Eddie Chaloner
Eddie Chaloner is a consultant vascular surgeon who operates across London and the South of England through his private practice Radiance Health, BMI Healthcare and Benenden Hospital in Kent.
Eddie qualified in 1989 from Oxford University and was appointed consultant vascular surgeon in 2002. His main interest in minimally invasive varicose vein surgery. He was the first surgeon in London to use the endovenous laser for vein treatment and remains in the forefront of the latest international developments in this evolving speciality.

Entries by Eddie Chaloner

Travellers Thrombosis

(0) Comments | Posted 8 December 2015 | (18:18)

The recent tragic death of All Black rugby legend Jonah Lomu from a reported pulmonary embolus after a long haul flight is a timely reminder of one of the health risks of travel and particularly sad for those of us who saw the man in his pomp, destroying opponents on...

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Latest Developments in Varicose Veins Treatment

(0) Comments | Posted 13 March 2015 | (14:01)

Varicose veins affect 30 % of the population and are a common cause of aching and discomfort in the legs. The cause is valve failure in the veins of the legs which creates 'reflux' or flow of blood down the leg rather than upwards. Surgery to correct this defect has...

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Can Computers Replace Doctors?

(0) Comments | Posted 28 March 2014 | (15:17)

Few things are guaranteed to annoy a doctor more than the suggestion that he or she can easily be replaced by a machine - surely, we argue, a computer can never replace the subtlety and complexity of medicine - yet this is exactly what some technology experts are suggesting will...

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Is Varithena Really a Revolution in the Treatment of Varicose Veins?

(2) Comments | Posted 28 November 2013 | (14:50)

This week the biotech and medical devices company BTG received approval from the US Food and Drug administration for its Varithena varicose veins product to be used on patients in the USA. There was a predictable overreaction to the news with the company describing the approval as the biggest development...

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Obesity and Varicose Veins - the Hidden Problem

(0) Comments | Posted 9 October 2013 | (17:37)

We all know that being overweight can lead to various health problems. Some of these, such as diabetes and premature arthritis make the news every day. What is not highlighted in the press much is that obesity can also 'hide' certain common conditions, such as varicose veins.

About 30% of...

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New NICE Guidelines for Varicose Veins Expose the NHS's Out-dated and Riskier Way to Operate

(0) Comments | Posted 24 July 2013 | (14:21)

Medical technology and techniques are constantly changing and usually improving to the benefit of patients and doctors alike. However, the National Health Service is often slow in adopting new advances.

The latest National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) guidance on treatment for varicose veins is therefore to be...

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Men and Varicose Veins

(1) Comments | Posted 13 March 2013 | (12:57)

An alarming number of men hold the opinion that varicose veins are an affliction only of the middle-aged female - and it's risking their health.

I recently wrote on popular questions about vein treatment, but am painfully aware that often the people seeking out...

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Popular Questions About Vein Treatment

(13) Comments | Posted 25 February 2013 | (11:18)

It's not a pretty subject, but it is an important one: varicose veins affect a large proportion of the UK population at some point in their lives. Surgical treatment of varicose veins is my business, so I notice many recurring questions from patients about the condition and its treatment.


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NHS and the Shrinking Definition of Medical Need

(0) Comments | Posted 6 February 2013 | (13:35)

Most people would probably agree that a national health service funded by general taxation should prioritise capital for the most pressing medical conditions.

Medical interventions, such as types of cosmetic surgery, are often a lifestyle choice rather than medical requirement- a state-funded system does not exist to provide these...

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