Dorset Varicose Vein Clinic

One-stop Assessment Clinic for Varicose Veins at the Winterbourne (Dorchester) and Harbour (Poole) Hospitals

BMI The Winterbourne Hospital and BMI The Harbour Hospital are pleased to offer patients a one-stop assessment clinic for varicose veins treatment with experienced Vascular Consultants Mr Nick Lagattolla 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 on the same day, to determine the best treatment options for them during the same appointment.

Both BMI The Winterbourne  and Harbour Hospitals offer a number of minimally invasive ‘walk in walk out’ varicose veins treatments such as VNUS Closure Procedure, Endovenous Laser Therapy (EVLT) and foam Sclerotherapy, Clarivein mechanochemical (MOCA) ablasion, Venaseal endoluminal bioadhesive closure, Phlebectomy or combination treatments. Please click on the links below for more information on the different procedures:

The benefits of these treatments over more traditional surgical stripping approach are believed to be:

  • Procedures are 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 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 a one-stop varicose vein assessment are available every day between BMI The Winterbourne Hospital and BMI The Harbour Hospital, including evening slots on a Monday and Wednesday.

The price for the one stop assessment clinic, 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  you 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 0808 101 0348 or making an online enquiry.