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

4.97

Bedside Manner

4.98

Explanation

4.97

Top feedback

“Very patient. Informative, relaxed manner. Makes one at ease. Explained everything very well. Charming. I Should have explained Metformin500 mg. modified - released tablets. I am prescribed 2 am +2 pm. I have only been able to tolerate 1am+2pm was light headed, felt sick “
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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
    754 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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    Medical procedures

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

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

    4.97 Overall Patient Trust rating
    Overall Experience
    Explanation
    Bedside Manner
    Varicose Veins
    62/136
    Varicose veins surgery
    33/136
    Claudication
    7/136
    Painful Legs
    6/136
    painful legs
    6/136
    Laser Varicose Vein Treatment (ELVA)
    5/136
    Lymphoedema
    4/136
    Vascular Surgery
    4/136
    Angioplasty
    3/136
    Foam Sclerotherapy
    3/136
    Peripheral Arterial Disease
    3/136
    Swollen Legs
    3/136
    Thread Veins
    3/136
    foam sclerotherapy
    3/136
    leg ulcers
    3/136
    swollen legs
    3/136
    Sclerotherapy
    2/136
    Angioedema (Swelling)
    1/136
    Aortic aneurysms
    1/136
    Atherosclerosis
    1/136
    Bypass Surgery for Blocked Arteries
    1/136
    Calcification of arteries
    1/136
    Cardiovascular disease
    1/136
    Carotid Artery Disease
    1/136
    Cysts
    1/136
    Deep Vein Thrombosis (Blood Clot)
    1/136
    Duplex scan required to measure blood flow
    1/136
    Haemotoma
    1/136
    Hernia
    1/136
    Inguinal Hernia
    1/136
    Lymphedema
    1/136
    Microsclerotherapy for thread veins
    1/136
    Oedema (Swelling)
    1/136
    Sclerotherapy (treat prominent blood vessels)
    1/136
    Septoma
    1/136
    Varicose Vein Treatment
    1/136
    Varicose Veins Surgery
    1/136
    Vascular scan on carotid arteries
    1/136
    Venous Insufficiency
    1/136
    Video Consultation
    1/136
    havs
    1/136
    leg ulcers, swollen legs
    1/136
    mechanical debridement
    1/136
    post thrombotic assesment
    1/136
    tread veins
    1/136
    varicose vein and microsclerotherapy treatment
    1/136
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    Sort by:
    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Painful Legs
    Very patient. Informative, relaxed manner. Makes one at ease. Explained everything very well. Charming. I Should have explained Metformin500 mg. modified - released tablets. I am prescribed 2 am +2 pm. I have only been able to tolerate 1am+2pm was light headed, felt sick
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (4/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Angioplasty
    Appreciated his honest approach. Felt very comfortable with discussions.
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Varicose Veins Foam Sclerotherapy Thread Veins
    Mr Braithwaite was friendly open explained procedures and forward planning very well listened and answered questions
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Atherosclerosis
    Very professional, friendly and as ever, able to explain technical detail in everyday language. I love his analogies.
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Varicose Veins Foam Sclerotherapy
    Mr Braithwaite is friendly and professional, he always gives a clear explanation of the procedure taking place, answers any questions and the procedure itself is efficiently carried out. I chose Mr Braithwaite following a recommendation and would certainly endorse that recommendation to others.
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Varicose Veins
    Very nice gentleman makes you feel At ease… been going to him for a number of years now does a brilliant job
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Varicose Veins
    Felt at ease, all my questions answered.
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Angioplasty
    Mr Braithwaite was very concise with his explanation of the next steps for my mother's enquiry
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Varicose Veins
    Very Professional, explained thoroughly and couldn't have asked for a better Dr
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Varicose Veins
    Excellent explanation of treatment and outcome.
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    Other Reviews

    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 Embolization, 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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