As part of our care to you we can now also include the treatment of varicose veins and thread veins under the expert care of Mr Zahid Raza MB ChB (Dundee), FRCS(Ed), FRCS (Gen) Consultant Vascular Surgeon & Honorary Clinical Senior Lecturer.
Mr Raza was born in Yorkshire and brought up in West Lothian. He read Medicine at the University of Dundee, qualifying in 1990.
Prior to his appointment as Vascular Consultant in 2002 he spent a six month period at Hull Royal Infirmary Vascular Unit.
His Basic Surgical Training and MD research was carried out in Dundee until coming to Edinburgh in 1997 for Higher Surgical Training.
At this time Mr Raza has a heavy commitment in training and education. He lectures to medical students and helps in the training of future surgeons. His practice is purely vascular and he manages all elective and emergency vascular referrals within the Edinburgh catchment area.
He also formally lectures to Queen Margaret University MSc Diabetes on Vascular Disease.
“My NHS and private work is purely vascular. This includes arterial reconstruction and venous surgery work. My special interests include varicose veins, renal access (fistulas) under local anaesthesia and major arterial work including distal bypass for limb salvage. I have had extensive training in vascular surgery at Dundee, Edinburgh and Hull prior to my current consultant appointment at the New Royal Infirmary, Edinburgh. Apart from operating on and assessing vascular patients I actively participate in research and audit of vascular surgery.”
For patients wishing to be seen by Mr Raza, you will first need to make an appointment for a consultation with him. Following this consultation, Mr Raza will advise you about the most appropriate treatment, what the procedure will involve and costs will also be outlined at this time. Varicose and thread veins are very commonly treated with either Microsclerotherapy or Foam Sclerotherapy. If your condition requires a surgical procedure, this will be carried out in a hospital setting.
The cost of the initial consultation is £180.
0131 447 2642