Mr Bruce Braithwaite

Mr Bruce Braithwaite

Consultant Vascular Surgeon
MChir, MB, MA, FRCS (Eng), FRCS (Gen Surg)

Practising at

Spire Nottingham Hospital

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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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Professional profile

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.

Clinical Interests

Vascular surgery

Treatment of post thrombotic syndrome following a DVT

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Qualification and professional memberships

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

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Current NHS posts

Nottingham University Hospitals

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Financial Interests

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

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Private contact details

Telephone For appointment at Spire Nottingham Hospital 0115 937 7735