Radio-Frequency Ablation (VNUS) in Cheshire

Radio-frequency Ablation Treatment - thermal ablation

A catheter is sited into the main superficial thigh vein and radio-frequency energy is used to heat up the inside of the vein causing it to seal up.

Radio-frequency ablation treatment is an alternative minimally-invasive technique for the treatment of varicose veins using a similar principle to laser treatment. A catheter is introduced under local anaesthetic into the main superficial thigh vein under ultrasound scan guidance. The tip of the catheter is positioned at the junction of the superficial and deep vein in the groin or at the back of the knee and a probe generating radio-frequency energy is used to heat up the inside of the vein causing it to collapse down. Smaller calf veins lower down in the leg in a significant number of patients usually shrink on their own following the treatment or can be treated after 4-6 weeks with foam sclerotherapy treatment or through small incisions (less than 2mm).

Radio frequency ablation for the treatment of varicose veins (VNUS Closure) is now as commonly performed as endovenous laser treatment and is just as effective and usually more convenient as general anaesthesia is not required and a smaller guide-wire can be used. Complications are as for endovenous laser treatment.


Treatment Procedure Prices:

** Prices below are starting from prices and may differ based on optimum treatment strategy.

** Interest Free Payments Can Be Arranged.

  • Radio Frequency – starting from £2000 (per leg)


Face to Face Consultation Prices:

  • Consultation with Mr Dimitri – £170
  • Ultrasound Scan – one leg £200
  • Ultrasound Scan – two legs £300

This will be needed prior to the following procedures:

  • Radio Frequency


Once you have been quoted a treatment price, this is the final price which includes the treatment and follow up consultations.

VNUS Treatment Locations in Cheshire

Varicose vein treatment with Mr Dimitri is available at various Healthcare Commission recognised facilities:


Please contact us to discuss your specific needs. You can also find information in our brochure.


VNUS Closure