WELCOME TO VEINCENTRE
Specialist medical centre for the minimally invasive, no surgery, treatment of all varicose veins.
Our Values: Honesty Safety Effectiveness Efficiency Respect Value for money
"The perfect amalgam of cutting edge technology with traditional values and service"
EVLA (EVLT) Experts. VeinCentre was created with the straight forward intention to provide the best EVLA (EVLT) varicose vein treatment service in the UK at a reasonable price. Established in 2003 from the personal vision of its founder Dr David West VeinCentre was one of the UK's very first providers of EVLA (EVLT) (Endovenous Laser Therapy). Since then we have been at the forefront of developments in the field of minimally invasive varicose vein treatment always striving for perfection in everything we do.
A comprehensive range of modern treatments is available. Over 10000 successful treatments have been performed including EVLT, EVLA, TRLOP, Perforator ablation, Clarivein, embolisation, foam sclerotherapy, stenting, RF ablation (VNUS Closure®) microsclerotherapy and Veinwave for thread veins. Being familiar with the needs of high profile clients we manage all aspects of our service with absolute discretion and privacy. Full domiciliary consultations with scan are available on specific request. What gives us our unique edge is that we are a specialist non-surgical vein clinic. This focus enables us to optimise efficiency and effectiveness. High through put keeps our costs and prices down and constantly improves quality.
Unlike many private cosmetic clinics which have added varicose vein treatments to their extensive list of cosmetic treatments we JUST DO VEINS. We have not been tempted to branch out into aesthetic or other medical treatments however lucrative they may be. We stick to VEINS. They are our focus and always will be. We do however encourage all our patients to lead a healthy lifestyle and have teamed up with M Club spa and fitness health club. to which patients visiting our Stoke clinic can walk over and do a bit of gentle physio exercise after their treatments!
Most of our patients come by recommendation, rather than through expensive national advertising campaigns and professional PR, which helps contain costs enabling us to keep our prices low. See price comparison.
Impressed by what he learned on a training visit to the US in 2003 David wanted to radically improve not only the medical techniques themselves but also the culture and process of varicose vein treatment in the UK. Countless patients across the country were referred to NHS outpatient clinics, examined by a junior doctor, given another appointment for a scan, and returned to outpatients to be told “Your veins are not bad enough we can’t treat you on the NHS”. What a waste of everyone’s time and resources! In the private sector things were not much better with long winded assessment processes necessitating multiple visits before a treatment plan was agreed and costed. No choice of treatment was usually offered and unreasonable charges were (and often still are) levied for traditional operations which had changed little in decades. Scientific studies on patients’ satisfaction with management of their varicose veins showed poor results.
David determined to change all that and provide a vein service that truly met the needs and expectations of patients in the internet age.
He set the following key aims
Efficiency: To minimize the number of visits necessary, the time treatment takes and the time off work and hobbies.To respond to all queries and requests knowledgeably, quickly, directly and confidently. To fit patients in at a time of their convenience and to have no significant waiting lists.
Personal Service: To treat every patient with respect and listen to their needs and wishes. To be friendly, open and cheerful. To offer a wide choice of appointment times and convenient locations.
Safety: To keep facilities scrupulously clean and develop rigorous risk management systems. To provide regular staff training and appraisal.
Effectiveness: To utilise the latest proven innovations and equipment. To carefully analyse each patient’s problem and provide the most effective bespoke treatment. To manage 99% of all patients without surgery. To complete treatment as planned and never have to bring patients back for a repeat attempt.
Comfort: To create modern environments of the highest quality. To utilise techniques which minimise pain.
Honesty: To be upfront about costs, likely outcomes, side effects etc. To encourage, and regularly analyse, feedback about our service.
Value: To charge reasonable rates and have no hidden and unexpected charges. To provide low cost credit facilities for those who request them.
From our internal audits and feedback we have received over the last 10 years we feel confident that we are fulfilling these aims and are particularly pleased to note that we have achieved all this at a price which competes even with Eastern European clinics!
Our treatments offer the following advantages over traditional surgery:
1. No general anaesthetic needed
2. No need for time off work
3. No scars
Rather belatedly recognising the benefits of non-surgical treatments, many general private hospitals and cosmetic surgery clinics now offer EVLA(EVLT) and other minimally invasive techniques like RF ablation (VNUS) but with any medical treatment experience and focus are crucial to success. Our extensive experience shows in recent audits of our results which demonstrate:
1. That we can effectively treat over 99% of patients suffering from varicose veins without surgery.
2. No serious complications.
3. Less than 1% recurrence over 5 years.
4. 100% successful venous cannulation rate.
So confident are we, that we can manage your problem without surgery, we offer appointments for consultation and treatment at the same visit. Many patients travel long distances, have EVLA (EVLT) treatment to both legs and are back on the train home within two hours.
Our service has been rigorously assessed by the Care Quality Commission with whom all our clinics are registered.
Reg No 1-136108318