The Nuffield Health Cheltenham Hospital Vein Clinic is run by our Vascular Surgeons.

Varicose veins are mainly seen on your legs. They may not cause any pain or any problems, but they can be unsightly, and you may be self-conscious about them. They can make legs feel tired or itchy. In rare cases, large varicose veins can bleed or cause ulcers on the legs, especially when you get older.

At Nuffield Health Cheltenham Hospital we have many methods of treating your veins depending on your condition and individual preference.

Injection of varicose veins (Sclerotherapy)

Sclerotherapy involves injecting varicose veins with a chemical that causes the vein lining to collapse and the vein to fade in a few weeks. This type of treatment is most commonly used for smaller varicose veins to avoid more invasive procedures.

Radiofrequency ablation

Radiofrequency ablation involves the use of radiofrequency energy to collapse the vein, seal and shut it. Once the vein is shut, the healthier veins take over. A thin tube is then inserted into the vein above or below the knee. This procedure can be often carried out as an outpatient procedure.

Surgical treatment

Ligation and stripping is a well-established surgical method of removing varicose veins. Surgery normally takes around one hour and an anaesthetic is involved.

Our consultants

Mr Keith Poskitt


Specialty General Surgery, Vascular Surgery

To make an appointment or find out more information please call us on 01242 802674 or fill in the enquiry form on the right and we'll call you back.

Further information about Varicose Veins.