The Plymouth Vein Clinic
at Nuffield Health Plymouth Hospital
The Plymouth Vein Clinic is a private specialist medical clinic based at the Nuffield Health Plymouth Hospital and offers "state of the art" facilities. The clinic is situated just north of the city and easily accessible by road for patients living in Devon and Cornwall or elsewhere in the South West.
If you have been turned down for NHS treatment we can help!
We offer some free initial mini-consultations on a first come first served basis. Contact us for availability and bookings.
We are dedicated to the treatment of varicose veins and thread veins using the latest non-surgical techniques.
Most varicose vein treatments are literally "walk-in, walk-out" with little, if any, discomfort.
We treat all types of varicose veins problems whether it is purely for cosmetic reasons or more severe symptoms or complications including chronic venous insufficiency causing skin problems or leg ulceration.
Initially a detailed assessment of your varicose veins or thread veins will be made by consultation and physical examination. This will be followed by hand-held Doppler assessment (a very basic ultrasound test) and in virtually all cases a colour venous duplex scan (a detailed vascular ultrasound test) will be arranged before making a final decision regarding the optimal treatment. The latter is an essential component of the management of most patients with varicose veins in order to clarify the venous anatomy and sites of venous incompetence (leaky valves in the veins, also called "reflux") as well as to check on the integrity of the deeper veins before embarking on any treatment.
We treat the following conditions:
Thread veins or spider veins on the legs or face
Varicose pigmentation, eczema or inflammation
Chronic venous insufficiency
Labial / pelvic veins
Pelvic congestion syndrome
We use the following techniques:
VenaSeal Closure (cyanoacrylate glue)
Endovenous Laser Treatment
Endovenous Radiofrequency (Venefit or VNUS)
Ultrasound-guided Foam Sclerotherapy
ClariVein® mechano-chemical ablation
Intense Pulsed Light (IPL)
Surgical ligation and stripping