FAQ 

TOP 7 QUESTIONS WE HEAR FROM PATIENTS
How much does it cost?

If you have private insurance then most or all of the costs may be covered by your policy. (We are BUPA fee assured - meaning that BUPA customers can be confident that eligible treatment will be fully covered).

If you are self-funding the please remember that we endeavour to keep our costs low and our fees are amongst the lowest in the country.

 

Why face the cost of expensive treatment in major cities when you can have identical, expert treatment done in Cornwall? You could even take a short holiday at the same time!

For a full price list please click here.

 

Is the procedure safe?

Yes. The procedure has been performed in over 900,000 patients in 100 countries. Mr Hopper has performed over a thousand successful procedures.

As with all medical procedures, there is a chance that complications may occur, including, but not limited to the following:

 

Haematoma

Deep venous thrombosis (DVT)

Pulmonary embolism

Phlebitis

Infection

Adjacent nerve injury

Skin burn or discoloration

The above are very rare. Your surgeon will talk you through these risks during your consultation.

 

How long does it take?

Foam injections can take as little as 30 mins. Even the most extensive procedures are completed in under 2 hours. Most procedures take about an hour.

 

How long does it take?

Foam injections can take as little as 30 mins. Even the most extensive procedures are completed in under 2 hours. Most procedures take about an hour.

Am I suitable?

If you have varicose veins (even if you have had previous surgery) you are highly likely to be suitable for treatment. Your surgeon will perform a vein scan during your initial consultation and recommend appropriate treatment.

 

What aftercare will I need?

You will receive a tailored post operative care plan. Following most treatments you will have your legs bandaged and these bandages will need to remain on for 24 hours. You will be provided with support stockings (included in price of procedure) to wear for a week.

You will be reviewed in clinic after 8-10 weeks (again, included in the proce). Of course, if you have any worries or concerns then we would be happy to see you sooner.

Can I drive after the surgery?

No. You must arrange alternative transport for the day of surgery. Most patients can drive the next day if they are pain free and they have checked with their motor insurance provider.

When can I get back to work?

Depending on your job... But most people are usually OK to go back to work the next day.

Cornwall Vascular Clinic
Call Sue at Cornwall Vascular and arrange a consultation today!

Cornwall Vascular Clinic

Duchy Hospital,

Penventinnie Lane,

Truro, TR1 3UP

Tel: 01872 242141 or

       01872 226100

Mob: 07792714188

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