Not advertising specific prices for vein treatments is a choice we have made for the following reasons:

Treatment Customisation: The nature and extent of vein issues can vary significantly from one patient to another. Vein treatments often need to be customised to address the specific needs and conditions of each patient. Advertising a fixed price in our opinion does not accurately reflect the treatment required, potentially leading to misunderstandings or dissatisfaction.

Medical Evaluation Required: Vein problems typically require a medical evaluation by a vein specialist to determine the appropriate treatment plan. The severity of the issue, the number of procedures involved, and the choice of treatment method can all affect the cost. Patients should have a thorough assessment before receiving a treatment recommendation.

Varied Treatment Options: There are multiple treatment options available for vein issues, such as sclerotherapy, endovenous laser therapy (EVLT), radiofrequency ablation (RFA), and more. These treatments can vary in complexity, duration, and cost.

Insurance Coverage: In some cases, vein treatments may be covered by health insurance, depending on medical necessity. Patients may need to go through the insurance verification process, which can further complicate price transparency.

Additional Services: Patients may require additional services, such as follow-up appointments, compression stockings, or diagnostic tests, as part of their overall treatment plan. These services can also influence the total cost.

Competitive Pricing Strategies: We choose not to disclose prices upfront as part of our commitment to competitive pricing and to prevent the practice of price sampling and undercutting. We treat human beings and respect the fact that this is not the same as selling cars. Our rates are competitive and based on the patient's specific needs.

Regulatory Considerations: The GMC provide very strict guidelines on advertising private medical services. No unjustifiable claims can be made about the service quality, and no guarantees of cures can be made, particularly where patients can be misled because of their vulnerability, or because they lack the necessary medical knowledge to make a qualified assessment of what is on offer. We do not use low prices as a way of enticing patients to use our clinic and neither do we get involved in bargaining with other clinics' services.

Patient Privacy: Some of our patients prefer to keep their medical expenses private, and advertising prices could potentially compromise their privacy.

Prospective patients are encouraged to contact us either by email or telephone for a guideline of our general costs before coming to see us in person. This is also provided in writing prior to booking an appointment where after a full consultation and scan, a tailored quote will be provided by the Shalbourne Suite team including potential insurance coverage options. We strongly believe that this approach ensures that our patients receive the most appropriate care and financial guidance tailored to their individual circumstances.