In the second of our ‘Meet the Team’ series, we chat to Mr Hosaam Nasr from our London clinic about their vascular and Premier Veins journey.
What interested you in a career within vascular care, and how did you get into it?
From the very beginning, I had a strong inclination towards pursuing a career in surgery. Originally, my interest lay in orthopaedics. However, as part of the rotation to enter higher surgical training, I had to complete six months in vascular surgery. During this time, I was truly amazed by the speciality, especially considering the relatively new field of endovascular procedures. Witnessing the potential for advancement in endovascular techniques, I became increasingly drawn to this area.
I subsequently dedicated a couple of years to vascular research, striving to gain a deeper understanding of the field. Following that, I started the higher surgical training programme for vascular surgery. I recognise that vascular surgery is a continuously evolving speciality, particularly within the endovascular field. As an avid enthusiast in this area, I ensure that my practice aligns with the latest evidence and technologies available.
How did you become a member of the Premier Veins team?
I started working as a Consultant Vascular Surgeon at University Hospitals Birmingham (UHB) in 2016. During my time there, I developed a strong rapport with Mr Martin Claridge and Mr Donald Adam, my colleagues from Premier Veins, who shared the same vision for enhancing healthcare within and outside the NHS. Together, we decided to join forces and offer top-quality care to patients with vein conditions. In 2019, I joined the Premier Veins team, and since then, we have been expanding our team and opening new clinics across the Midlands and London.
What is your favourite part about working for Premier Veins?
I really enjoy how teamwork is emphasised in patient care at Premier Veins. From the moment patients reach out to our admin team, to their consultations, treatments, and aftercare, we strive to address their concerns and questions. While working in the independent sector can sometimes feel isolating, at Premier Veins, we collaborate closely as a team and take a multidisciplinary approach, especially when handling challenging or unusual cases.
What are your thoughts on the future of vein health and treatment?
Without a doubt, varicose vein treatment has undergone a revolution in the past decade. The introduction of endovascular treatments, such as Endothermal Ablation and Ultrasound-Guided Foam Sclerotherapy, has transformed the way we approach this condition. Unlike in the past, where general surgical interventions required patients to stay overnight in the hospital or at best, undergo a day case procedure, at Premier Veins we now offer varicose veins treatments as quick outpatient procedures. Some patients have even been able to receive treatment during their lunch break and return to their normal activities immediately afterwards.
The diagnosis of varicose veins has also greatly improved with the advancement of imaging technology, particularly ultrasound. This allows for better visualisation of the veins and assists in creating more effective treatment plans. Looking ahead, the future of vein health will likely prioritise providing patient-centred care, tailoring treatments to individual needs and preferences, and involving patients in the decision-making process.
Are you currently working on any vein health research?
At Premier Veins, we conduct regular audits of our procedures and outcomes. These findings are shared in our monthly governance meeting where we actively seek opportunities for enhancing our clinical practice and improving patients’ experience.
Do you have a particular vein condition that you specialise in, and what is your favourite treatment for it?
At our medical facility, we excel in the treatment of varicose veins, a condition that affects the superficial venous system in the legs. We also provide effective treatments for spider veins, also known as thread veins. The specific treatment method offered will depend on the extent and distribution of the disease. Options may include Endothermal Ablation, Foam Sclerotherapy or Microsclerotherapy. Our treatment approach is customised to each patient’s unique needs and follows the latest and best practices in the field.
What would you say to someone who was considering vein treatment?
Treating varicose veins has become a straightforward and efficient outpatient procedure with minimal side effects. Many patients are pleasantly surprised by how simple the treatment is, and the majority are able to resume their normal activities almost immediately after the procedure.
Thank you Hosaam for sharing your experience with us. We are so delighted to have you as part of the Premier Veins team.
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