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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
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NHS Base: The University Hospital of Wales, Cardiff
GMC No: 7138576
Mr Nicholls qualified in 2011 from the University of Wales and undertook his Foundation and Core surgical training in South East Wales. He was awarded a National Training Number for Vascular Surgery in 2015 on the highly regarded South West of England rotation followed by admission as a Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of England in 2021. Upon completion of his training he undertook a yearlong endovascular fellowship focusing on complex aortic aneurysm repair at Southmead Hospital, Bristol. He began his Consultant career in Gloucester before returning to Wales and Cardiff where he now works in the South East Wales Vascular Network.
Mr Nicholls has a wide and varied NHS practice with experience in treating the full spectrum of vascular conditions. He has further developed his skill set to offer minimally invasive treatments for his patients including those with aortic aneurysms, peripheral vascular disease and varicose veins.
Aside from his clinical interests he has active research interests in both vascular and cardiovascular medicine with numerous international publications and presentations. He is currently the Principal Investigator in South East Wales for a national varicose vein research study. He is also a GMC recognised trainer with teaching experience in varicose vein treatments including endovenous ablation (laser and radiofrequency) and foam sclerotherapy.
Outside of work he enjoys spending time with his young family, walking his dog and playing golf badly!
If you book an initial consultation with Mr Nicholls at Veincentre Cardiff, all your future appointments will be with Mr Nicholls in Cardiff.
If you see Mr Nicholls you can only attend an appointment with him on a Wednesday or Friday in Cardiff.
Occasionally Mr Nicholls 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 Nicholls’ 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 Nicholls may not be available every week.