Venous Radiofrequency


Radiofrequency ablation involves heating the wall of your varicose vein using radiofrequency energy.

The vein is accessed through a small cut made just above or below the knee.

Outpatient appointment


Follow up

Initial appointment:


Follow up appointment:


1 hour:


Initial appointment:


Follow up appointment:


A narrow tube called a catheter is guided into the vein using an ultrasound scan. A probe is inserted into the catheter that sends out radiofrequency energy.

This heats the vein until its walls collapse, closing it and sealing it shut. Once the vein has been sealed shut, your blood will naturally be redirected to one of your healthy veins.

Radiofrequency ablation may be carried out under local anaesthetic (you are awake) or general anaesthetic where you're asleep.

The procedure may cause some short-term side effects, such as pins and needles (paraesthesia).

You may need to wear compression stockings for up to a week after having radiofrequency ablation.


General GP Appointments:

Prescriptions/controlled drug prescriptions/sick note/blood testing/screening


Blood testing:

Blood tests and laboratory tests, lung function tests, advanced pregnancy tests, heart tests, DNA tests 



Referrals to external or internal consultants and services (Endoscopy, Sigmoidoscopy, 

Colonoscopy, Gastroenterology, Dermatology, Minor Surgery, Ophthalmology, Ear Nose Throat (ENT), Urology, Cystoscopy, MRI scan, Ultrasound scan, X-Ray, Physiotherapy & Osteopathy, Counselling)


Sexual Health & Family Planning

Testing for STI’s and HIV, contraception


Health Screening

Well Man / Woman Checks, Male/Female Health Screening, detailed Heart, Liver and Lung screening



Medical Examinations

Licenses, Private Employment and VISA Medicals



Infants and routine, travel immunisations


Cryotherapy & Minor Procedures

Wart removal, Lumps, bumps and lesions


Allergy & Food Intolerance Testing

A wide range of allergy and food intolerance testing performed by GPs and Specialist Consultants


Ear microsuction of wax - Suitable for patients who are about to fly, hearing aid users, have previous ear drum damage or have impacted ear wax.


Medico-Legal Reporting

Medico-Legal reporting carried out by GPs or Specialist Consultants


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Patients access the service from across the whole of West Yorkshire to come to our facility.  The clinic hosts a range of services that are available on the NHS and through our Private Patient Pathway.  The facility has a state of the art 3T Wide Bore MRI Scanner, X Ray and Ultrasound provision. It hosts fantastic services across many NHS Pathways. 

Thorpe Park Clinic is fully accessible, has transport routes from all over Leeds.  We welcome all referrals into Thorpe Park Clinic from across West Yorkshire.

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