- Bupa Platinum consultant
- Fee assured
- Awaiting verification
- Open Referral network
- Aortic aneurysm
- Peripheral vascular disease
- Varicose veins
- Video and telephone consultations
Mr Lukla Biasi is an experienced vascular and endovascular surgeon with a dedicated commitment to the sub-specialties of lower limb revascularisation, carotid surgery and superficial vein surgery.
Lukla Biasi graduated with distinguished honours from the University of Bologna Medical School, Italy. Following a research fellowship at St Georges’ Vascular Institute in London, he completed the specialist training at the University Hospital of Parma, Italy, where he was appointed as Consultant Vascular Surgeon in 2009.
Lukla moved to the UK in 2014 for a clinical and research fellowship on complex lower limb revascularisation at St. Thomas’ Hospital, London.
He was awarded an International PhD - Doctor Europaeus – “summa cum laude” for his academic achievements. Mr Biasi has published on national and international peer-reviewed journals and is, at present, reviewer for the European Journal of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery (EJVS) and the Journal of Vascular Endovascular Surgery (VES).
He took up his consultant vascular appointment at Guy's and St Thomas’ - King's Health Partners - in 2016. He leads general vascular (including vascular lab – Duplex scan) and diabetic foot clinics at St Thomas’, Tunbridge Wells and Sevenoaks Hospitals.
In-patient surgery at Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Trust comprises the full range of open and endovascular arterial and superficial-vein surgery performed in state-of-the art open, hybrid and cathlab theatres. Mr Biasi is currently Patient Safety co-lead for St Thomas’ Vascular Department.
Lukla enjoys spending time with his family in Italy and Ireland and his hobbies include swimming, reading and exploring the Kent countryside.
Areas of interest
Lower Limb bypass surgery and endovascular treatment (angioplasty and stenting);
Varicose - Thread vein treatment including minimally invasive techniques (Radiofrequency thermal ablation and foam sclerotherapy);
Diabetic foot and complex leg ulceration and/ or wound management;
Aortic stent grafts (EVAR)
Current NHS consultant posts held
Consultant Vascular Surgeon
Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust
King's Health Partners;
Tunbridge Wells Hospital;
Peripheral Arterial Disease:
~ PhD dissertation on "complex infra-popliteal lower limb revascularisation"
Carotid Artery Surgery:
~ Clinical Referent for the ARTreat Project. A large-scale Integrating Project (IP) run under the 7th Framework Programme of the European Union (FP7-224297)
~ Co-Investigator Ateroplanet Trial: epidemiologic multicentric observational
study (sponsored by Sanofy-Aventis)
International Doctorate (PhD programme - Doctor Europaeus) University of Parma (fully funded 2015 - 2018);
Research Grant - University of Parma (2010-2013);
Awarded ESVS (European Society of Vascular Surgery) International Travel Grant (2008);
Awarded “Italian Medical Council Award for Original Clinical Research Project of the year" (2009)
(Additional) Languages spoken
- Italian - Native or bilingual
Musajee M, Biasi L et al Impact of COVID-19 Pandemic on the outcomes in patients with Critical Limb Ischaemia and Diabetic Foot Infection. Ann Surg 2020
Aber A & UK Vascular PROMs Group (Biasi L) Mixed methods study to develop the content validity and the conceptual framework of the electronic patient-reported outcome measure for vascular conditions. BMJ Open 2020
Saratzis A & Guy's and St Thomas' Vascular Research Collaborative (Biasi L) Interwoven Nitinol Stents versus Drug Eluting Stents in the Femoro-Popliteal Segment: A Propensity Matched Analysis Eur J Vasc Endovasc Surg 2019
Saratzis A, Biasi L et al Supervised Exercise Therapy and Revascularization for Intermittent Claudication: Network Meta-Analysis of RCTs JACC Cardiovasc Interv 2019
El-Sayed T & Guy’s and St Thomas’ Cardiovascular Research Collaborative (Biasi L) Radiation-Induced DNA Damage in Operators Performing Endovascular Aortic Repair. Circulation 2017
Biasi L et al. Complex Infra-Popliteal Revascularisation in Elderly patients with CLI: Impact of Multidisciplinary Integrated Care J Cardiovas Surg 2017
Patel SD, Biasi L et al Comparison of angioplasty and bypass surgery for CLI in patients with infrapopliteal PAD Br J Surg 2016
Clough RE, Biasi L et al. Usefulness of new imaging methods for assessment of type B aortic dissection Ann Cardiothorac Surg 2014
Geraghty J, Biasi L The use of larval debridement therapy in traumatic haematoma wounds J Wounds Uk 2014
deTroia A, Biasi L et al Endovascular Stent Grafting of a Posterior Tibial Artery Pseudoaneurysm Secondary to Penetrating Trauma Ann Vasc Surg 2014
Biasi L et al Visceral ischaemia and organ dysfunction after hybrid repair of complex TAAA Acta Biomed 2011
DeTroia A, Biasi L et al Endovascular Treatment of Innominate Artery Iatrogenic Pseudoaneurysm Vasc Endovascular Surg 2011
Biasi L et al. Hybrid repair of complex TAA aneurysms using applied endovascular strategies combined with visceral and renal revascularization. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 2009
Biasi L et al Intra-operative DynaCT improves technical success of EVAR J VascSurg 2009
Biasi L et al Intraoperative DynaCT detection and immediate correction of a type Ia endoleak following EVAR. Cardiovasc Interv Radiol 2009
Biasi L et al Intra-operative dynaCT in visceral-hybrid repair of an extensive TAAA Eur J Cardiothorac Surg 2008
Biasi L et al Extracranial Carotid Artery Aneurysm: case report ActaBiomed 2008
- Doctor of Medicine University of Bologna, Italy 2003
- Vascular and Endovascular Surgery University of Parma, Italy 2008
- Specialist in Vascular Ultrasound University of Parma, Italy 2008
- Complex Lower Limb Revascularisation Fellowship Guy's and St Thomas' Hospital, London 2014
- Clinical - Research Fellowship St George's Vascular Institute, London 2008
Reference number 6165023
Professional bodies (positions held - last 3 yrs)
- Consultant Vascular Surgeon Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust - King's Health Partners 2016
Details of entry to specialist register
- Vascular Surgery - GMC , 2015
- Vascular Surgery - Italian Medical Council , 2008
Affiliations / memberships
Vascular Society of Britain and Ireland;
Italian Vascular Society;
British Medical Association
Post treatment communication
Following treatment of a Bupa member, I will communicate with GPs in line with Department of Health, GMC and appropriate professional bodies guidelines.
Information for healthcare professionals (Bupa patients only, last 12 months)
Radiofrequency ablation of more than one venous trunk +/- phlebectomies - unilateral - (1-5)
Ligation/stripping of long or short saphenous vein (including local excision/multiple phlebectomy) - (1-5)