SVC care is exceptional

"The Scottish Vein Centre is the first private vein clinic in Scotland to be graded as EXCEPTIONAL by the independent health sector regulator, Healthcare Improvement Scotland. The full inspection report is available here and also published on their website"

What makes Scottish Vein Centre different

  • We are the only independent varicose vein clinic in Scotland
  • We are the only office-based vein practice in Scotland
  • Our consulting rooms are pleasant and relaxed
  • We do not do veins in a cold clinical environment
  • We never offer surgery in an operating room to treat veins
  • We always insist on a detailed ultrasound scan at first visit
  • The specialist who will treat your veins will also do the scan
  • We will give you the result and discuss treatment right then
  • There are no hidden costs, all treatments are itemized
  • There is no one-stop solution to varicose vein treatments
  • We accept self-referral for self-funding patients
  • We keep overheads low to pass on better value to you
  • We provide a complete range of approved vein treatments
  • All our choices are under local anaesthetic ( L.A. )
  • We hardly ever need to cut out veins leaving scars
  • Our cosmetic techniques can only be done by vein doctors
  • You will always see the same people who treated you first
  • We will always call you back to check on your recovery
  • Our results are audited and reported at scientific meetings

Pitfalls of varicose veins at private hospitals

  • Most will insist on a referral letter from your G.P.
  • Most private hospitals in Scotland will offer vein surgery first
  • You will have to insist you want endovenous vein treatment
  • Over half of Scottish vein surgeons still do not do endovenous work
  • One Private Clinic says they are in Glasgow, then refer you to Manchester
  • Some surgeons will offer new vein treatments under G.A. not L.A.
  • Some do VENEFIT RF treatment and also multiple small cuts/phlebectomies ( scars )
  • You will have to be admitted in most as a day case ( no reason )
  • You may face additional room and anaesthetic charges of up to £1000
  • Ultrasound scanning to help treatment choice is often not routine
  • The scan is done at a different time by someone else and costs extra
  • Most surgeons are not interested in treating your thread veins ( time consuming )
  • Private hospital websites usually do not quote itemized costs
  • Some of your fee may go to paying for expensive TV adverts and marketing
  • Your first phone enquiry is answered by a telephonist not a nurse
  • You will probably not get a follow-up after-care enquiry call
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