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Last updated: 13 Aug 2020
- Vascular surgery
Mr Rob Windhaber
MBBCh, MSc (oxon), MD, FRCS (Gen-Surg)
CCT Consultant Vascular & Endovascular Surgeon
NHS Practice: Royal Cornwall Hospital, Treliske, Truro
Private Practice: Duchy Hospital, Truro
Full GMC Registration: 4540162
Clinical Practice and Training:
Mr Windhaber is a Consultant Vascular and Endovascular Surgeon with over 15 years of experience in the minimally invasive treatment of Varicose Veins. He was appointed as a Consultant in October 2011 in Dorset. In 2013 he was invited to set up a Vascular and Endovascular Service from scratch in the Cayman Islands. In 2016 he returned to the UK to take up a post as a Consultant Vascular Surgeon in the Royal Cornwall Hospital. In March 2017 he became Specialty Director for Vascular Surgery.
Mr Windhaber undertook his undergraduate training at the University of Wales College of Medicine graduating in 1998 (MBBCh). His basic surgical training was undertaken in the South West region, during this time he spent a year at the University of Oxford teaching Anatomy and researching his MSc in the Department of Physiology/ Trinity College. Mr Windhaber was awarded Doctor of Medicine (MD) at the University of Bristol researching Aortic Aneurysms before undertaking his Higher Surgical Training in the Wessex Region. In 2009 he was awarded Fellowship of the Royal College of Surgeons of England in 2009 (FRCS Gen Surg – sub specialty vascular).
Mr Windhaber’s clinical practice is focussed on quality and safety and he has a proven track record of clinical leadership and strengthening clinical governance both within the NHS and overseas. Mr Windhaber is qualified as a trainer and educational supervisor and regularly lectures on governance and consent.
Mr Windhaber has published a number of peer reviewed papers in the surgical literature and presented his work, regionally, nationally and internationally. Mr Windhaber participated in in numerous multi-center research trials including BASIL, IMPROVE and GALA and was the lead researcher and trial coordinator for the AAA Mesh Repair Trial.
Rob Windhaber’s Clinical intersts include:
Rob Windhaber specializes in the minimally invasive treatment of Varicose Veins under local anaesthetic (including CEAP 1-6).
Mr Windhaber can offer the full range of currently available therapies including:
Endovenous Laser Therapy – EVLT (using latest 1470nm radial firing neoLaser™)
Radiofrequency Ablation (VNUS Closurefast™/ Venefit™, VeinClear™)
Bioadhesive closure using Cyanoacrylate (Sapheon® Glue)
Mechano-chemical Ablation (ClariVein®)
Ultrasound guided foam sclerotherapy (Fibrovein/ Polidocanol)
Microsclerotherapy for thread veins (also known as spider veins/ blue veins/ telangectasia)
Tuesday/ Thursday AM
Other times available on request
Secretary email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Secretary Phone: 01726 932232
All private vascular referrals for Mr Windhaber can be
sent via to his secretary on the above e-mail or via the Ramsay Online Private Referral Portal.
Patients are able to book direct into Mr Windhaber’s clinics via the above e-mail and telephone numbers. Self funding patients do not need a referral from a GP, however insured patients do need a referral and pre-authorisation from their insurance company. Mr Windhaber follows all the insurers schedule of fees so that patients can be confident that their treatment is fully covered.
Areas of interest
I treat patients over the age of 18 years;
I specialise in the following conditions;
Varicose Veins; thread veins; spider veins; blue veins; reticular veins;
I use the following diagnostic modalities:
Clinical Photography; Ultrasound Duplex Scanning;
I use the following treatment modalities:
EVLT; Endovenous Laser Therapy; Radiofrequency Ablation; RFA; VNUS; Veinclear; Venefit; Sclerotherapy; Micro-sclerotherapy; Ultrasound Guided Foam Sclerotherapy; UGFS; Medical superglue; Cyanoacrylate Glue; Sapheon; Mechanochemical Ablation; Clarivein; Phlebectomy and Micro-phlebectomy.
Current NHS consultant posts held
Consultant Vascular Surgeon
Royal Cornwall Hospital NHS Trust
“Complications In Patients From Other Specialties”. Windhaber RAJ, Parvin. Book chapter in “Complications in Vascular and Endovascular Surgery: How to get out of trouble!". ISBN-10: 190337880X. Editors: Earnshaw JJ, Wyatt MG.
“Foot complications in patients with diabetes”. Shearman CP, Windhaber RA. Surgery. 2010, 28(6): 288-292.
“Randomized Clinical Trial Of Mesh Versus Sutured Wound Closure After Open Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Surgery”, Bevis PM, Windhaber RA, Lear PA, Poskitt KR, Earnshaw JJ, Mitchell DC. Br J Surg. 2010; 97(10):1497-502.
“The Relationship Between Cytokine Concentrations And Wound Healing In Chronic Venous Ulceration”. Gohel MS, Windhaber RAJ, Tarlton JF, Whyman MR, Poskitt KR. J. Vasc Surg. 2008; 48(5):1272-1277.
“Functional Characterisation Of Glucose Transport In Bovine Articular Chondrocytes." Windhaber RAJ, Wilkins RJ, Meredith D. Pflugers Arch. 2003; 446(5): 572-7.
“Blood Patch Treatment Of Chylothorax Following Transthoracic Oesophagogastrectomy: A Novel Technique To Aid Surgical Management”. Windhaber RA, Holbrook AG, Krysztopik RJ. Ann RCS Eng. 2010 May; 92(4): 10-1.
Courses offered to GPs
I am happy to provide talks and training about any element of venous or vascular practice on request.
Outcomes (checked and approved by medical professional body)
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- MSc Trinity College, Oxford 2001
- MBBCh University of Wales College of Medicine 1998
- MRCS Eng Royal College of Surgeons of England 2005
- MD University of Bristol 2009
- FRCS Eng Royal College of Surgeons of England 2009
- CCT General Surgery (Sub Specialty Vascular) Intercollegiate Specialty Board 2011
Reference number 4540162
Details of entry to specialist register
- GMC Entry Onto Specialist Register, 2011
Affiliations / memberships
Royal College of Surgeons of England
British Association of Sclerotherapists
Post treatment communication
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