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Professor Ian Loftus

Professor Ian Loftus

Professor of Vascular Surgery
BSc MB CHB FRCS MD

Practising at

Spire St Anthony's Hospital

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Treatment information

Some of the principal treatments carried out by Professor Ian Loftus at Spire include:

Vascular surgery

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Professional profile

I was appointed as a Consultant at St George's Hospital 12 years ago to help develop the endovascular and clinical research programme. St George's Vascular Institute now has a worldwide reputation for endovascular procedures, is one of the busiest aneurysm centres in the UK and has produced some of the best clinical outcomes in terms of operative mortality, complications and length of stay. We have pioneered a number of vascular therapies and run a number of clinical trials in endovascular techniques, including the modern management of varicose veins. I became Professor of vascular surgery in 2014 and run a clinical research uni, with involvement in a number of international clinical trials.

I specialise in modern 'endovascular' (keyhole) therapies for vascular disease, in particular aortic aneurysms and varicose veins. I also have developed over the last 10 years a specialist interest in the management of thoracic outlet syndrome and popliteal entrapment syndrome, with close links to Headley Court Defence Medical Rehabilitation Centre in Surrey.

To date I have performed over 100 aortic aneurysm procedures (in the top 5 surgeons in the UK for volume and outcomes) and over 1000 minimally invasive varicose vein treatments.

I was appointed Chair of the Audit and Quality Improvement Committee of the Vascular Society of Great Britain in 2013. I am responsible for the national publication of outcomes in vascular surgery, the development and running of the National Vascular Registry, working closely with the Healthcare Quality Improvement Partnership(HQIP). I have been on the National Vascular Lead for Revalidation, on the Joint National Revalidation Committee. I sat on the Department of Health Working Party into peri-operative care, the Department of Health National Physiological Diagnostics Advisory Board and I am the regional National Aneurysm Screening Lead. Locally I was Care Group Lead in Vascular SUrgery until 2012 and have directed the South West London And East Surrey Aneurysm Screening Programme since successfully bidding to run the programme in the first wave of national roll-out in 2009. In 2015 I became President of the British Society of Endovascular Therapy.


Clinical Interests

Vascular surgery


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Qualification and professional memberships

MB CHB / University of Leicester / 1992
Bachelor of Medicine Bachelor of Chirurgery


Professional memberships

British Medical Association
Vascular Society of Great Britain
European Society of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery
British Society of Endovascular Therapy


Professional leadership

Past President of the British Society of Endovascular Therapy
Chair of the UK Vascular Society Audit and Quality Improvement Committee
Regional Director National Aneurysm Screening Programme

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Current NHS posts

St George's Hospital Foundation Trust
St George's University of London 

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Personal Profile

I have a passion for skiing and cycling and enjoy nothing more than time in the mountains with my wife and daughter. 

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Private contact details

Telephone Insured: 020 8335 4678/9 or Self-Pay: 020 8335 4646
Website http://www.lvvp.co.uk