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- Vascular surgery
My philosophy in treating patients is simple – I aim to treat them, as I would like to be treated! I explain to patients in clear and simple language, usually with the help of diagram, and offer them treatments that are effective, durable and usually delivered in one session.
I have been a Consultant Vascular Surgeon for nearly 15 years.
I introduced the one-stop assessment clinic for varicose veins and the minimally-invasive, local anaesthetic management of varicose veins, to the wider population of the South of River Mersey, over 12 years ago. I routinely offer a one-session treatment for even complicated varicose veins.
I do not adopt new techniques as soon as they are introduced as I have seen some of these new techniques fade away as quickly as they were seen, with patients faring a bit worse off subsequently. However, once there is clear evidence that a technique is effective, I include them in the range of methods that I offer to patients.
I have been the Clinical Lead for Vascular Surgery on the Wirral and was also the Clinical Director for Vascular Surgery for the South Mersey Arterial Centre. I have introduced numerous advances in the field of Vascular Access surgery (surgery for patients with severe kidney failure requiring dialysis) and I am the Lead for this service. I have presented nationally and internationally in this field.
I am also a trained Coach and an Appraiser of colleagues.
I enjoy life outside medicine. I have represented my University in Cricket, being a wicket-keeper and an opening batsman. I had to reluctantly accept that my reflexes are not as good as they had been, evidenced by the scars and injuries to the fingers! I have now taken to cycling and has been forced to embrace the MAMIL (Middle Age Men In Lyrca) tag! I am a keen photographer and enjoy manipulating the images in Lightroom. I am also a keen woodworker and hide away in the garage when time permits. All my fingers are intact – so far!
Areas of interest
Modern management of Varicose veins, including Endovenous Laser Ablation and Clarivein Ablation, Foam Sclerotherapy, Modern and effective management of poor circulation to limbs, Hernias, inguinal hernia; leg pain; painful varicose veins; varicose veins
- Gillian Bainbridge
- North Alton 20 Rose Mount Prenton CH43 5SW
- 0151 651 0054
- 0151 604 7054
Anaesthetists worked with
- Dr Prashast Prashast Fee Assured
Reference number 3608281
- Spire Murrayfield Hospital Wirral, CH61 1AU
- 19:00 - 21:00
- 0151 929 5181
- Spire Yale Hospital, Wrexham Technology Park,...
- 16:00 - 18:00
- 01978 291306
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.
In the event of an urgent query following treatment, Bupa members should use the following contact details
Spire Murrayfield Hospital 0151 648 7000
Spire Yale Hospital 01978 291306