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Mr Robin Windhaber - Vascular Surgery

Mr Robin Windhaber is a Consultant Vascular Surgeon in Truro, Cornwall who specialises in the minimally invasive treatment of Varicose Veins.

Clinical interests

Rob Windhaber specializes in the minimally invasive treatment of Varicose Veins under local anaesthetic (including CEAP 1-6). 

Mr Windhaber can offer the full range of currently available therapies including:

Endovenous Laser Therapy – EVLT (using latest 1470nm radial firing neoLaser™)

Radiofrequency Ablation (VNUS Closurefast™/ Venefit™, VeinClear™)

Mechano-chemical Ablation (ClariVein®)

Ultrasound guided foam sclerotherapy (Fibrovein/ Polidocanol)

Microsclerotherapy for thread veins (also known as spider veins/ blue veins/ telangectasia)

Academic background

Mr Windhaber was appointed as a Consultant Vascular and Endovascular Surgeon in October 2011 working in the Dorset and Wiltshire Vascular Network. In 2013 he was invited to set up a Vascular and Endovascular Service from scratch in the Cayman Islands where he worked until 2016 before returning to the UK. He was appointed as a Consultant Vascular Surgeon in the Royal Cornwall Hospital in 2016 and became Specialty Director for Vascular Surgery in March 2017.

Mr Windhaber undertook his undergraduate training at the University of Wales College of Medicine graduating in 1998 (MBBCh). His basic surgical training was spent in the South West region and during this time he spent a year at the University of Oxford as an Anatomy Prosector and undertaking an MSc in the Department of Physiology/ Trinity College. Mr Windhaber studied and was awarded Doctor of Medicine (MD) at the University of Bristol researching Aortic Aneurysms before undertaking his Higher Surgical Training in the Wessex Region. In 2009 he was awarded Fellowship of the Royal College of Surgeons of England in 2009 (FRCS Gen Surg – sub specialty vascular).

Mr Windhaber’s clinical practice is focussed on quality and patient safety and he has an interest in the role of Human Factors in clinical error. He has a proven track record of clinical leadership, service development and strengthening clinical governance both within the NHS and overseas. Mr Windhaber is qualified as a trainer and educational supervisor and regularly lectures on governance and consent.

NHS base

Royal Cornwall Hospital, Treliske

Clinic Times

Thursday AM