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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.
Upfront and fixed prices. Find out exactly what you’ll pay before attending. Medical Insurance should fund varicose vein treatment.
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.
Walk-in, walk-out minimally invasive procedures
Conveniently located clinics nationwide
GMC No: 6026599
NHS Base: The Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh
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.
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.
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.