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Mr Bruce Braithwaite

Consultant Vascular Surgeon

MA MChir MB FRCS FRCS(General Surgery)

Practises at: The Park Hospital, The Lincoln Hospital

Mr-Bruce-Braithwaite-Consultant Vascular Surgeon

Personal profile

Mr Braithwaite is an expert in local anaesthetic, walk-in, walk out treatments for people with varicose veins. He treats all the varicose veins in one session, so people seldom have to return for a further procedure. He can also provide the same service for people who wish, or need, to have their treatments under general anaesthetic or sedation as a day case or overnight stay.

In the past 10 years Mr Braithwaite has treated over 3,000 private patients with varicose veins and other vascular conditions. This is in addition to many more in his NHS job where he set up the Venous service in Europe’s largest day case facility: The Circle Nottingham Treatment Centre.

As well as The Park and The Lincoln Hospitals, Mr Braithwaite also treats patients in Harley Street, London.

Mr Braithwaite is an international expert in treating varicose veins and other vascular conditions. His research work has been used by NICE to guide the best treatments for both private and NHS patients. His advice is often sought by other consultants, who want to know how to treat people with varicose veins and deep venous disease.

He has treated many of his medical colleagues, who have sought his opinion, because of his reputation for giving a sound opinion and only advising a procedure is done when it is necessary, and based on the best evidence.

Clinical interests

  • Keyhole varicose vein surgery
  • Local anaesthetic vein treatments
  • VNUS closure fast (endovenous ablation)
  • Arterial surgery
  • Deep venous surgery
  • Venous ulcers
  • Post thrombotic syndrome
  • Prominent temporal arteries
  • Local anaesthetic hernia repair

Professional memberships

  • Vascular Surgical Society
  • Association of Surgeons
  • European Vascular Surgical Society