Professor Bruce Campbell, MS, FRCP, FRCS
Consultant Vascular Surgeon
“My approach to varicose veins is, first and foremost, to talk to people about them. I always explore people’s concerns and fears. Many people just want a good explanation and reassurance. If they would like treatment then I will talk in detail about the pros and cons of different treatments, on an individual basis.
I offer cosmetic microsclerotherapy treatment for thread veins, in addition to a full range of treatments for varicose veins – cyanoacrylate glue treatment, endothermal ablation (both laser and radiofrequency), foam sclerotherapy, and surgery.”
Professor Bruce Campbell has been a Consultant Vascular Surgeon in Exeter since 1986. He is particularly well known for his work on varicose veins and has been a leader of major research studies on new treatments for varicose veins; how varicose veins affect people; and problems associated with varicose veins (ulcers, thrombosis, phlebitis). He is author of the book “Understanding Varicose Veins” (Family Doctor Publications) which has been reprinted several times.
Bruce Campbell is well known nationally and internationally for his publications and lecturing on vascular surgery. He has played leading roles in the Vascular Society of Great Britain and Ireland. In addition, he has chaired two of the main Advisory Committees at NICE (the National Institute of Health and Care Excellence) for many years, producing NICE guidance on over five hundred interventional procedures of all kinds, and also NICE guidance on Medical Technologies (medical devices and diagnostic tests). He was involved for several years in chairing the selection of treatments which should receive research funding from the NHS and he is now a Non-Executive Director of the MHRA (Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency).