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Private clinic treatments

Michael Gaunt explains why he performs his venous treatments within a hospital setting.

There is an increasing trend for venous treatments to be performed in small stand-alone doctor-owned clinics providing treatments under local anaesthetic only.

Although I am a great fan of local anaesthetic techniques – and indeed our pioneering use of short-acting nerve blocks provides excellent intraoperative and postoperative anaesthesia and analgesia – local anaesthesia is not appropriate for all clinical situations.

With extensive bilateral varicose veins, infiltrating large amounts of local anaesthesia can itself be painful.

Other patients may have an anxious disposition or may have had a previous bad experience with local anaesthetic. In these cases, it is useful to be able to offer a general anaesthetic option and this can only be administered safely within a hospital setting, with all the safety and reassurance of full back-up facilities and specialist colleagues available.

” As always, patient safety is paramount and you can be assured I personally perform all consultations and procedures”

Appointments are available at any of Michael Gaunt’s private clinics: 01223 305858

  • Harley Street – London
  • Spire Lee & Nuffield Health – Cambridge
  • Spire Norwich – Norfolk
  • BMI Bury St Edmunds – Suffolk

Appointment bookings and practice hours 

BUPA Patient Satisfaction Award

Mr Michael Gaunt has been recognised for his excellent services by winning the BUPA Patient Satisfaction Award. 

All BUPA UK patients provide feedback and a rating of the treatment they have received from their consultant. We are always pleased to hear customer feedback and strive to provide the highest clinical standards combined with a friendly and relaxed environment.

“It was very gratifying to receive notification from the UK’s largest private medical insurer BUPA that I had won an award for excellent patient satisfaction”

Mr Michael Gaunt’s overall rating from BUPA patients was ‘excellent’ – the top rating.

Totally independent feedback such as this is very useful for consultants as it provides an accurate measure of the quality of care they provide.

“I always strive to provide the highest standard of care to every patient and it is very encouraging to be informed that these efforts are appreciated by such a large number of patients”

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Confused about specialist vein treatments?

Don’t be mystified: leading consultant vascular surgeon Michael Gaunt offers an insight into modern methods

“Don’t shy away from treatment, help is on hand to find a procedure that is tailored to you and your lifestyle”

There’s a wide choice of treatments and procedures available to combat varicose veins and thread veins and it can be a little overwhelming. Finding the perfect treatment plan, that’s specifically tailored for you, is crucial to achieving the results you want. I recommend you consult a specialist, like myself, and talk to your GP to find the best solution for you. Continue reading

Embarrassed by red thread veins? Do you long for clear unblemished skin?

Leading consultant vascular surgeon Michael Gaunt says modern treatment methods offer a quick and effective solution.

Most of us want to hold back the signs of ageing and reduce skin blemishes. Thread veins or spider veins are a familiar problem for men and women. The tiny red or purple broken veins are most commonly found on the face, around the cheeks and nose, but also appear on ankles and legs. They initially emerge as one or two tiny fine lines but develop a web like pattern, that enlarges across the skin; hence the term spider vein. Continue reading