recovery from Varicose Vein Removal

Most patients report excellent results following varicose vein surgery. There is usually some bruising and swelling, but this will resolve over time. I advise patients to take it easy for the first few days and wear a compression stocking for two weeks. The compression stocking helps to increase blood flow and prevents deep vein thrombosis and blood clots.

Recovery takes time, but the results are worth it. If you are considering varicose vein surgery, please book a consultation with me to discuss your options.

If you have previously undergone varicose vein treatment but developed recurrence I can also help.

What you can expect from Varicose Vein Removal

Most patients experience minimal discomfort following surgery. My treatment for varicose veins has been developed over many years and is designed to be as effective and comfortable as possible for the patient. I offer personalised treatment and care for each individual.

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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

Varicose Vein Removal surgery can be highly effective with an extremely low complication rate. The results are usually outstanding. Simon Payne is an experienced surgeon and will be able to give you the best advice during your consultation.

It takes time to recover from any surgery, and varicose vein surgery is no different. Recovery usually takes between four and six weeks, but every patient is different. Most people however are able to carry out normal activities including employment after a few days.

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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.


Large lipoma from neck

July 10, 2024

What a delight especially now that the scar is settling, this thing was the size of a planet , not what a lady wants on her neck and was akso impacting my sleep and breathing, no problem for Simon in one afternoon all my troubles were gone , limited pain , great professional outcome and a positive impact for me, great , stuff, thank you


Unsightly lesion removal

June 24, 2024

Simon removed a seborrhoeic keratosis from my forehead which I’ve disliked for some time. The procedure was simple, painless and I’m pleased with the result.

Overall, the service and care was excellent.

Louise Purchase

Cyst removal

June 12, 2024

Had a cyst removed that has bugged me for years. Surgery went well and I didn’t even realise when it was done. I had no issues at all. Thanks to Dr Simon I don’t have to worry about a cyst on my face anymore. Healed properly leaving no scar. Will highly recommend!!!


Thread Vein Treatment

June 10, 2024

We consulted Mr Payne about thread veins in my legs and my husband’s nose. We are very pleased with the service he provided and the results. We were seen promptly for an initial consultation and Mr Payne was very thorough and informative. We were given an appointment for a week later for treatment which he, with his very capable assistant, carried out professionally and sympathetically. We are, therefore, delighted to give a 5 star rating.

Penny and Brian Smith

My 3rd Small lump removal

May 31, 2024

I booked in for my 3rd small lump removal from my face with Simon at Changes Clinic.

From first meeting Simon I felt totally at ease, the procedure was explained fully and was a pain free pleasant procedure.

Simons surgical skills and attention to detail shine through in his meticulous results showing barely a mark on my face.

I highly recommend Simon to everyone looking for a trusted caring surgeon!

Jill Loomes