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Varicose veins

Varicose vein removal in Blackburn at the The Beardwood Hospital

The Beardwood Hospital offers a range of varicose veins treatments and procedures.

Varicose veins are often enlarged and raised veins most commonly found in the leg. They are usually blue or purple in colour and appear lumpy or/and twisted. The symptoms of varicose veins can include:

  • Tired, aching, heavy and restless legs
  • Swollen feet and ankles – especially after standing for long periods
  • Leg cramps – often at night
  • Unsightly, lumpy or bulging veins
  • Thread veins, changes in skin colour (red/brown) and skin ulcers
  • Bleeding

What are the benefits of varicose veins treatment?

Varicose vein treatment can make a huge difference to a person’s confidence and the activities they choose to take part in. Treatment removes unsightly varicose veins and alleviates your symptoms - it should also help prevent further complications that varicose veins may cause.

As part of varicose vein treatment your consultant vascular surgeon will complete an initial assessment of your veins and perform a scan. This will enable the consultant to give you more detail on the severity of your varicose veins and which procedure is most suitable for you.

Varicose vein treatments at The Beardwood Hospital

Your consultant will discuss a suitable treatment plan unique to you and your requirements. They will discuss your treatment options with you in detail, and advise accordingly. During your consultation, your surgeon can scan your leg to assess the severity of your varicose veins.

Most varicose vein treatment is minimally invasive and performed as a keyhole procedure, under local anaesthetic as walk-in, walk-out treatments. All minimally invasive techniques work by destroying the inner lining of the vein; ablating or sealing the varicose vein.

Modern techniques for treating varicose veins include the following:

Specialists offering Varicose veins

Mr John Calvey

Consultant General Surgeon


The Lancaster Hospital 1 more The Beardwood Hospital

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Mr Mark Tomlinson

Consultant General Surgeon

MBBS, FRCS (Eng), FRCS (Gen Surg)

The Lancaster Hospital 1 more The Beardwood Hospital

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