Mr Stephen Kettlewell

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  • Vascular surgery

About me

Mr Kettlewell is a Consultant Vascular Surgeon with a special interest in minimally invasive varicose veins treatments including ultrasound guided foam sclerotherapy (UGFS), EndoVenous Laser Ablation (Therapy) EVLA / EVLT, RadioFrequency Ablation (RFA) and VenaSeal ("Glue" closure).

He is founder of Glasgow Vein Clinic based at Ross Hall Hospital which has been providing specialist varicose veins treatment since 2007. He also has specialist vein clinics at Carrick Glen Hospital in Ayr, and Kings Park Hospital in Stirling.

He is on the General Medical Council's Specialist's Register (GMC number 4013736).


MB ChB (University of Bristol) 1993
FRCS (Glasgow) 1997
FRCS (Glas)(Gen Surg) Intercollegiate FRCS (general / vascular surgery) 2004

Positions Held:

Founder and Lead Clinician Glasgow Vein Clinic (2007 - present)

Consultant Vascular Surgeon
Hairmyres Hospital, NHS Lanarkshire (2006 - 2019)

Medical Advisory Committee
Ross Hall Hospital (2015 - present)

Lead Clinician for Vascular Surgery NHS Lanarkshire (2011 - 2012, and again since July 2017)

Deputy Clinical Director (General & Vascular Surgery) (2006 - 2011)
NHS Lanarkshire

Vice Chairman
Medical Advisory Committee
Ross Hall Hospital (2009 - 2011)

Consultant Vascular Surgeon
Southern General Hospital
Glasgow (2005 - 2006)

Professional Affiliations

General Medical Council (Specialist Register)
(GMC Number 4013736)

British Medical Association

European Society for Vascular Surgery

Vascular Society of Great Britain and Ireland

British Association of Sclerotherapists

Registered with the Information Commissioner's Office

Areas of interest

Varicose veins; Minimal access / invasive surgery; Vascular surgery; foam sclerotherapy; radiofrequency ablation; RFA; endovenous laser ablation; ELVA / EVLT; VenaSeal;

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Procedures completed

  • L8620

    Ultrasound-guided foam sclerotherapy of varicose veins - unilateral - (5-50)

    BMI Ross Hall Hospital (5-50) BMI Carrick Glen Hospital (1-5)

  • L8542

    Radiofrequency ablation of single venous trunk +/- phlebectomies - unilateral - (1-5)

    BMI Ross Hall Hospital (1-5)

  • L8510

    Ligation/stripping of long or short saphenous vein (including local excision/multiple phlebectomy) - (1-5)

    BMI Ross Hall Hospital (1-5)

  • L8541

    Radiofrequency ablation of more than one venous trunk +/- phlebectomies - bilateral - (1-5)

    BMI Ross Hall Hospital (1-5)

  • L8520

    Ligation/stripping of long or short saphenous vein (including local excision/multiple phlebectomy) - bilateral - (1-5)

    BMI Ross Hall Hospital (1-5)

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