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- Vascular surgery
Martin Claridge qualified from University College London Medical School in 1996 and after completing a higher degree (MD) in early markers of vascular disease from Birmingham University, he trained solely in vascular and endovascular surgery during specialist surgical training, being admitted as a Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons in 2009. During this time he was elected President of the Rouleaux Club, representing the interests of vascular trainees in the UK.
He completed a year of further specialised training in endovascular (keyhole) surgery in Queensland Australia, gaining expertise in endovascular aneurysm repair and percutaneous management of patients with peripheral arterial disease using angioplasty and stenting. He was awarded a travelling fellowship from the Circulation Foundation in recognition of this extra training that was not available in the UK and won the Atrium Prize from the Australian Society for Vascular Surgery during his time in Australia.
Martin was appointed as a Consultant Vascular & Endovascular Surgeon at Heart of England Hospitals in 2011 on his return to the UK.
Practising exclusively as a vascular specialist, he provides treatment to patients with arterial and venous disease using both traditional open vascular surgery and endovascular (keyhole) surgery. Martin is able to offer the full range of treatment options to a patient with vascular disease. Martin offers ultrasound guided foam sclerotherapy, radiofrequency ablation (similar to laser) and traditional superficial venous surgery to treat varicose veins and to promote healing of leg ulcers, with a one stop clinic using ultrasound available for these patients.He also offers endovascular aneurysm repair (EVAR) for treatment of aortic aneurysms, together with open abdominal aortic aneurysm repair. He has an interest in the management of leg pain and claudication and is able to offer angioplasty, stenting and bypass together with non-invasive conservative management to treat this.
Martin Claridge is a Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons and is on the specialist register of the General Medical Council. Recently appointed Educational Lead for Vascular Surgery in the West Midlands, Martin teaches regularly on national courses. He is also an Honorary Senior Lecturer at Birmingham University and a member of the Vascular Society of Great Britain & Ireland (VSGBI) and the British Society of Endovascular Therapy.
Areas of interest
Varicose veins; Foam sclerotherapy; Radio frequency Ablation; Endovenous Laser Therapy; Varicose Vein Surgery; Leg pain; Angioplasty; Endovascular Aneurysm Repair; Aortic Aneurysms; Leg ulcers;
Current NHS consultant posts held
Consultant Vascular and Endovascular Surgeon at Heart of England Hospitals, Birmingham, UK.
Arterial Wall Stiffness
Circulation Fellowship Grant
Atrium Presentation Prize
Clinical Excellence Award
- MBBS London 1996
- MRCS Royal College Surgeons 2001
- FRCS Royal College Surgeons 2009
- MD Birmingham University 2010
Reference number 4308678
Details of entry to specialist register
- Vascular Surgery, 2010
Post treatment communication
Following treatment of a Bupa member, I will communicate with GPs in line with Department of Health, GMC and appropriate professional bodies guidelines.