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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 numerous operational tours.

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 offers the full range of venous treatments including endovenous laser ablation, foam sclerotherapy, avulsions and targeted ligations as well as microsclerotherapy for thread veins. He will be able to deliver a bespoke treatment plan based on the exact pattern and characteristics of your venous problem to get the best possible result for you.

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’s Veincentre Clinic Sessions

Veincentre Edinburgh
Monday: 9.00 – 17.30
Wednesday: 9.00 – 17:30

If you book an initial consultation with Mr Ablett, all your future appointments will be with Mr Ablett.

Occasionally Mr Ablett may open up a list on another day, especially during our busy periods, however, we cannot guarantee appointment dates on every weekday even if a previous appointment was on a different weekday.

If you are unable to attend one of Mr Ablett’s 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 Ablett may not be available every week.

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