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Ian-Loftus-Consultant Vascular Surgeon

Professor Ian Loftus


Professor of Vascular Surgery

Fixed Price Packages


  • Biography icon plus

    Prof Ian Loftus was trained as an academic vascular surgeon in Leicester and joined the team at St Georges in 2005 to help develop the endovascular and complex aortic surgery programme. He is now Professor of Vascular Surgery at St George’s, University of London.

    He is the President of the Vascular Society of Great Britain and Ireland (2018-19) and past President of the British Society for Endovascular Therapy. Other roles include Regional Director of the National Aneurysm Screening Programme for South London and Surrey, past Clinical Tutor for Critical Care at the Royal College of Surgeons of England, past Chair of the UK Vascular Society Committee for Audit and Quality Improvement, past regional lead for the Aneurysm Quality Improvement Programme, and member of the Department of Health working party on peri-operative care.

    He has been involved in the development of the UK National Vascular Registry including publication of surgeon and unit level outcomes for vascular surgery, and is Chair of the National Vascular Registry Programme Board. He also sits on the National Clinical Reference Group for vascular surgery.

    Professor Loftus has a track record in clinical and scientific research into vascular disease. He has published over 250 papers and contributed to numerous books relating to vascular disease. He is a co-author of the 2018 European Guidelines for the management of aortic aneurysms and co-editor of the Companion to Specialist Surgical Practice ‘Vascular and Endovascular Surgery’.

    His major clinical interests are the endovascular management of vascular disease. With respect to complex aortic disease he has personal experience of over 500 fenestrated, branched, chimney and thoracic cases. He also has experience of over 2000 minimally invasive vein treatments.

  • Clinical interests icon plus

    Varicose veins, arotic disease including aneurysms, thoracic outlet syndrome and popliteal entrapment syndrome.  Treatments offered: Endovenous surgery (radiofrequency ablation or VNUS), laser vein treatment (EVLA), sclerotherapy, endovascular aneurysm repair, carotid endarterectomy, thoracic outlet decompression, popliteal entrapment release.
  • Publications icon plus

    1: Stenson KM, Grima MJ, Loftus IM, Tripathi RK. Recommendations for management
    of infected aortic pathology based on current evidence. Semin Vasc Surg. 2019 Mar
    - Jun;32(1-2):68-72.

    2: Stenson KM, de Bruin JL, Loftus IM, Holt PJE. Migration and sac expansion as
    modes of midterm therapeutic failure after endovascular aneurysm sealing: 295
    cases at a single center. J Vasc Surg. 2019 Aug 9. pii: S0741-5214(19)31312-6.
    doi: 10.1016/j.jvs.2019.04.482. [Epub ahead of print]

    3: Preece R, Shaw S, Wiltshire J, Stenson K, Budge J, De Bruin J, Loftus I, Holt
    P, Patterson B. Development of novel patient selection criteria for a short stay
    endovascular aneurysm repair pathway: Improving patient selection for short stay
    endovascular aneurysm repair. Vascular. 2019 Jul 27:1708538119867523. doi:
    10.1177/1708538119867523. [Epub ahead of print]

    4: Johal AS, Loftus IM, Boyle JR, Naylor AR, Waton S, Heikkila K, Cromwell DA.
    Changing Patterns of Carotid Endarterectomy Between 2011 and 2017 in England.
    Stroke. 2019 Sep;50(9):2461-2468.

    5: Preece R, Stenson K, Shaw S, Budge J, Patterson B, Holt P, Loftus I. Recent
    developments and current controversies in short-stay endovascular aneurysm
    repair. J Cardiovasc Surg (Torino). 2019 Aug;60(4):460-467.

    6: Zoethout AC, Zerwes S, Zeebregts CJAM, Heyligers JMM, De Vries JPJM, Oberhuber
    A, Karl T, Berg P, Stenson K, Loftus I, Torella F, Szopiński P, Zimmermann E,
    Holden A, Hyhlik-Duerr A, Reijnen MMPJ. Preliminary outcome of Nellix-in-Nellix
    extensions in patients treated with failed endovascular aneurysm sealing. J Vasc
    Surg. 2019 Oct;70(4):1099-1106.

    7: Grima MJ, Karthikesalingam A, Holt PJ; EVAR-SCREEN Collaborators. Multicentre
    Post-EVAR Surveillance Evaluation Study (EVAR-SCREEN). Eur J Vasc Endovasc Surg.
    2019 Apr;57(4):521-526.

    8: Ugwumadu L, Hayes K, Belli AM, Heenan S, Loftus I. Uterine artery
    pseudoaneurysm requiring embolization in pregnancy: a case report and review of
    the literature. CVIR Endovasc. 2018;1(1):31.

    9: Stenson K, Patterson B, Grima MJ, de Bruin J, Holt P, Loftus I. Early results
    of endovascular aneurysm sealing with chimney grafts to treat juxtarenal and
    suprarenal abdominal aortic aneurysms. J Vasc Surg. 2019 Jul;70(1):43-52.

    10: Wanhainen A, Verzini F, Van Herzeele I, Allaire E, Bown M, Cohnert T, Dick F,
    van Herwaarden J, Karkos C, Koelemay M, Kölbel T, Loftus I, Mani K, Melissano G,
    Powell J, Szeberin Z, Esvs Guidelines Committee, de Borst GJ, Chakfe N, Debus S,
    Hinchliffe R, Kakkos S, Koncar I, Kolh P, Lindholt JS, de Vega M, Vermassen F,
    Document Reviewers, Björck M, Cheng S, Dalman R, Davidovic L, Donas K, Earnshaw
    J, Eckstein HH, Golledge J, Haulon S, Mastracci T, Naylor R, Ricco JB, Verhagen
    H. Editor's Choice - European Society for Vascular Surgery (ESVS) 2019 Clinical
    Practice Guidelines on the Management of Abdominal Aorto-iliac Artery Aneurysms.
    Eur J Vasc Endovasc Surg. 2019 Jan;57(1):8-93.

  • Awards and recognitions icon plus

    Leicester Medical School Clinical Prize, Vascular Society of Great Britain Clinical and Scientific Prizes, President of both major Vascular Societies.

  • Professional bodies icon plus

    British Medical Assocation, Vascular Society of GB & Ireland (President), European Society of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery, British Society of Endovascular Therapy (past President).

Practice locations

NHS base

St George's University NHS Trust

Consults at

2PM - 6PM
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