Mrs Phillipa Burns

Mrs Phillipa Burns

Consultant Vascular surgeon

Specialises in

  • Minimally invasive varicose vein surgery
  • Lower limb bypass surgery
  • Carotid artery disease
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Practising at

Clinic times:
Monday: 9am - 11am (Beechwood)

An initial consultation with Mrs Phillipa Burns is from £140.

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Treatment information

Some of the principal treatments carried out by Mrs Phillipa Burns at Spire include:

Other treatments

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

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.

General Medical Council Number: C7658129

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Additional information

Clinical interests

Vascular surgery

Special clinical interests: Minimally invasive varicose vein surgery; intermittent claudication; lower limb bypass surgery; complex aortic aneurysmal disease; vascular access for haemodialysis; carotid artery disease.

Qualification and professional memberships

Current NHS posts

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

Personal profile

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

Contact information

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