The Circulation Clinic Surgical Team:

Tryfon Vainas


Mr. Tryfon Vainas studied medicine at Maastricht University, The Netherlands. Following his graduation, he entered a research programme at Cardiovascular Research Institute, Maastricht investigating the inflammatory aspects of atherosclerosis. He gained a PhD for his thesis entitled ‘On the inflammatory and infectious aspects of atherosclerosis: a molecular biological, serological and clinical treatise’.

Following his research, Dr Vainas entered the surgical training programme of Maastricht University Medical Centre, under Prof M. Jacobs, which was completed at Catharina Hospital, Eindhoven. He completed his vascular training with a fellowship in vascular and endovascular surgery at Catharina Hospital, Eindhoven and at St Mary’s Hospital, Imperial College NHS Trust, London.

From 2011 to 2015, Mr. Vainas worked as consultant vascular surgeon at University Medical Centre Groningen, The Netherlands during which he practiced all aspects of vascular surgery with a subspecialist interest in complex aortic surgery. Mr. Vainas joined the Leicester Vascular Institute, University Hospitals Leicester NHS Trust, in December 2015. He maintains a broad practice, treating patients with aortic, carotid, peripheral arterial and chronic venous disease. His subspecialist interest is the treatment of complex aortic disease including aortic dissection and thoracic aortic aneurysms. He also has an interest in the endovascular treatment of iliofemoral venous outflow obstructions.

His areas of clinical expertise include: 

Aortic dissectionThoracic aortic aneurysms, May-Thurner SyndromeVaricose veins

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What Mr. Vainas' patients think...


'Very professional and caring'

'Professional, polite and friendly. Thank you for everything you did'


'Straight forward explanation and very polite man'

'Was treated with respect and thoughtfulness'

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