Dorchester Varicose Vein Clinic

One-stop Assessment Clinic for Varicose Veins

BMI The Winterbourne Hospital is pleased to offer patients a one-stop assessment clinic for varicose veins treatment with experienced Vascular Consultants Mr James Metcalfe and Mr Alex Watson.

This clinic will allow patients with varicose veins to have a consultation with a Vascular Consultant and have a venous duplex scan by an experienced vascular scientist, to determine the best treatment options for them on the same day.

BMI The Winterbourne Hospital offers a number of minimally invasive ‘walk in walk out’ varicose veins treatments such as VNUS Closure Procedure, Endovenous Laser Therapy (EVLT) and foam Sclerotherapy. Please click on the links below for more information on the different procedures:

VNUS closure procedure
Endovenous laser therapy (EVLT)
Sclerotherapy treatment

The benefits of these treatments over more traditional surgical stripping approach are believed to be:
  •     Procedures are normally carried out in the outpatients department and patients are able to go home within a short time of their procedure
  •     Procedures are carried out with local anaesthetic so no general anaesthetic or need for overnight stay
  •     Procedures are normally performed by needle puncture techniques meaning no incisions and minimal scarring
  •     Minimal pain and bruising and faster return to normal activities
After the venous duplex scan your consultant will discuss with you whether one of our minimally invasive varicose vein treatments is suitable for you. They will also be able to let you know the price for this procedure.

How to book your appointment

Appointments for the one-stop assessment clinic are on a Monday evening and will either be with Mr James Metcalfe or Mr Alex Watson. They are suitable for mobile patients who have no ulceration. Please allow one hour for your appointment.

The price for the one stop assessment clinic on a Monday evening, including the venous duplex scan is £200 – one leg, £230 – both legs.

To make an appointment please call 0800 096 2823.

If VNUS Closure Procedure, Endovenous Laser Therapy (EVLT) or foam Sclerotherapy are unsuitable your consultant will be able to tell you what the next steps are for you. We offer lifestyle advice and alternative surgical treatments for varicose veins including:

- Varicose veins treatment

The one stop varicose veins assessment clinic is suitable for patients who are mobile and have no ulceration
Other Vascular Services

If you do not feel your are suitable for the one stop varicose veins assessment clinic or you have any other vascular problems you can book in for a consultation calling 08081010348 or making an online enquiry.