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About

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.

Services

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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.

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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. 

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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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Contact

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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