Mr Paul Burns

Mr Paul Burns

Consultant Vascular surgeon

Practising at

Spire Edinburgh Hospitals Murrayfield and Shawfair Park

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Treatment information

Some of the principal treatments carried out by Mr Paul Burns at Spire include:

Vascular surgery

Other treatments

Minimally invasive varicose vein surgery
Intermittent claudication
Lower limb bypass surgery
Complex aortic aneurysmal disease

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Professional profile

Availability - Murrayfield: Monday 9am-11am.

I undertook my surgical training based in Edinburgh. This included two years doing research into arterial disease and a years fellowship in Sydney, Australia where I received advanced training in minimally invasive techniques for the treatment of vascular disease.

I was appointed as a Consultant Vascular Surgeon at the Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh, and an Honorary Senior Clinical Lecturer at the University of Edinburgh in 2009.

I undertake all aspects of vascular surgery. I have extensive experience in the management of varicose veins, including radiofrequency ablation, open surgery and foam sclerotherapy. I am one of the specialist team, based at the Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh, which manages complex aortic aneurysms for the whole of Scotland.

In addition, I have helped implement the use of Endovascular Aneurysm Repair (EVAR) in Edinburgh a newer, less invasive method of treating abdominal aortic aneurysms. My other areas of expertise are in carotid artery surgery, lower limb bypass surgery and the formation of fistulae for haemodialysis access.

I play a leading role in the education of junior surgeons, running both practical and online vascular surgical courses.

Clinical Interests

Vascular surgery

Minimally invasive varicose vein surgery. Intermittent claudication. Lower limb bypass surgery. Complex aortic aneurysmal disease. Vascular access for haemodialysis. Carotid artery disease.

Private contact details

Telephone 0131 316 2530
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Qualification and professional memberships

Professional memberships

Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh

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Current NHS posts

Consultant Vascular Surgeon, Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh
Honorary Senior Clinical Lecturer, University of Edinburgh

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Personal Profile

Away from work, I keep busy with running, cycling and my children.

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