"Master of delicate thread-vein removal, this former Parachute Regiment surgeon says his strengths are 'precision, attention to detail and patience - it's very fine work.'
Mr Eddie Chaloner graduated from Oxford University in 1989. After house jobs in Oxford he trained in surgery in London and South Africa. He was appointed as a Consultant Vascular Surgeon at University College Hospitals London in 2001, moving to Lewisham Hospital in 2005.
Mr Chaloner has a particular interest in the minimally invasive varicose veins treatment and was the first surgeon in London to use endovenous laser treatment (EVLT) in 2002. Now, with over 2,000 successful cases, he is one of the most experienced surgeons in the UK with this way of treating varicose veins.
Mr Chaloner works very closely with his colleague, Mr Sweeney. Together they run the NHS vascular surgery unit at Lewisham NHS Trust, South East London. They have a thriving practice, which covers the outlying areas of Sidcup, Orpington and Bromley (over 500,000 people) and is one of the busiest in the country. By running a joint practice they aim to provide a superior service to General Practitioners and their patients.