Ian Franklin

General Surgery

33 years of experience
33 years of experience



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Ian Franklin was a NHS doctor for 23 years including 12 years as consultant vascular surgeon at Imperial College NHS Trust performing a full range of arterial, venous and emergency vascular surgery. He is now a full-time private venous specialist. He introduced key minimally invasive treatments to the NHS and has written numerous scientific papers, book chapters and a surgical textbook. He trains other specialists in modern vein techniques all over the world and from 2008 to 2018 was the programme director of the International Charing Cross Venous Course held in London every April. He is former council member of the Vascular Society of Great Britain and Ireland and chaired the Circulation Foundation for four years. He is the President of the Royal Society of Medicine Venous Forum.

At the start of the coronavirus pandemic in the UK Ian Franklin suspended his private practice and returned to the NHS (Charing Cross Hospital) and spent several weeks on the front line caring for COVID-19 patients at the height of the crisis. During this time it became clear that many patients with COVID-19 develop thrombotic (blood clot) problems which can have serious effects on the circulation. He is one of a very small number of vascular surgeons in the UK with extensive acute COVID-19 experience. 

Diseases, Medical Tests and Treatments

  • varicose vein treatments
  • keyhole minimally invasive treatment of varicose veins
  • Laser treatment of thread veins
  • Sclerotherapy for varicose veins
  • sclerotherapy for thread veins
  • hand vein treatments
  • deep vein thrombosis
  • leg ulceration treatment
  • pelvic vein embolisation
  • deep vein stenting
  • Varicose veins
  • Thread veins
  • Deep vein thrombosis
  • Superficial vein thrombosis (phlebitis)
  • Covid-19 related thrombosis
  • Swollen legs
  • Lymphoedema and lipoedema
  • leg ulceration
  • Hand veins


Vascular Surgery

All procedures

  • Varicose Veins Surgery
  • Microsclerotherapy for Thread Veins
  • Diabetic Foot Care
  • Endoscopic Vein Surgery
  • Keyhole Endovascular Aneurysm Repair
  • Pelvic Vein Embolisation

All conditions

  • Varicose Veins
  • Painful Legs
  • Swollen Feet & Ankles
  • Leg Ulcers
  • Chronic Venous Insufficiency
  • Thread Veins
  • Aortic Aneurysms
  • Reno-Vascular Conditions





Registered with

General Medical Council: 3461118


Sydney Street Outpatients and Diagnostic Centre, 102 Sydney Street Chelsea, London, SW3 6NJ

  • Monday:
    8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
  • Tuesday:
    8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
  • Wednesday:
    8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
  • Friday:
    8:00 AM - 8:00 PM

Chelsea Bridge Road, London, SW1W 8RH


Consultation Fees

New appointment: £330

New appointment: £250


Overall Rating

Overall rating

Overall experience

5 / 5

Personal care received

4.98 / 5

Explanation of care provided

4.98 / 5



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