Professor Ian Loftus


BSc, MB ChB, MD, FRCS (England)


Vascular Surgery

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Ian Loftus is Professor of Vascular Surgery at St George’s, University of London.

He has been President of the European Society of Vascular Surgery since 2023, and past president of the 2 major UK professional societies, the Vascular Society of Great Britain and Ireland and the British Society for Endovascular Therapy. He has been involved in the development of the UK National Vascular Registry (NVR) including publication of outcomes, and is Chair of the NVR Programme Board. He is currently Deputy- Chair of the National Clinical Reference Group for vascular surgery and sits on the Council of the Royal College of Surgeons of England. He is the Professional Standards Lead for Vascular Surgery in the UK and Caldicott Guardian for the Royal College of Surgeons.

Professor Loftus has published over 250 papers, is co-author of the 2018 European Guidelines for the management of aortic aneurysms. the forthcoming European Guidelines for the management of thoracic aortic disease, and co-editor of the textbook, A Companion to Specialist Surgical Practice, ‘Vascular and Endovascular Surgery.

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Professor Loftus sees adults and children (16+).

Special interests

Minimally invasive approaches to all vascular disease and varicose veins, including:

  • Endovenous treatments
  • Radiofrequency
  • Laser

Also a specialist interest in:

  • Popliteal entrapment
  • Thoracic outlet syndromes

Treatments and tests offered by Professor Ian Loftus at Nuffield Health

  • VenaSeal™Closure
  • Endovenous laser treatment for varicose veins
  • Varicose vein stripping

Locations Professor Ian Loftus works with

Related experience


  • BMA
  • British Society of Endovascular Therapy (Past-President)
  • European Society of Vascular Surgery (President-Elect)
  • Vascular Society of Great Britain (Past-President)

Other posts held

  • St George's University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust