Mr Bruce Braithwaite

Consultant Surgeon

MA MChir MB FRCS FRCS(General Surgery)

Personal profile

Consultant Q&A Varicose Veins

Mr Braithwaite is a Vascular and Endovascular Surgeon  and specialist in treating patients with varicose veins. He has been treating patients with varicose veins since 1992 and has been a Consultant Vascular Surgeon at the Nottingham University Hospital since 2000. He treats, on average, 40 people with varicose veins per month in both the NHS and independent Healthcare Sectors.

He trained in Cambridge, London, Oxford and the USA. Mr Braithwaite conducts research into Varicose vein treatments and has pioneered the use of keyhole techniques for treating veins. He led a European Team that introduced the Olympus RFiTT keyhole technique.

He is a Council Member of the Venous forum of the Royal Society of Medicine, former Board Member of the British Association of Sclerotherapists and Founder Member of the International Society for Vascular Surgery.

Mr Braithwaite specialises in


  • Key hole varicose vein surgery

  • Local anaesthetic vein treatments

  • VNUS closure fast (endovenous ablation)

  • Arterial surgery

  • Deep venous surgery

  • Venous ulcers

Professional Membership



  • Vascular Surgical Society

  • Association of Surgeons

  • European Vascular Surgical Society

Clinical Interests


General surgery, hernia repair, varicose veins, laser treatment, venous ulcers, endovascular aneurysm repair, deep venous reconstruction. Claudication, renal vascular access. Vinus EVLT foam sclerotherapy.

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