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.

Simon Payne varicose vein surgeon in scrubs photo
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)


royal college of surgeons of england logo image
royal society of medicine crest image
vascular society membership

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.

varicose vein removal explanation image

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
varicose vein treatment image
varicose vein recovery image

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.

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.

The Horndean Surgery
The Doctors Surgery,
London road,

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.

My prices are tailored to individual patient requirements, but as a rough framework, I charge £2459 for one leg and £3689 for both legs (including laser sealing and mini-incisions to remove).

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.

Simon Payne varicose vein surgeon in scrubs photo

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.


Extremely impressed and would highly recommend Simon

Rated 5.0 out of 5
April 15, 2024

I recently had two cysts on my head removed by Simon and his lovely nurse Becky. They made me feel at ease and the quality and care was very professional. Simon explained everything in detail, was extremely focused and Becky was just the tonic to settle any nerves.

There was very little discomfort, the aftercare was explained in detail and I’m happy to say, after 6 weeks the results are amazing.

I would highly recommend Simon and his team without hesitation.

Amanda Jalley

Very professional

Rated 5.0 out of 5
March 26, 2024

I had a cyst and a large lipona removed from my back a few weeks ago. Mr Payne is highly professional and I cannot recommend him enough. Very prompt response to my requests for information. The whole experience was brilliant and absolutely no hassle. Thank you

Val Long

Removal of two large anal skin tags.

Rated 4.0 out of 5
March 11, 2024

I would like to express my thanks to Simon Payne for the removal of the two large anal skin tags that were a terrible nuisance.

The procedure was painless due to the application of the numbing gel and subsequent injections and was completed quite quickly.

I had expected a lengthy healing process but was very surprised that after two to three weeks with little pain and no bleeding the problem had been successfully resolved.

I would certainly recommend consulting at his surgery and it was also far less expensive than other private clinics. Ten out of ten!

Susan Sparshatt

Highly recommended!!

Rated 5.0 out of 5
March 5, 2024

Simon removed four cysts from my head. He was very kind, attentive and a good listener during consultation. He explained everything clearly and I felt happy and confident to go ahead with the procedure. The removal took just 45 minutes and I am delighted with the results. In 6 weeks everything was healed and stitches gone, and no after care was needed. Thank you Simon.

Abigail Elson

Mole removal

Rated 5.0 out of 5
March 1, 2024

Dr Simon Payne was very professional and friendly, he made me feel at ease, Becky, his assistant was awesome. I’m very happy with how the procedure went. Overall, the results are great and definitely given me a confidence boost. Thank you to both Simon and Becky