Mr Bruce Braithwaite

Mr Bruce Braithwaite

MChir MA MB FRCS ( England) FRCS ( Intercollegiate)

Vascular Surgery

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3 specialists

33 years of experience
21 years as a specialist

Overall Rating

Overall Experience

4.98

Bedside Manner

4.98

Explanation

4.98

Top feedback

“Brilliant, explained it in a way that was easy for me to understand, so I now feel more comfortable about what's happened and moving forward. “
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Languages spoken

  • English
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Registered with

  • General Medical Council: 3389911
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    Consultation fees

    New appointment: £180

    Follow-up appointment: £90

    Practices worked at

    The Harley Street Clinic

    35 Weymouth Street, london, United Kingdom, W1G
    963 reviews

    Specialist's working hours

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    11:00 - 13:00
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    About

    Bruce Braithwaite is a Senior and experienced consultant Vascular and endovascular Surgeon.

    He trained in Cambridge, London, Oxford and the USA and has been a Consultant Vascular Surgeon since 2000. He has over 29 years experience in the treatment of varicose veins and other vascular conditions. He has worked in NHS and private settings and is the founder of Veincare.

    He is an expert in Local anaesthetic, walk-in walk out treatments for people with varicose veins.  Mr Braithwaite aims to treat all the varicose veins in one session, so people seldom have to return for a further procedure. He can also provide the same service for people who wish, or need, to have their treatments under General anaesthetic or sedation as a day case or overnight stay.

    In the past 10 years Mr Braithwaite has treated over three thousand private patients with varicose veins and other vascular conditions. This is in addition to many more in his NHS job where he set up the Venous service in Europe’s largest day case facility: the Circle Treatment Centre.

    Mr Braithwaite’s has a 5-star patient feedback rating published by Doctify and more feedback can be viewed at www.veincare.net  and twitter @veincareclinics.

    Mr Braithwaite is an international expert in treating Varicose Veins and other vascular conditions. His research work has been used by NICE to guide the best treatments for both Private and NHS patients.

    Mr Braithwaite’s advice is often sought by other consultants,  who want to know how to treat people with varicose veins and deep venous disease.

    He has treated many of his medical colleagues, who have sought his opinion, because of his reputation for giving a sound opinion and only advising a procedure is done, when it is necessary, and based on the best evidence.

    A pioneer of research into varicose vein treatment, Mr Braithwaite led the team that introduced the Olympus RFiTT keyhole technique. He also enjoys other roles including Council Member of the Venous Forum of the Royal Society of Medicine; Clinical Lead for the Cardiac, Vascular and Respiratory Department at Circle Healthcare, Nottingham and Founder Member of the International Society for Vascular Surgery.

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    Procedures

    • Foam Sclerotherapy
    • Angioplasty
    • Bypass Surgery for Blocked Arteries
    • Varicose Veins Surgery
    • Video Consultation
    • Carotid Endarterectomy
    • Carotid Surgery for Stroke Prevention
    • Diabetic Foot Care
    • Endoscopic Vein Surgery
    • Endovascular Stent Graft
    • Endovenous Laser Ablation (EVLA)
    • Endovenous Radiofrequency Ablation
    • Keyhole Endovascular Aneurysm Repair
    • Microsclerotherapy for Thread Veins
    • Pelvic Vein Embolisation
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    Special interests

    • Varicose Veins
    • Painful Legs
    • Claudication
    • Thread Veins
    • Peripheral Arterial Disease
    • Lymphoedema
    • Swollen Legs
    • Abdominal Aneurysm
    • Aortic Aneurysms
    • Aortic Dissection
    • Aorto-iliac Disease
    • Arm Artery Disease
    • Carotid Artery Disease
    • Chronic Venous Insufficiency
    • Leg Ulcers
    • Mesenteric Ischemia
    • Pelvic Congestion Syndrome
    • Peripheral Aneurysm
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    Education

    Memberships:

    Royal Society of Medicine ( Former Council Member of Venous Forum)

    Royal College of Surgeons of England

    Vascular Society of Great Britain and Ireland ( Former council Member)

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    Reviews

    4.98 Overall Patient Trust rating
    Overall Experience
    4.98
    Bedside Manner
    4.98
    Explanation
    4.98
    Varicose Veins
    78/165
    Painful Legs
    10/165
    Foam Sclerotherapy
    8/165
    Claudication
    7/165
    Thread Veins
    7/165
    Peripheral Arterial Disease
    5/165
    Lymphoedema
    4/165
    Swollen Legs
    4/165
    Vascular Surgery
    4/165
    Angioplasty
    3/165
    Bypass Surgery for Blocked Arteries
    3/165
    Varicose Veins Surgery
    2/165
    Video Consultation
    2/165
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    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Brilliant, explained it in a way that was easy for me to understand, so I now feel more comfortable about what's happened and moving forward.
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    Overall Experience
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Mr Braithwaite made me feel relaxed and confident he could deal with my condition
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    Overall Experience
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
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    (5/5)
    Excellent knowledge, care, and treatment. Highly recommend Mr Braithwaite and his team.
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    Overall Experience
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Mr Bruce Braithwaite is a brilliant doctor, very attentive, explains everything well. An excellent doctor, he helped me a lot. I would recommend him to anyone.
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    Overall Experience
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Very nice and caring doctor.
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    Overall Experience
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    very pleasant manner took time to explain everything made me feel at ease left fully understanding what I had tests for and results
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    Overall Experience
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Very good he explained everything I needed to know
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    Overall Experience
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    I found Mr Braithwaite to be very pleasant and easy to talk to. He answered all my queries clearly and explained my options in a way that I could understand. He is very approachable, and put my mind at rest in respect to any concerns I had. He instilled confidence in me and I was happy to go ahead with the procedure. This went ahead very smoothly, he put me at ease and I was very pleased that Mr Braithwaite was my consultant.
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    Overall Experience
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    The experience with Mr Braithwaite was very reassuring In every way ,and his secretary was very pleasant and helpful
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    Overall Experience
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    A very professional man but with a very warm manner that takes the edge off any doubts you may have . Thanks to him I knew exactly what was going to happen and knowing he was doing my surgey put me at ease.
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    Peer recommendations

    Recommended by 3 doctors for:
    3

    Vascular Surgery

    Professor Alun Davies
    Professor Alun Davies
    General Surgery, Vascular Surgery

    22-04-2021

    Great doctor to refer for vascular intervention

    For specialty: Vascular Surgery
    For conditions: Pelvic Congestion Syndrome, Leg Ulcers, Painful Legs, Thread Veins, Swollen Legs, Aortic Dissection, Aortic Aneurysms, Thoracic Outlet Syndrome, Varicose Veins, Carotid Artery Disease, Thoracic Aortic Aneurysm, Aortic Tumours, Chronic Venous Insufficiency, Reno-Vascular Conditions, Peripheral Aneurysm, Lymphoedema, Peripheral Arterial Disease, Mesenteric Ischemia, Aorto-iliac Disease, Claudication, Arm Artery Disease, Abdominal Aneurysm, Critical Leg Ischaemia, Swollen Feet & Ankles, Deep Vein Thrombosis (Blood Clot), Ischaemia
    For procedures: Video Consultation, Pelvic Vein Embolisation, Bypass Surgery for Blocked Arteries, Endovenous Laser Ablation (EVLA), Microsclerotherapy for Thread Veins, Foam Sclerotherapy, Endovenous Radiofrequency Ablation, Varicose Veins Surgery, Hyperhidrosis (Excessive Sweating) Treatments, Carotid Endarterectomy, Endoscopic Vein Surgery, Endovascular Stent Graft, Angioplasty, Carotid Surgery for Stroke Prevention, Diabetic Foot Care, Keyhole Endovascular Aneurysm Repair
    Connection: Is a colleague
    Mr Said Abisi
    Mr Said Abisi
    Vascular Surgery, General Surgery

    03-03-2021

    For specialty: Vascular Surgery
    For procedures: Bypass Surgery for Blocked Arteries, Foam Sclerotherapy, Endovenous Radiofrequency Ablation, Varicose Veins Surgery, Carotid Endarterectomy, Endovascular Stent Graft
    Connection: Is a colleague
    Mr Ian Beckingham
    Mr Ian Beckingham
    General Surgery

    14-08-2020

    Excellent Surgeon - the Surgeon to see for Varicose Veins in Nottingham

    For specialty: Vascular Surgery
    For conditions: Painful Legs, Thread Veins, Swollen Legs, Aortic Aneurysms, Varicose Veins
    For procedures: Video Consultation, Bypass Surgery for Blocked Arteries, Microsclerotherapy for Thread Veins, Foam Sclerotherapy, Endovenous Radiofrequency Ablation, Varicose Veins Surgery
    Connection: Is a colleague

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