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I did my surgical training based in Edinburgh. This included a two year period doing research into peripheral arterial disease, and a year’s 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.


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Varicose Veins

Varicose veins are dilated, tortuous veins in the legs, just under the skin. They are very common, being more common after pregnancy in women.


Thoracic and Thoraco-abdominal Aortic Aneurysms

The most common site of arterial swelling (aneurysm) in the body is in the abdomen (tummy).

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Carotid Artery Disease

The carotid arteries are positioned, one on each side near the front of the neck, and are an important blood supply for the brain. 


Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm (AAA)

An aneurysm is simply a swollen artery, and can occur almost in any anywhere in the body.  The most common site for them to occur is in the abdominal aorta – which is the large artery in the abdomen (tummy).  

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Peripheral Arterial Disease


When atherosclerosis (hardening of the arteries) affects the arteries supplying the legs, it can give rise to a number of symptoms. 

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Before & After Radiofrequency Ablation


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Mrs Phillipa Burns

Department of Vascular Surgery
Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh
Little France
Edinburgh, EH16 4SA

Spire Murrayfield Hospital

122 Corstorphine Road
Edinburgh, EH12 6UD

0131 316 2530

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