Venous Specialists

Expert and Effective Care

The UK’s dedicated private clinic for the

treatment of circulatory and vascular disorders, especially problem veins

We are experts in disorders of the circulatory system including arteries, veins and lymphatics.  We use the most up-to-date techniques and state of the art equipment to achieve the best possible results for circulatory problems.

radio frequency ablation

VNUS ClosureFAST or VeinClear

Endovenous Laser Ablation



Ultrasound guided foam


We are vascular experts who specialist in

vein problems

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State of the art treatment for problem veins

Faulty veins can take many forms, from life threatening thromboses to cosmetic surface veins.  We are vascular specialists and experts in circulatory disorders.  We use the most up-to-date techniques and state of the art equipment to treat vein disorders of all kinds. 

treatment options for varicose veins

Ian Franklin participates in a discussion about varicose veins on BBC Radio 4’s Women’s Hour with Jenni Murray and a patient.

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Dedicated to providing the best possible results for vein disorders

The London Vascular Clinic team are all specialists in disorders of the circulation.  Our background, training and long experience in general vascular surgery provide the foundation for our specialty focus today in treating disorders affecting the venous system.

before & after


the vision

from the beginning

Ian Franklin is a senior and experienced vascular surgeon. In 2013, after 23 years of full time NHS service he became a full-time venous specialist. He now leads a team that dedicates itself to providing the best possible treatment for patients affected by venous problems of all kinds.

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President of the

Royal Society Medicine Venous Forum

Ian Franklin BW

where we work

We are happy to see you at any of these top London hospitals. 

Online consultations also available.

The Lister Hospital

Chealsea Bridge Road, London SW1W 8RH

King Edward VII Hospital

Beaumont Street, London W1G 6AA
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Video Consultation

Online Consultation also available

expert &
effective care

with over 30 years of experience

What People Say About Us

Client Testimonials

meet our

expert team

Mr Ian Franklin

Consultant Vascular Surgeon
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Angela Williams

Vascular Nurse Specialist
Angela Williams RN MSc is a Vascular Nurse Specialist at the Cadogan Clinic providing expert laser therapy to patients with thread veins on legs and face and managing wounds, ulcers and swelling of the lower legs.

Hema Rao

vascular scientist
With over 20 years experience in diagnostic vascular ultrasound working within renowned vascular centres within the NHS and private sector. I am able to provide a substantial skill in the diagnosis of vascular disease using ultrasound.

How can we help you?

three steps to deal with your problem veins


Arranging your consultation

To book your appointment simply contact us by phone, email, Whatsapp or the contact form below.  We offer consultations every weekday and you have a choice of three locations and morning, afternoon, and evening appointments.  Circulatory problems usually require assessment with a duplex scan (doppler-ultrasound), a special from of ultrasound which provides detailed anatomical and functional information on blood vessels.  We can provide this at the time of your first visit to see us.  When you book our team will ask you some details of the problem so the appropriate scan can be scheduled for you. 


The consultation

When you arrive, you will be greeted by the reception team and taken for your duplex scan by an experienced vascular scientist.  This is completely painless.  The scan is performed in a slightly darkened room with you standing on a special footstool next to the examination couch.  As part of the process your calf muscle is squeezed to stimulate blood flow through your veins.  The scan usually takes between 25-60 minutes depending on the complexity of the problem.

After the scan you will see Mr Franklin to discuss all your concerns and symptoms and have a physical examination.  We will then analyse your scan and decide on the treatment options that are available to you.  We allow plenty of time for discussion and will make sure all your questions are answered.


The treatment

The treatment you might require obviously depends on the nature of the problem.  Some circulatory disorders require complex interventions.  Others are more straightforward.

Treatment for superficial vein problems commonly takes two stages.  First it is necessary to correct the main structural problem.  The method chosen depends on the shape and size of the problem vein.  This part of the treatment is often covered by private health insurance.  Once the underlying structural problem is dealt with the surface cosmetic veins can be treated.  This usually requires a combination of sclerotherapy and laser treatment to achieve the desired aesthetic result.