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Varicose Vein Treatment


The basic aim of varicose vein treatment is to permanently remove the underlying cause of the varicose veins as well as the visible varicose veins. This not only gives the best possible result in the short term, but also the lowest possible chance of recurrence in the long term.

In order to do this, we use a co-ordinated system with the best possible understanding of what the problem is and then tailor the treatment individually to that patient.

It’s this approach that we have been following since 1999 that has made The Whiteley Clinic unique. The system that we use through the examination, investigation and then treatment of patients is called The Whiteley Protocol®. By using our protocol, we can work out exactly what pattern of problem each individual patient has and make sure each patient gets the very best treatment tailored for themselves.

It is because we are able to tailor treatments to each individual patient, and not just assume that every patient has one of a very limited number of simple conditions, that we are unable to give exact prices for a treatment plan until we have performed the extended venous duplex ultrasound scan performed by our specialist technologists. Clinics that assume that varicose veins are still simple and only use quick screening scans (often performed by the doctor themselves), are usually unaware of the complexities of venous disease and hence do not need to tailor treatments to the individual patients. The medium to long-term results are highly unlikely to be equivalent.

All of the procedures performed under The Whiteley Protocol® are performed under local anaesthetic as walk in, walk out surgery – often called ambulatory surgery. Unless there are any exceptional circumstances, you should be back to work and relatively normal activities the day following treatment.


As stated above, each patients treatment plan is individually tailored to them using The Whiteley Protocol®. A variety of treatment options are available, however after your assessment with one of our specialist Vascular Technologists, you will be given a full breakdown of the bespoke treatment plan for you.

Listed below are the possible treatment options that might be applicable to you. Click on them for more information.