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Mr Stephen Kettlewell
Consultant Vascular Surgeon

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Mr Kettlewell's clinical practice is exclusively focused on the treatment of patients with varicose veins. 

Having established Glasgow Vein Clinic in 2007, he has extensive experience in the treatment of varicose veins using a wide-range of modern venous treatment technologies including: EndoVenous Laser Treatment (EVLT / EVLA), RadioFrequency Ablation (RFA), Ultrasound Guided Foam and Microinjection Sclerotherapy, as well as traditional surgical procedures.


Furthermore, Mr Kettlewell was the first surgeon in Scotland to perform Clarivein, and Venaseal glue treatments for varicose veins.

"Prior to Glasgow Vein Clinic, patients in the West of Scotland and surrounding areas had only one choice of treatment for varicose veins - surgery.  


Vein treatment technologies have advanced considerably and new minimally invasive treatments are now offered instead of surgery for most patients. 


Glasgow Vein Clinic was set-up to providing a consultant-led, specialist varicose vein treatment service, where patients can be assured of expert advice, and have access to a wide range of highly effective, modern treatments within the setting of Ross Hall Hospital, Scotland's largest private hospital." 


MB ChB (University of Bristol) 1993

FRCS (Glasgow) 1997

FRCS (Glas)(Gen Surg) Intercollegiate FRCS (general / vascular surgery) 2004




Founder and Lead Clinician Glasgow Vein Clinic (2007 - present)


Consultant Vascular Surgeon

Hairmyres Hospital (2006 - 2019)

Consultant Medical Appraiser

NHS Lanarkshire (ongoing)

Medical Appraisal Tutor

NES (ongoing)

Clinical Chair (employed)

Ross Hall Hospital (Feb 2021 - present)


Medical Advisory Committee

Ross Hall Hospital (2015 - present)


Lead Clinician for Vascular Surgery NHS Lanarkshire (2011 - 2012, and again from 2017 to 2019)

Honorary Clinical Senior Lecturer, Institute of Cardiovascular and Medical Sciences, University of Glasgow, (2012 - 2016)


Deputy Clinical Director (General & Vascular Surgery) (2006 - 2011)

NHS Lanarkshire


Vice Chairman

Medical Advisory Committee

Ross Hall Hospital (2009 - 2011)


Consultant Vascular Surgeon

Southern General Hospital

Glasgow (2005 - 2006)




General Medical Council (Specialist Register)

(GMC Number 4013736)


European Society for Vascular Surgery


Vascular Society of Great Britain and Ireland


British Association of Sclerotherapists


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