Mr Philip Coleridge Smith is one of London's leading vascular surgeons. Operating at the British Vein Institute he is an expert in the treatment of varicose veins. He lectures at University College London and has been the editor of the medical journals, ‘Phlebology’ and ‘The European Journal of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery’. He is currently President of the British Association of Sclerotherapists and is acknowledged as an international authority and expert in venous disease, including the management of vein problems using ultrasound-guided sclerotherapy and other modern methods of vein ablation. Throughout his career he has treated several thousand patients using injection techniques.