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Mr Ken Woodburn - Vascular Surgery

Mr Ken Woodburn is a Consultant Vascular Surgeon in Truro, Cornwall with a special interest in varicose veins

Based at: Duchy Hospital | Get directions | Go to hospital website

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Clinical interests

Mr Woodburn introduced minimally-invasive varicose vein treatments to the Duchy Hospital 12 years ago, and has undertaken over 2500 keyhole vein treatments since then. He specialises in the treatment of primary, recurrent, and complex varicose veins. He is one of the UKs most experienced endovenous surgeons, and carries out all the keyhole treatments currently recognised by the National Institute of Health and Clinical Excellence (N.I.C.E). He also treats thread (spider) veins with injection microsclerotherapy and laser sclerotherapy. In addition to his interests in venous disease Mr Woodburn undertakes medical reports and clinical examinations in a number of arterial conditions. He regularly teaches and contributes to a number of national and international conferences on arterial and venous disease.

Academic background

MBChB Edinburgh 1985

MD Edinburgh 1994

FRCSG(gen) 1996

Mr Woodburn left NHS practice in 2017 to pursue his interest in minimally-invasive varicose vein treatments. Prior to that he spent 20 years as a Consultant Vascular and Endovascular Surgeon at the Royal Cornwall Hospitals Trust, where he set up a dedicated NHS vascular unit for Cornwall, and developed services for the minimally-invasive treatment of aortic aneurysms and varicose veins. He also held a number of clinical managerial posts in audit and governance, and was the Surgical Division Director from 2008-2011. He is the chairman of the Duchy Hospital Medical Advisory Committee, and also sits on the hospital Governance committee.

Professional Memberships

Member of the Vascular Society of Great Britain and Ireland

Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow

Clinic Times

Monday (9am - 1pm) & Tuesday (3pm - 7pm)