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Varicose veins are a common problem, affecting up to 1 in 3 adults in their lifetime. They are usually a sign of an underlying venous insufficiency.
Thread veins can appear anywhere on the body but are mostly evidenced on the legs and face. They are more common than varicose veins, affecting up to 80% of adults.
Leg ulcers appear as broken skin in the lower leg or feet. We have been successfully treating venous leg ulcers for over 20 years.
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We just do veins and are the most experienced clinic in Europe. We strive to provide patients with the best possible service in a friendly environment.
GMC No: 4066590
NHS Base: North Bristol NHS Trust
Mr Marcus Brooks is a Consultant Vascular Surgeon at North Bristol NHS Trust. He is Clinical Lead for the Bristol Bath Weston Vascular Network. Marcus has extensive experience in the management of both arterial and venous problems using minimally invasive techniques.
He qualified from Cambridge University School of Medicine in 1993 as top of his year in surgery. Following house jobs in Cambridge, A&E at St James’s Hospital Leeds and a teaching role at Oxford University he was appointed to the St Mary’s Hospital London Basic Surgical Training program in 1995. In 1998, following award of the FRCS (with award of the ASGBI prize for the highest mark) he joined Professor Nicholas Cheshire and Professor Ara Darzi at Imperial College for two years of clinical research studying organ dysfunction following complex aortic surgery. This research resulted in the award of a MD from the University of London.
In 2000 he was appointed a Specialist Registrar on the West London Higher Surgical Training Program; spending three years in General Surgery before specialising in Vascular Surgery at St Mary’s, Charing Cross and St George’s Hospitals. In 2006 the award of the Peter Clifford and Moynihan Travelling Fellowships enabled him to spend time in Sweden and Australia developing vascular and endovascular experience.
In September 2007 he took up a post as Consultant Vascular Surgeon at University Hospitals Bristol. Whilst in that post, he has developed programs for the endovascular treatment of varicose veins, developed the endovascular aortic aneurysm programme and introduced aneurysm screening for men.
In 2014 he led the reorganisation of vascular services and the development of the new Major Arterial Centre at North Bristol Trust. This new unit, which he heads, has brought together three groups of surgeons to provide specialist inpatient vascular care 24/7 for the region and complex endovascular service for the South West of England.
Sport has been a major part of his life since school. At Cambridge, he was Captain of Trinity Hall Boat Club, won the intercollegiate coxed IVs three consecutive years, won and twice retained the headship in the Lent Bumps, and sunk while rowing for Cambridge against Oxford in an invitation race in Turkey! Now with a young family, he keeps fit running the occasional marathon and cycling. He is a member of the Stewards Enclosure at Henley Royal Regatta and is starting to appreciate that watching sport is just as much fun – and a lot easier – than competing.
Mr Brooks has committed to working at Veincentre Bristol on Mondays. If you book an initial consultation with Mr Brooks in Bristol, all your future appointments will be with Mr Brooks in Bristol. As such, it is important to note that if you opt to go ahead with treatment this will be undertaken with Mr Brooks on a Monday.
Occasionally Mr Brooks may open up a list on another day, especially during our busy periods, however we cannot guarantee appointment dates on any other day than a Monday even if a previous appointment was on a different day. If you are unable to attend one of Mr Brooks’ dates and hence wish to switch consultants, you will need to attend and pay for a new consultation with the other consultant prior to any treatment being undertaken. Please take care when choosing which consultant/ date to book.
Please note that due to holidays Mr Brooks may not be available every Monday.