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- Open Referral network
- Interventional radiology
Dr Mark Bratby is a Consultant Interventional Radiologist and was appointed Medical Director for Veincentre in November 2021. He now works exclusively for Veincentre with regular clinics in Oxford, Reading, Southampton, and Bristol. He performed over 800 treatments (EVLA/sclerotherapy) in 2021.
Mark trained at Cambridge University and Charing Cross and Westminster Medical School (qualified 1998) and was awarded a Distinction in Medicine. Mark previously worked for 21 years in the NHS with 11 years as a Consultant Interventional Radiologist at Oxford University Hospital where he was Clinical Governance Lead, College Tutor and Royal College of Radiologists Examiner. He has advised the Royal College of Radiologists through their REAL (Radiology Excellence and Learning) panel which disseminates learning to promote best practice at a national level. He established a vascular malformation service in Oxford.
In his role as Medical Director, Mark has overseen opening of 10 new Veincentre clinic locations in 2022 and granted practising privileges to 19 Vascular Specialists to join the Veincentre Consultant team. The Glasgow clinic was inspected in June 2022 by Health Inspectorate Scotland and graded as “Good” across all key quality indicators and commented on vision and leadership “The service’s approach to quality improvement was comprehensive and evident throughout all aspects of the service. We saw evidence of best practice and continuing professional and personal development. A formal quality improvement plan in place with identified outcomes implemented.” The report also commented on Safe delivery of Care “The service was proactive in its approach to making sure it was safe. Staff had an extensive understanding of risk management principles and robust policies and procedures were in place. Quality assurance processes included appropriate audits, both internal and external. A variety of policies and procedures were in place to make sure care was safely delivered”. Mark has established in-house Advanced Practice Seminars within Veincentre to share all the combined experience across the current thirty-four (and growing) body of Consultant Vascular Specialists.
Mark has a strong research background and has written 50 peer-reviewed papers on vascular interventional radiology and presented at numerous national and international meetings, notably being awarded Editor’s Gold Medal for a randomised controlled trial of fibroid embolisation compared to myomectomy.
Mark is a keen skier, leisurely cyclist and enthusiastic gardener. His other passion is opera supporting Garsington opera in Oxfordshire. He gets away for an annual sailing trip with friends and trips over the last two decades have included a night-sail across the channel and sailing adventures around the Firth of Clyde.
Areas of interest
varicose veins; endovenous laser ablation; vascular ultrasound; venous disease; recurrent varicose veins; foam sclerotherapy; venous malformations; vulval varicose veins; pelvic venous congestion; embolisation ovarian/pelvic veins; deep venous disease; leg ulcers; thread veins microsclerotherapy
Distinction in Medicine 1998
Cum Laude for poster "Is there a role for for empiric gastrointestinal embolisation" at CIRSE 2011
Best presentation BSIR 2012 "Review of analgesia strategies in UAE"
Cardiovascular and Interventional Radiology Journal Editor's Gold Medal for best paper 2013 - FUME trial of fibroid embolisation versus myomectomy.
Best Scientific Presentation ESM 2020 "Percutaneous sclerotherapy of spinal aneurysmal bone cysts causing neurological compromise"
Magnetic Resonance Imaging Analysis of Fibroid Location in women achieving pregnancy after Uterine Artery Embolisation. Walker W J, Bratby M J. CVIR (2007) 30(5):876-81
How Safe Is Bilateral Internal Iliac Embolisation prior to EVAR ? Bratby M J, Munneke G, Loosemore T, Thompson M, Belli A-M, Morgan R. CVIR 2008 31(2):246-253
Radiological treatment of symptomatic uterine fibroids. Bratby M J, Belli A-M. Best Pract Res Clin Obstet Gynaecol. 2008. 22(4):717-34
Uterine Artery Embolisation for symptomatic Adenomyosis – Mid-term Results. Bratby M J, Walker W J. Eur J Radiol 2009. 70(1):128-3
Uterine Artery Embolization versus Myomectomy : Impact on Quality of Life – Results of the FUME (Fibroids of the Uterus : Myomectomy versus Embolization ) Trial. Manyonda I, Bratby M, Horst J, Banu N, Gorti M, Belli A-M. CVIR. 2012. 35(3):530-6
Is There a Role for Empiric Gastroduodenal Artery Embolization in the Management of Patients with Active Upper GI Haemorrhage? Dixon S, Chan V, Shrivastava V, Anthony S, Uberoi R, Bratby M. CVIR 2013. 36(4):970-7
Future Role of Pharmacotherapeutics and Molecular Imaging in Interventional Radiology. Tapping C R, Bratby M J. CVIR. 2013 36(4):904-12.
Rectal Venous Malformation treated with superior rectal artery embolisation. CVIR 2018.
726 treatments (EVLA/sclerotherapy/microsclerotherapy)
100% completely confident in my treatment
100% reported completely happy with how proposed treatment explained to them.
Dr Bratby is undoubtedly highly experienced and was able to complete my treatment very efficiently. I am extremely pleased with the outcome so far (although it is early days, and it is difficult to tell through the stockings)." 18/09/20
Dr Bratby and Emily were the kindest souls I have met in a medical centre. The day I walked into the surgery, Mark and Emily were amazing. I can honestly say, although not being a comfortable procedure, the results were almost instant. Within 2 days I could tell that the major issues were gone... gone for good. I could stand, sit, walk, sleep, all without the constant throb.
I could wear the same jeans I put on in the morning as my legs no longer swelled. I had ankles ALL DAY LONG! I honestly could not remember a time when I didn't feel leg pain, so these pain free legs felt completely new to me. Hands down, the best thing I have EVER done for myself. I now exercise for the pure joy of it, not the manage pain.
Thank you, Mark Bratby and Emily Jones, for giving me a brand-new pair of legs, and clearing my headspace from worry and constantly thinking about them.
You are absolute rockstars! xx Tina
- BA Physiology Cambridge University 1994
- MBBS Charing Cross and Westminster Hospital 1998
- MRCP Royal College of Physicians 2002
- FRCR Royal College of Radiologists 2005
Reference number 4537045
Details of entry to specialist register
- Interventional Radiology , 2009
Affiliations / memberships
FRCR since 2005.
Member of BSIR and CIRSE for 9 years.
Invited faculty member to CIRSE and BSIR meetings
Post treatment communication
Information for healthcare professionals (Bupa patients only, last 12 months)
Endovenous laser treatment (EVLT) of more than one venous trunk +/- phlebectomies - bilateral - (1-5)
Ultrasound-guided foam sclerotherapy of varicose veins - bilateral - (1-5)
VeinCentre Reading (1-5)
Endovenous laser treatment (EVLT) of single venous trunk +/- phlebectomies - unilateral - (1-5)
Veincentre Southampton (1-5)
Ultrasound-guided foam sclerotherapy of varicose veins - unilateral - (1-5)