Mr Robin Alan James Windhaber

Mr Robin Alan James Windhaber

Rob Windhaber

General surgery 04540162

  • Fee assured
  • Open Referral network
Fee assured
Open Referral network

Specialises in

  • Vascular surgery


  • Face-to-face consultations
  • Video and telephone consultations

About me

Mr Rob Windhaber
MBBCh, MSc (oxon), MD, FRCS (Gen-Surg)
CCT Consultant Vascular & Endovascular Surgeon
NHS Practice: Royal Cornwall Hospital, Treliske, Truro
Private Practice: Duchy Hospital, Truro
Full GMC Registration: 4540162

Clinical Practice and Training:

Mr Windhaber is a Consultant Vascular and Endovascular Surgeon with over 15 years of experience in the minimally invasive treatment of Varicose Veins. He was appointed as a Consultant in October 2011 in Dorset. In 2013 he was invited to set up a Vascular and Endovascular Service from scratch in the Cayman Islands. In 2016 he returned to the UK to take up a post as a Consultant Vascular Surgeon in the Royal Cornwall Hospital. In March 2017 he became Specialty Director for Vascular Surgery.
Mr Windhaber undertook his undergraduate training at the University of Wales College of Medicine graduating in 1998 (MBBCh). His basic surgical training was undertaken in the South West region, during this time he spent a year at the University of Oxford teaching Anatomy and researching his MSc in the Department of Physiology/ Trinity College. Mr Windhaber 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 safety and he has a proven track record of clinical leadership 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.
Mr Windhaber has published a number of peer reviewed papers in the surgical literature and presented his work, regionally, nationally and internationally. Mr Windhaber participated in in numerous multi-center research trials including BASIL, IMPROVE and GALA and was the lead researcher and trial coordinator for the AAA Mesh Repair Trial.

Rob Windhaber’s Clinical intersts include:

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™)
Bioadhesive closure using Cyanoacrylate (Sapheon® Glue)
Mechano-chemical Ablation (ClariVein®)
Ultrasound guided foam sclerotherapy (Fibrovein/ Polidocanol)
Microsclerotherapy for thread veins (also known as spider veins/ blue veins/ telangectasia)

Clinic Times:
Tuesday/ Thursday AM
Other times available on request

Secretary email:
Secretary Phone: 01726 932232

All private vascular referrals for Mr Windhaber can be
sent via to his secretary on the above e-mail or via the Ramsay Online Private Referral Portal.

Patients are able to book direct into Mr Windhaber’s clinics via the above e-mail and telephone numbers. Self funding patients do not need a referral from a GP, however insured patients do need a referral and pre-authorisation from their insurance company. Mr Windhaber follows all the insurers schedule of fees so that patients can be confident that their treatment is fully covered.

Areas of interest

I treat patients over the age of 18 years;
I specialise in the following conditions;
Varicose Veins; thread veins; spider veins; blue veins; reticular veins;
I use the following diagnostic modalities:
Clinical Photography; Ultrasound Duplex Scanning;
I use the following treatment modalities:
EVLT; Endovenous Laser Therapy; Radiofrequency Ablation; RFA; VNUS; Veinclear; Venefit; Sclerotherapy; Micro-sclerotherapy; Ultrasound Guided Foam Sclerotherapy; UGFS; Medical superglue; Cyanoacrylate Glue; Sapheon; Mechanochemical Ablation; Clarivein; Phlebectomy and Micro-phlebectomy.

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