Eddie Chaloner

Consultant Vascular Surgeon at Radiance Health

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.
What Are Leg Ulcers And How To Treat

What Are Leg Ulcers And How To Treat Them?

A lot of patients are worried about developing leg ulcers in later life - and that is not surprising. In my work as a vascular surgeon, I have treated thousands of patients with leg ulcers and seen at first hand the problems they cause.
05/10/2017 11:45 BST
How Can I Get My Veins Done On The

How Can I Get My Veins Done On The NHS?

The official line is that some medical conditions are considered to be of 'low clinical priority' - in other words they are not sufficiently serious for the NHS to be bothered with. Of course the main driver behind these changes is to save money. The fewer cases the NHS does, the less money it will spend on the equipment needed, the staff costs involved and so on.
17/10/2016 11:52 BST

Travellers Thrombosis

A pulmonary embolus is a clot which forms usually in the leg veins after prolonged immobility - in rare but serious cases, this clot can dislodge from the legs vein and travel in the bloodstream until it sticks in the arteries to the lung - in bad cases this can be instantly fatal.
09/12/2015 11:40 GMT
Latest Developments in Varicose Veins

Latest Developments in Varicose Veins Treatment

Laser treatment of veins works brilliantly, with the only slight problem being that the patient has to have some injections of anaesthetic in the leg - this is because the minimally invasive methods such as lasering, all use heat to close the vein.
13/03/2015 16:09 GMT
Can Computers Replace

Can Computers Replace Doctors?

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 happen in the near future - can they be right and should we be worried?
31/03/2014 14:14 BST
Obesity and Varicose Veins - the Hidden

Obesity and Varicose Veins - the Hidden Problem

For overweight people, varicose veins are also more difficult to assess and treat. Vein issues are usually diagnosed by a duplex ultrasound scan - this non-invasive investigation can 'see' under the skin and locate the faulty vein.
10/10/2013 10:24 BST
Men and Varicose

Men and Varicose Veins

Varicose veins can be largely only cosmetic. Possibly, that is why male patients are reluctant to seek out treatment. However symptoms such as chronic aching and itching can cause great discomfort, and in some severe cases can rupture and cause ulcers in the legs.
13/03/2013 14:17 GMT
Popular Questions About Vein

Popular Questions About Vein Treatment

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.
25/02/2013 12:40 GMT
NHS and the Shrinking Definition of Medical

NHS and the Shrinking Definition of Medical Need

What concerns me is the widening definition of PCLV to include proven operations known to enhance health and improve quality of life. Many of the procedures now deemed 'low value' are actually those which prevent complications and more serious conditions developing later in life.
06/02/2013 16:12 GMT