Painful, unsightly varicose veins?

Varicose veins are enlarged and unsightly blue veins that appear on the legs, they are very common with up to one third of us suffering at some stage in our lives. Whilst for some these are painful, for many the greatest issue is the impact on self-confidence, limiting which you dress especially in summer months.

Consultant General and Vascular Surgeon Mr Dan Higman offers a range of specialist varicose and thread vein treatments, combining modern treatment techniques with years of clinical experienced. All performed under local anaesthetic without the need for an overnight stay. 

Treatments available:

Varicose Veins

  • Thermal ablation: Radiofrequency Ablation (VNUS) and Laser (EVLT)
  • Foam Sclerotherapy

Thread/Spider Veins

  • Microsclerotherapy
  • Laser or photoderm therapy.


Mr Dan Higman, MBBS, FRCS, MS, MMedEd
Consultant General and Vascular Surgeon



During your consultation a full and careful assessment of your leg veins will be made, including a detailed ultrasound scan for accurate diagnosis. Mr Higman will discuss with you the best treatment option for your individual condition in order to achieve the most successful outcome. 

TToday, there are a number of different techniques for treating veins due to the huge developments in technology in the last ten years. Nearly all procedures are now carried out under local anaesthetic and last just 30-40 minutes without the need for an overnight stay. Speed of recovery is rapid and you should be able to return to normal activities within a few days. Varicose vein treatment is no longer available through the NHS for purely cosmetic reasons as it is largely reserved for those experiencing pain, discomfort and/or complications. The Stratford Clinic as can you with provide convenient access to treatment for aesthetic reasons as well as rapid access to relive discomfort and pain. 

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