Mr Bruce Braithwaite

Mr Bruce Braithwaite

Consultant Vascular Surgeon

MChir, MB, MA, FRCS (Eng), FRCS (Gen Surg)

Specialises in

  • Varicose vein treatments
  • Leg ulcers
  • Arterial disease of the legs
  • Post thrombotic syndrome

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I am a specialist in treating patients with varicose veins. I have been treating patients with varicose veins since 1992 and have been a Consultant Vascular Surgeon at the Nottingham University Hospital since 2000. I treat, on average, 40 people per month in both the NHS and independant Healthcare Sectors.

I trained in Cambridge, London, Oxford and the USA and have been awarded Master of Surgery (Cambridge University), Master of Arts (Cambridge University), Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery (Cambridge University), Fellowship of the Royal College of Surgeons of England, and Fellowship in General Surgery awarded by the English, Irish and Scottish Colleges of Surgery.

I conduct research into Varicose vein treatments and have pioneered the use of keyhole techniques for treating veins. I have been invited to talk about my work in America, France, Germany, Italy, Spain, Portugal and the UK and led a European Team that introduced the Olympus RFiTT keyhole technique.

I am a Council Member of the Venous forum of the Royal Society of Medicine, Medical Director for Trent and Lincoln Health, Director of Operations for Alliance Surgical plc and Clinical Lead for the Cardiac, Vascular and Respiratory Department at the Nottingham NHS Treatment Centre. I am a former Vascular Advisor for the East Midlands and former Board Member of the British Association of Sclerotherapists as well as a Founder Member of the International Society for Vascular Surgery.


General Medical Council Number: C3389911

Treatment information

Some of the principal treatments carried out by Mr Bruce Braithwaite at Spire include:

Vascular surgery

Other treatments

Expert in the management of varicose veins using walk-in walk-out keyhole techniques (endovenous ablation, laser, radiofrequency, foam sclerotherapy)

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Additional information

Vascular surgery

Special clinical interests: Treatment of post thrombotic syndrome following a DVT

MA / UK / 1988
Master of Arts

MB / UK / 1988
Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery

BChir / UK / 1988
Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery

FRCS (England) / UK / 1992
Fellowship of the Royal Colleges of Surgeons

MChir / UK / 1996
Bachelor of Surgery

FRCS (Gen Surg) / UK / 1999
Fellowship of the Royal Colleges of Surgeons

Professional memberships

Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of England

Vascular Society of Great Britain and Ireland

Association of Surgeons of Great Britain and Ireland

Venous Forum of the Royal Society of Medicine

Pioneering new surgical techniques to treat post thrombotic syndrome.

Nottingham University Hospitals

Mr Braithwaite holds less than 0.1% of the shares in Spire Healthcare Group plc.