Meet The Team

Dr David Greenstein


David Greenstein Medical Director of the British Varicose Vein Centre.  David graduated from the University of Leeds in 1989 and was extensively trained in the UK and Australia at world leading centres.  David  has been a leading authority in establishing and pioneering keyhole Varicose Vein techniques and treatment in the UK and Europe since 2003.  This is also uniquely harmonised with his involvement in keyhole deep vein thrombosis treatment.  With high expectations, , David believes and uses robust, modern and thorough keyhole methods that minimises the chances of varicose veins returning.  These methods allow return to work or normal activities within 24 hours or their varicose vein treatment.

Dr Rakesh Patel


Dr Rakesh Patel is a leading Interventional Radiologist. Rakesh graduated from London in 2003. Dr Rakesh Patel received his MBBS, became a member of the Royal College of Surgeons in 2007 and a fellow of the Royal College of Radiology in 2010. He gained his IR and general radiology training in Birmingham before undertaking a year of fellowship training at the Royal United Hospital Bath & North Bristol NHS Trust. As a visiting fellow, he gained further experience in complex vascular disease in Nuremberg. Dr Rakesh Patel is currently the lead IR at Hillingdon Hospital and has extensive experience in vascular and non-vascular Interventional Radiology. His areas of interest including diagnostic vascular imaging, pelvic vein disorder and uterine fibroid embolisation.

Dr. Peter Schnatterbeck


Dr Peter Scnatterbeck is an Interventional Radiologist who graduated from the University of Heidelberg in Germany in 1994 gaining and MD in Physiology. , He worked and trained extensively in Europe, both at leading centres in Germany and Berne, Switzerland. In 2003 Peter was appointed a Consultant Interventional Radiologist at London North West University Teaching Hospital. Peter has a particular interest in deep vein disorders of the abdomen, pelvis and lower legs. He has been involved in developing state of the art treatment for deep vein thrombosis of the legs and abdomen. In addition to deep vein disorders Peter also has an interest in uterine fibroid embolisation and multi-modality cardiovascular imaging.

Dr Ganesh Suntharalingam


Dr Ganesh Suntharalingam is Consultant Anaesthetist based at London North West University Hospital. Ganesh graduated from the University of Cambridge in 1991 and was President of the Intensive Care Society of Great Britain 2020. Ganesh has a major interest in Critical Care Networks and was awarded an OBE in 2020 for his services to the UK during the national Pandemic. We are privileged to have Ganesh as part of the team. Ganesh is in charge of sedation and anaesthesia at the British Varicose Vein Centre.

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