Mr Ian Franklin, Consultant Vascular Surgeon

Mr Ian Franklin

Consultant Vascular Surgeon

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Mr Ian Franklin MBBS MS FRCS(Gen Surg)

Consultant Vascular Surgeon


Mr Ian Franklin

Consultant Vascular Surgeon MBBS MS FRCS(Gen Surg)

Book online

Areas of expertise

  • Varicose veins
  • Deep vein thrombosis (DVT)
  • Swollen legs and hand veins
  • Thread veins
  • Leg ulcers


  • Sydney Street Outpatients and Diagnostics Centre

    102 Sydney Street, London, SW3 6NJ

  • The Lister Hospital

    Chelsea Bridge Road, London, SW1W 8RH

About Mr Ian Franklin

GMC number: 3461118

Year qualified: 1990

Place of primary qualification: University of London

Mr Ian Franklin is a distinguished vascular surgeon with over two decades of experience in the NHS, including 12 years as a consultant vascular surgeon at Imperial College NHS Trust. During his tenure, he performed a comprehensive range of arterial, venous, and emergency vascular surgeries. Currently, he is a full-time private venous specialist, renowned for his expertise in minimally invasive treatments.

Mr Ian Franklin has made significant contributions to the medical field by introducing key minimally invasive treatments to the NHS. He has authored numerous scientific papers, book chapters, and a surgical textbook, sharing his extensive knowledge with the medical community. His commitment to education extends globally, as he trains other specialists in modern vein techniques around the world.

From 2008 to 2018, Mr Ian Franklin served as the programme director of the International Charing Cross Venous Course, held annually in London. He is a former council member of the Vascular Society of Great Britain and Ireland and chaired the Circulation Foundation for four years. Currently, he holds the prestigious position of President of the Royal Society of Medicine Venous Forum.

At the onset of the coronavirus pandemic in the UK, Mr Ian Franklin temporarily suspended his private practice to return to the NHS at Charing Cross Hospital. He spent several weeks on the front line, caring for COVID-19 patients during the height of the crisis. His experience with COVID-19 patients revealed the serious thrombotic (blood clot) complications associated with the virus, making him one of the few vascular surgeons in the UK with extensive acute COVID-19 experience.

Mr Ian Franklin's dedication to advancing vascular surgery and his commitment to patient care make him a leading figure in his field. His extensive experience and innovative approach to treatment ensure that patients receive the highest standard of care.

Areas of expertise

  • Aesthetic phlebology
  • Aortic aneurysms
  • Blood clots
  • Chronic venous insufficiency
  • ClaCS
  • Covid-19 related thrombosis
  • Deep vein stenting
  • Deep vein thrombosis removal (DVT)
  • Diabetic foot care
  • Endoscopic vein surgery
  • Endovenous adhesive
  • Endovenous laser ablation
  • Hand veins
  • Keyhole endovascular aneurysm repair
  • Keyhole minimally invasive treatment of varicose veins
  • Leg swelling and leg ulcers
  • Leg thread veins
  • Leg ulcers
  • Lipoedema
  • Lymphoedema
  • Mechanochemoablation (clarivein)
  • Microsclerotherapy
  • Painful legs
  • Pelvic vein congestion
  • Pelvic vein embolisation
  • Phlebectomy
  • Phlebitis
  • Radiofrequency ablation
  • Reno-vascular conditions
  • Sclerotherapy
  • Superficial vein thrombosis
  • Swollen legs
  • Thread veins
  • Thrombosis
  • Transdermal laser
  • Varicose veins surgery

Professional memberships

Royal College of Surgeons
General Medical Council
Vascular Society of Great Britain and Ireland
European Society of Vascular surgery
British Medical Association (BMA)
Association of Surgeons of Great Britain and Ireland

Articles by Mr Ian Franklin

An online patient completed aberdeen varicose vein questionnaire can help to guide primary care referrals

Retrograde inversion stripping as a complication of the clarivein® mechanochemical venous ablation procedure

A study to evaluate patterns of superficial venous reflux in patients with primary chronic venous disease

Cryo-laser cryo-sclerotherapy (clacs) guided by augmented reality: instructions for users

Open repair versus fenestrated endovascular aneurysm repair of juxtarenal aneurysms

Cyanoacrylate for the treatment of small saphenous vein venous incompetence

Phlebectomy timing does matter - results of the avuls trial

Creating a predictive model of vein outcomes

The avuls trial - is simultaneous better?

Varicose veins-who should be referred?