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Mr Dan Ablett

Consultant Vascular Surgeon

Veincentre Edinburgh

GMC No: 6026599

NHS Base: The Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh

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Mr Dan Ablett MBChB MSc FRCS(Ed) has been a consultant vascular surgeon since 2016. After completing higher surgical training in Edinburgh Dan did a 1-year trauma and emergency surgery fellowship at The Royal London Hospital. He began as a Consultant in Stoke-on-Trent before returning home to Edinburgh in 2020 where he now works at The Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh.

Dan is a Surgeon Commander in The Royal Navy, having joined in 2007 and has served on 2 operational tours in Afghanistan.

He is the vascular lead at the Major Trauma Centre in Edinburgh. Dan has a wide-ranging and varied NHS practice including aortic aneurysm surgery, carotid surgery, lower limb revascularisation surgery for peripheral vascular disease, emergency vascular surgery, trauma surgery and vascular access surgery for haemodialysis. He also has a wealth of experience in all aspects of varicose vein treatments and surgery and has been doing minimally invasive endovenous procedures for over 10 years.

Dan has a particular interest in medical education and surgical training, is an honorary senior lecturer at Edinburgh University Medical School and has taught on numerous Royal College of Surgeons courses.

In his spare time Dan enjoys cycling, running, keeping fit, travel, DIY, the theatre and spending time with friends and family.

Professional Summary
Current Post Consultant Vascular Surgeon
Hospital The Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh
GMC Number 6026599
Qualifications MBChB Medical Degree (Glasgow)
MSc in Trauma Surgery (Swansea)
FRCS(Ed) Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons (Edinburgh)
Specialities Vascular and General Surgery
First Year of Qualification 2001
Languages Spoken English, Spanish
Registered with Health Insurers N/A
Member of
Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons (Edinburgh)
European Society of Vascular Surgery
Other professional interests • Aortic Aneurysm surgery
• Vascular trauma
• Carotid surgery
• Vascular Access for haemodialysis
• Peripheral Vascular Disease
• Emergency vascular surgery
• Varicose vein surgery


Mr Ablett does not hold a share or financial interest in Veincentre Ltd.

Mr Ablett does not have a share or financial interest in equipment used at Veincentre Ltd.

Mr Ablett does not hold any paid advisory role(s) at Veincentre Ltd.

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