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.
Follow up 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.
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 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
Well Man / Woman Checks, Male/Female Health Screening, detailed Heart, Liver and Lung screening
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 carried out by GPs or Specialist Consultants
Frequently asked questions
Why should I see a private GP?
You want to see a doctor as soon as possible, without waiting
You want to discuss your symptoms or concerns without being rushed
You want to have an assessment or investigations to reach or confirm a diagnosis
You would like to discuss your options for treatment in depth
You would like a second opinion, further information or a better treatment plan
What appointment is suitable for me?
A follow up appointment (you have visited the clinic before about your condition)
You need a repeat private prescription
With our GP our rule would be that a 15 minute consultation would be appropriate for:
A 30 minute consultation would be appropriate for:
Your first private GP appointment with LivingCare (your medical history will need to be taken by the GP)
You have more than one medical issue or multiple conditions you wish to discuss
You want to discuss your medical history in more detail with a doctor
You would like to discuss your symptoms, concerns and expectations without feeling rushed
You need medical advice and a detailed assessment to reach or confirm a diagnosis
You would like to discuss your options for treatment and need advice to help you make the best decision
You would like a second opinion or further information on a diagnosis or help creating a management and treatment plan to deal with your diagnosis
You think you may need to see a private consultant to access secondary care
You need an initial private prescription (Please note that Doctors cannot prescribe medication for controlled drugs and/or drug and alcohol related conditions. All prescriptions are issued at the Doctors discretion)
You require some help with completing a medical form
What services are available?
How do I book an appointment?
How do I pay for my appointment?
Do I need to see one of your GPs before I see one of your consultants in another service?
No, you can book directly with the consultant of your choice without the need for a referral from a GP.
What happens if I need a prescription?
What are your opening hours?
Our opening hours vary depending on which professional you need to access. However our service generally will be from 7am to 8pm Monday - Friday.
Will this affect my care at my local NHS service?
Accessing our private GP service should not affect your care from your local NHS GP service. Although we aim to provide a full primary care service we strongly recommend that you remain registered on your local GP patient list to ensure assistance in the event of a medical emergency.
All our private services are held at Thorpe Park Clinic; our purpose built modern facility based in Colton, Leeds.
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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