Imperial College London


Faculty of MedicineDepartment of Surgery & Cancer

Honorary Clinical Senior Lecturer



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Research Area of Focus:

Patient Outcomes in Vascular Surgery

Outcomes in Venous Disease

Randomised Controlled Trials

Currently recruiting trials:

  • COMFETTI - Compression after foam sclerotherapy for varicose veins
  • MOCA vs CAE - Mechanochemical Ablation versus Cyanoacrylate Occlusion of truncal varicose veins
  • FoS vs AP - Foam Sclerotherapy versus Ambulatory Phlebectomy for varicosed tributary veins
  • NMES for DPNNeuromuscular Electrical Stimulation For The Treatment of Diabetic Peripheral Neuropathy
  • Frailty in Vascular Patients - Assessment of patient frailty in those undergoing vascular surgery.
  • NMES for Rehabilitation after Surgery

Clinical Need

Vascular surgery is complex and demanding specialty with highly co-morbid patients.  Optimising patients, procedure and techniques is key to improving outcomes.

Aneurysms are an asymptomatic burden of disease, with significant interventions aftercare.

Varicose veins and venous disease is a common and poorly understood condition. Patients suffer extensive quality of life impairments whilst excellent treatments are available.

Our research investigates optimal treatment pathways for patients with vascular conditions.

Selected Publications

Journal Articles

Lane TRA, Varatharajan L, Fiorentino F, et al., 2017, Truncal varicose vein diameter and patient-reported outcome measures, British Journal of Surgery, Vol:104, ISSN:0007-1323, Pages:1648-1655

Lane T, Bootun R, Dharmarajah B, et al., 2017, A multi-centre randomised controlled trial comparing radiofrequency and mechanical occlusion chemically assisted ablation of varicose veins - Final results of the Venefit versus Clarivein for varicose veins trial, Phlebology, Vol:32, ISSN:0268-3555, Pages:89-98

Onida S, Shalhoub J, Moore HM, et al., 2016, Factors impacting on patient perception of procedural success and satisfaction following treatment for varicose veins, British Journal of Surgery, Vol:103, ISSN:1365-2168, Pages:382-390

Lane TRA, Kelleher D, Shepherd AC, et al., 2015, Ambulatory Varicosity avUlsion Later or Synchronized (AVULS): a randomized clinical trial, Annals of Surgery, Vol:261, ISSN:1528-1140, Pages:654-661

Lane TRA, Sritharan K, Herbert JR, et al., 2013, Management of chronic venous disease by primary care, Phlebology, Vol:28, ISSN:0268-3555, Pages:299-304

Sritharan K, Lane TRA, Davies AH, 2012, The Burden of Depression in Patients with Symptomatic Varicose Veins, European Journal of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery, Vol:43, ISSN:1078-5884, Pages:480-484

Onida S, Lane TRA, Davies AH, 2012, Phlebectomies: to delay or not to delay?, Phlebology, Vol:27, ISSN:0268-3555, Pages:103-104

Kelleher D, Lane TRA, Franklin IJ, et al., 2012, Treatment Options, Clinical Outcome (Quality of Life) and Cost Benefit (Quality-adjusted Life Year) in Varicose Vein Treatment, Phlebology, Vol:27, ISSN:0268-3555, Pages:16-22

Lane TRA, Metcalfe MJ, Narayanan S, et al., 2011, Post-operative Surveillance after Open Peripheral Arterial Surgery, European Journal of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery, Vol:42, ISSN:1078-5884, Pages:59-77

Lane TRA, Pandey VA, Davies AH, 2011, Superficial Venous Disease Treatment - Is There Still a Role for Open Surgery in 2011?, Acta Chirurgica Belgica, Vol:111, ISSN:0001-5458, Pages:125-129

Thesis Dissertations

Lane TRA, 2014, Outcomes in Varicose Vein Disease

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