Mr Bruce Braithwaite

Consultant Vascular Surgeon

MA MChir MB FRCS FRCS(General Surgery)

Personal profile

Professor Braithwaite trained in Cambridge, London, Oxford and the USA. He has been a Consultant Vascular Surgeon since the summer of 2000. He has over 28 years experience in the treatment of varicose veins. His qualifications include Master of Surgery, Master of Arts, Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery, Fellowship of the Royal College of Surgeons, and Fellowship in General Surgery.

A pioneer of research into varicose vein treatment, Professor Braithwaite led the team that introduced the Olympus RFiTT keyhole technique. He is Medical Director for the Independent Health Group, specialising in local anaesthetic walk-in walk-out surgery. He has had positions including Council Member of the Venous Forum of the Royal Society of Medicine; Clinical Lead for the Cardiac, Vascular and Respiratory Department at Circle Healthcare, Nottingham and Founder Member of the Alliance Health Group.

Professor Braithwaite is available daily for online consultations and can then arrange a face to face meeting with you, at the time of any planned investigations, saving you time and inconvenience.

Professor Braithwaite is available to provide face to face consultations at the BMI Park and Lincoln Hospitals.

Clinical Interests

  • Key hole 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

Year qualified:

1988