Mr Paul Flora, General & Vascular Surgeon

Mr Paul Flora BSc(Hons), MBBS, MSc, MRCS, FRCS (Gen Surg)

General & Vascular Surgeon

BSc(Hons), MBBS, MSc, MRCS, FRCS (Gen Surg)

Areas of expertise

  • All types of minor surgery including skin, subcutaneous, ingrowing toenails and microsclerotherapy
  • Hernia treatment and surgery
  • Varicose veins and thread veins: EVLT and VNUS treatments
  • All aortic and peripheral aneurysms using both key hole and conventional open techniques and aneurysm screening
  • Leg pain - internittent claudication, popliteal artery syndrome
  • Leg swelling - DVT, venous insufficiency, lymphoedema
  • Pelvic pain - venous congestion
  • Upper limb pain - thoracic outlet syndrome
  • Hyperhidrosis or excessive sweating: Scalp, Axillary, Palmar
  • Thyroids, parathyroids and adrenals

Recommendations for Mr Flora

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Recommended by:

  • byMr Ahmed Ibrahim, Neurosurgeon

    Mr Paul Flora is a very down-to-earth and very connectable and approachable surgeon.

  • byMr Nima Heidari, Foot and Ankle Surgeon

    Trusted colleague and would be happy to refer a member of family to him.

  • byMr Chetan Bhan, General and Colorectal Surgeon

    Recommended vascular and general surgeon

  • by Mr Adam Rosenthal, Gynaecologist

    Recommended vascular surgeon

  • byMr Ahmed Ibrahim, Neurosurgeon

    Mr Paul Flora is a very down-to-earth and very connectable and approachable surgeon.

  • byMr Nima Heidari, Foot and Ankle Surgeon

    Trusted colleague and would be happy to refer a member of family to him.

  • byMr Chetan Bhan, General and Colorectal Surgeon

    Recommended vascular and general surgeon

  • by Mr Adam Rosenthal, Gynaecologist

    Recommended vascular surgeon

  • Address

  • Highgate Private Hospital, Client Services

    17-19 View Road, Highgate, London, GB, N6 4DJ

  • Barts Health NHS Trust

    Trust headquarters, Executive Offices, Ground Floor, Pathology and Pharmacy Building, London, Greater London, GB, E1 2ES

  • St Bartholomew's Hospital (NHS)

    West Smithfield, London, Greater London, EC1A 7BE

  • The Royal London Hospital For Integrated Medicine (NHS)

    60 Great Ormond Street, London, Greater London, WC1N 3HR

  • About Mr Paul Flora

    GMC number: 4214300

    Year qualified: 1995

    Place of primary qualification: University of London

    Mr Harpaul (Paul) Flora is a Consultant Vascular Surgeon and overall Clinical Network Director for Vascular Surgery in Barts Health NHS Trust. His interests are in minimally-invasive surgery, in particular in endovascular aortic aneurysm surgery, and he is currently developing laparoscopic and thoracoscopic techniques in vascular surgery. He was the first surgeon in the UK to perform the Barostim procedure for the regulation of hypertension. He also has specific interests in the treatment of varicose veins (EVLT, Venefit, and glue), deep venous disease, carotid disease, stroke, diabetic foot disease, peripheral arterial disease, Thoracic outlet syndrome and vascular tumours.

    Mr Flora qualified from The London Hospital Medical College, University of London, in 1995. He achieved a distinction in his Masters in Surgery and went on to train at the major vascular centres in London. He then pursued an advanced laparoscopic fellowship in Hong Kong sponsored by Ethicon and the Circulation Foundation prior to taking up his appointment as a Consultant Surgeon at St Barts and The Royal London NHS Trust in 2007.

    Mr Flora has published widely within vascular and general surgery literature and has presented his work across the globe. He remains actively involved in teaching both at undergraduate and postgraduate level. He has appeared on various radio shows, the BBC news and Mail on Sunday. He is also the director for AAA (Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm) screening program in North East London

    Areas of expertise

    • All types of minor surgery including skin, subcutaneous, ingrowing toenails and microsclerotherapy
    • Endovenous laser surgery
    • Foam sclerotherapy
    • Carotid disease
    • All aortic and peripheral aneurysms using both key hole and conventional open techniques and aneurysm screening
    • Leg pain - internittent claudication, popliteal artery syndrome
    • Leg swelling - DVT, venous insufficiency, lymphoedema
    • Pelvic pain - venous congestion
    • Upper limb pain - thoracic outlet syndrome
    • Hyperhidrosis or excessive sweating: Scalp, Axillary, Palmar
    • Peripheral vascular disease
    • Arterio-venous malformations
    • DVT
    • Lymphodema
    • General surgery
    • Laparoscopic surgery
    • Vascular surgery
    • Endocrine surgery
    • Hernia treatment and surgery
    • Minimal access surgery
    • Thyroids, parathyroids and adrenals
    • Appendicectomy
    • Cholecystectomy
    • Varicose veins and thread veins: EVLT and VNUS treatments
    • Gall bladder removal
    • Varicose veins
    • Peripheral arterial disease
    • Aneurysms
    • Vascular tumours

    Frequently asked questions

  • What are the common symptoms that your patients tend to present with?

    I would say leg pain, in the broadest sense, tied to leg aching, leg tiredness, leg cramps; skin changes to the legs in relation to arterial and venous problems; groin pain, abdominal pain in terms of general surgical practice that I have. Therefore, hernias and gall bladders would be covered with that.

  • What are the treatments that you're able to offer your patients?

    1. Laser treatment for varicose veins
    2. Radiofrequency treatment for varicose veins
    3. Glue treatment for varicose veins
    4. Injection sclerotherapy for varicose veins
    5. Laparoscopic hernia repair
    6. Open hernia repair
    7. Laparoscopic cholecystectomy
    8. Treatment for excessive sweating like injections and thoracoscopic sympathectomy

  • What are your areas of sub-specialist interest?

    Within vascular surgery, I specialise more in diabetic foot care, venous disease and venous thrombosis. Those would be my three areas that I subspecialise in vascular surgery.

  • Professional memberships

    Articles by Mr Paul Flora

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