Prof. Barrie Price

berrie price
Consultant Venous Surgeon and Consultant Phlebologist

Prof. Barrie Price

Honorary Professor at The College of Phlebology

Short Biography

Born Birmingham England 12/11/1953. Educated Central Grammar School for Boys Tile Cross Birmingham. 1965-72; School Captain and Head Prefect. Attended Guy’s Hospital Medical School 1972-77. MB BS LRCP MRCS 1977. House Surgeon and Physician Lewisham and Hither Green Hospitals. Casualty SHO Lewisham A & E Dept 1978. Primary FRCS 1978. Senior House Officer General Surgery Isle of Thanet District Hospital Margate 1979-80. Registrar rotation Newcastle-upon Tyne 1980-84 completing modules in General Surgery (QEH Gateshead) Urology (Freeman Hospital Newcastle) Orthopaedic Surgery (Royal Victoria Hospital Newcastle) Cardiothoracic Surgery (Freeman Hospital) FRCS (Ed) 1981 FRCS (Eng) 1981 Downstate Medical Center New York; Research 1982 culminating in MS Thesis (London) 1985. Registrar Kingsmill and Mansfield General Hospitals 1984-85.

Joined HM Armed Forces May 1985 to complete Higher Surgical Training (HST). After initial training at Royal Army Medical Corps HQ Mychett and Royal Academy Sandhurst served at QEMH Woolwich, Cambridge Military Hospital, Aldershot and British Military Hospital Berlin before returning to UK. Served on active duty in Northern Ireland, Kuwait, Falkland Islands, Macedonia, Bosnia, Croatia and enjoyed a six month sabbatical in vascular surgery at the Royal Melbourne Hospital, Melbourne, Australia 1998-1999.

HST at Canterbury and Thanet Hospitals, Surgical Oncology Unit QEMH Woolwich and St Bartholomew’s Hospital, London for vascular surgery training and research. MD Thesis (London) 1990. Appointed Consultant 1990.

Consultant Surgeon 1990-93 The Princess Margaret Hospital Akrotiri Cyprus.
Consultant Surgeon 1993-94 Musgrave Park Hospital, Belfast, Northern Ireland.
Consultant Surgeon 1994-97 22 Field Hospital Aldershot.
Consultant Vascular Surgeon 1997-2001 Medical Defence Hospital Unit Frimley Park Hospital Surrey.
Honorary Consultant Vascular Surgeon 2001 -2008 Royal Surrey County Hospital.
Consultant Phlebologist and Venous Surgeon 2001 -present The Whiteley Clinic Guildford Surrey.

Professional Profile

Honorary Professor The College of Phlebology
Senior clinician, the Whiteley Clinic, Guildford, Surrey.
Specialist in superficial venous and lymphatic disorders.
Expertise in the treatment of complex recurrent varicose veins and venous ulcers. Original developer of the hedgehog technique for complex neovascularisation. Involved in the training of colleagues and other staff wishing to become members of the College of Phlebology.

Merit prizes for academic achievement in every year group at grammar school.
B J Appleby Memorial Prize
Mitchener Medal for research input HM Armed Forces

  • Senior Consultant Venous Surgeon, The Whiteley Clinic Guildford.

Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh
Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of England
Fellow of the Royal Society of Medicine
Examiner Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh since 1993.

1: White AM, Price BA, Davies CE, Nemchand JL, Whiteley MS. Quantification of
groin neovascular tissue with three-dimensional ultrasound before and after
endovenous laser ablation using the hedgehog technique. J Vasc Surg Venous
Lymphat Disord. 2021 May;9(3):785-786. doi: 10.1016/j.jvsv.2020.10.015. PMID:

2: Chrysostomou AA, Pheils PJ, Price BA. Infected hydrocele following acute
appendicitis. Br J Urol. 1990 Feb;65(2):211. doi:
10.1111/j.1464-410x.1990.tb14703.x. PMID: 2317659.

3: Beckett D, Dos Santos SJ, Dabbs EB, Shiangoli I, Price BA, Whiteley MS.
Anatomical abnormalities of the pelvic venous system and their implications for
endovascular management of pelvic venous reflux. Phlebology. 2018
Sep;33(8):567-574. doi: 10.1177/0268355517735727. Epub 2017 Oct 23. PMID:

4: Dabbs EB, Mainsiouw LE, Holdstock JM, Price BA, Whiteley MS. A description of
the 'smile sign' and multi-pass technique for endovenous laser ablation of large
diameter great saphenous veins. Phlebology. 2018 Sep;33(8):534-539. doi:
10.1177/0268355517734480. Epub 2017 Sep 28. PMID: 28956693.

5: Munasinghe A, Smith C, Kianifard B, Price BA, Holdstock JM, Whiteley MS.
Strip-track revascularization after stripping of the great saphenous vein. Br J
Surg. 2007 Jul;94(7):840-3. doi: 10.1002/bjs.5598. PMID: 17410557.

6: Marsh P, Holdstock JM, Bacon JL, Lopez AJ, Whiteley MS, Price BA. Coil
protruding into the common femoral vein following pelvic venous embolization.
Cardiovasc Intervent Radiol. 2008 Mar-Apr;31(2):435-8. doi:
10.1007/s00270-007-9249-5. Epub 2008 Jan 8. PMID: 18193474.

7: Holdstock JM, Dos Santos SJ, Harrison CC, Price BA, Whiteley MS. Haemorrhoids
are associated with internal iliac vein reflux in up to one-third of women
presenting with varicose veins associated with pelvic vein reflux. Phlebology.
2015 Mar;30(2):133-9. doi: 10.1177/0268355514531952. Epub 2014 Apr 22. PMID:

8: Ostler AE, Holdstock JM, Harrison CC, Price BA, Whiteley MS. Strip-tract
revascularization as a source of recurrent venous reflux following high
saphenous tie and stripping: results at 5-8 years after surgery. Phlebology.
2015 Sep;30(8):569-72. doi: 10.1177/0268355514535927. Epub 2014 May 20. PMID:

9: Price BA, Collins RE, Farley MD. Melanosis coli in a child of four years.
Postgrad Med J. 1980 Dec;56(662):854-6. doi: 10.1136/pgmj.56.662.854. PMID:
7267497; PMCID: PMC2424845.

10: Price BA, Jaffe BM, Zinner MJ. Effect of exogenous somatostatin infusion on
gastrointestinal blood flow and hormones in the conscious dog. Gastroenterology.
1985 Jan;88(1 Pt 1):80-5. doi: 10.1016/s0016-5085(85)80136-0. PMID: 2856879.

11: Marsh P, Price BA, Holdstock JM, Whiteley MS. One-year outcomes of
radiofrequency ablation of incompetent perforator veins using the radiofrequency
stylet device. Phlebology. 2010 Apr;25(2):79-84. doi: 10.1258/phleb.2009.008084.
PMID: 20348454.

12: Bacon JL, Dinneen AJ, Marsh P, Holdstock JM, Price BA, Whiteley MS. Five-
year results of incompetent perforator vein closure using TRans-Luminal
Occlusion of Perforator. Phlebology. 2009 Apr;24(2):74-8. doi:
10.1258/phleb.2008.008016. PMID: 19299275.

13: Thomas CA, Holdstock JM, Harrison CC, Price BA, Whiteley MS. Healing rates
following venous surgery for chronic venous leg ulcers in an independent
specialist vein unit. Phlebology. 2013 Apr;28(3):132-9. doi:
10.1258/phleb.2012.011097. PMID: 22833505.

14: Marsh P, Holdstock J, Harrison C, Smith C, Price BA, Whiteley MS. Pelvic
vein reflux in female patients with varicose veins: comparison of incidence
between a specialist private vein clinic and the vascular department of a
National Health Service District General Hospital. Phlebology. 2009
Jun;24(3):108-13. doi: 10.1258/phleb.2008.008041. PMID: 19470861.

15: Marsh P, Price BA, Holdstock J, Harrison C, Whiteley MS. Deep vein
thrombosis (DVT) after venous thermoablation techniques: rates of endovenous
heat-induced thrombosis (EHIT) and classical DVT after radiofrequency and
endovenous laser ablation in a single centre. Eur J Vasc Endovasc Surg. 2010
Oct;40(4):521-7. doi: 10.1016/j.ejvs.2010.05.011. Epub 2010 Jul 23. PMID:

16: Price BA. The influence of military surgeons in the development of vascular
surgery. J R Army Med Corps. 1999 Oct;145(3):148-52. doi:
10.1136/jramc-145-03-11. PMID: 10579173.

17: Harrison C, Holdstock J, Price B, Whiteley M. Endovenous radiofrequency
ablation and combined foam sclerotherapy treatment of multiple refluxing
perforator veins in a Klippel-Trenaunay syndrome patient. Phlebology. 2014
Dec;29(10):698-700. doi: 10.1177/0268355513496991. Epub 2013 Jul 18. PMID:

18: Holdstock JM, Marsh P, Whiteley MS, Price BA. It is possible to cause damage
to a laser fibre during delivery of tumescent anaesthesia for endovenous laser
ablation (EVLA). Eur J Vasc Endovasc Surg. 2008 Oct;36(4):473-6. doi:
10.1016/j.ejvs.2008.06.011. PMID: 18675563.

19: Whiteley MS, Lewis G, Holdstock JM, Smith C, Harrisone CS, McGuinness CL,
Price BA. Minimally invasive technique for ligation and stripping of the small
saphenous vein guided by intra-operative duplex ultrasound. Surgeon. 2006
Dec;4(6):372-3, 375-7. doi: 10.1016/s1479-666x(06)80113-7. PMID: 17152202.

20: Townend M, Keightley A, Price BA. Simultaneous presentation of both true and
false aneurysm in the infrarenal aorta. J R Army Med Corps. 2000
Oct;146(3):228-9. doi: 10.1136/jramc-146-03-13. PMID: 11143693.

21: Livesey JR, Price BA. Metastatic accessory breast carcinoma in a thoracic
subcutaneous nodule. J R Soc Med. 1990 Dec;83(12):799-800. doi:
10.1177/014107689008301215. PMID: 2269968; PMCID: PMC1292958.

22: Clark CL, Price BA, Crane PW, Lear PA, Wood RF. Persistence of allogeneic
cells in graft and host tissues after small bowel transplantation. Br J Surg.
1992 May;79(5):424-6. doi: 10.1002/bjs.1800790517. PMID: 1596724.

23: Price BA, Cumberland NS, Clark CL, Pockley AG, Lear PA, Wood RF. The effect
of rejection and graft-versus-host disease on small intestinal microflora and
bacterial translocation after rat small bowel transplantation. Transplantation.
1993 Nov;56(5):1072-6. doi: 10.1097/00007890-199311000-00004. PMID: 8249102.

24: Price BA, Jaffe BM, Zinner MJ. The effect of somatostatin on central
hemodynamics, renal blood flow, and renal function in dogs. Surgery. 1985
Mar;97(3):285-9. PMID: 2858130.

25: The effects of vagal nerve stimulation on endoluminal release of serotonin and substance P into the feline small intestine.
Grønstad KO, DeMagistris L, Dahlström A, Nilsson O, Price B, Zinner MJ, Jaffe BM, Ahlman H. Scand J Gastroenterol. 1985 Mar;20(2):163-9. doi: 10.3109/00365528509089650.
PMID: 2581309

26: Price BA, Elliott MJ, Featherstone G, Blesovsky A. Perforation of
intrathoracic colon causing acute pneumothorax. Thorax. 1983 Dec;38(12):959-60.
doi: 10.1136/thx.38.12.959. PMID: 6665756; PMCID: PMC459708.

27: Marsh P, Price BA, Whiteley MS. Prevalence and management of ovarian venous
insufficiency in the presence of leg venous insufficiency. Phlebology.
2007;22(4):192. doi: 10.1258/026835507781477154. PMID: 18265534.

28: Price BA, Cumberland NS, Ingham Clark CL, Pockley AG, Lear PA, Wood RF.
Effect of small bowel transplantation, denervation and ischaemia on rat
intestinal microflora. Transpl Int. 1994 Aug;7(5):334-9. doi:
10.1007/BF00336708. PMID: 7993569.

29: Price BA, Cumberland NS, Clark CL, Pockley AG, Wood RF. Evidence that
orthotopic transposition following rat heterotopic small bowel transplantation
corrects overgrowth of potentially pathogenic bacteria. Transplantation. 1996
Feb 27;61(4):649-51. doi: 10.1097/00007890-199602270-00022. PMID: 8610395.

30: Garner JP, Price BA. An anomalous median nerve avoiding injury in a gunshot
wound to the antecubital fossa. J R Army Med Corps. 2002 Mar;148(1):48-9. doi:
10.1136/jramc-148-01-10. PMID: 12024893.

31: Clark CL, Smith GJ, Crane PW, Price BA, Lear PA, Fabre JW, Wood RF.
Reduction of graft-versus-host reactivity after small bowel transplantation: ex
vivo treatment of intestinal allografts with an anti-T cell immunotoxin. Clin
Exp Immunol. 1992 May;88(2):220-5. doi: 10.1111/j.1365-2249.1992.tb03065.x.
PMID: 1373997; PMCID: PMC1554296.

32: Price BA. Management of critical ischaemia by transluminal iliac angioplasty
with distal bypass surgery. J R Coll Surg Edinb. 1990 Apr;35(2):132. PMID:

33: Price BA. A simple method of isolated digital exsanguination. J R Army Med
Corps. 1991 Oct;137(3):141. doi: 10.1136/jramc-137-03-08. PMID: 1744823.

34: Price BA, Peters NH. Treatment of metastatic testicular tumours with
bleomycin, etoposide, cisplatin and vincristine. Eur J Cancer. 1992;28(2-3):615.
doi: 10.1016/s0959-8049(05)80106-6. PMID: 1375487.

35: Gregg PJ, Price BA, Ellis HA, Stevens J. Pseudarthrosis of the radius
associated with neurofibromatosis. A case report. Clin Orthop Relat Res. 1982
Nov-Dec;(171):175-9. PMID: 6814804.

36: Price BA, Cumberland NS, Ingham Clark CL, Malcolm P, Crane PW, Lear PA, Wood
RF. Changes in small intestinal microflora following small bowel transplantation
in the rat and bacterial translocation in rejection and graft-versus-host
disease. Transplant Proc. 1992 Jun;24(3):1194. PMID: 1604583.

37: Clark CL, Price BA, Lear PA, Wood RF. Emigration of graft cells to the host
in small bowel transplantation. Transplant Proc. 1992 Jun;24(3):1145. PMID:

38: Price BA, Shepherd AF, Peters NH. 12 year review of testicular tumour
treatment by the army medical services. J R Army Med Corps. 1993
Oct;139(3):89-93. doi: 10.1136/jramc-139-03-02. PMID: 8277474.

39: Price BA. Intestinal ischaemia in the unconscious intensive care unit
patient. Ann R Coll Surg Engl. 1993 Jan;75(1):71. PMID: 8422156; PMCID:

40: Clark CL, Price BA, Malcolm P, Lear PA, Wood RF. Graft versus host disease
in small bowel transplantation. Br J Surg. 1991 Sep;78(9):1077-9. doi:
10.1002/bjs.1800780915. PMID: 1933190.

41: Price BA, Peters NH. Treatment of metastatic testicular tumours with
bleomycin, etoposide, cisplatin and vincristine (BEPV). J R Soc Med. 1992
Nov;85(11):674-8. doi: 10.1177/014107689208501107. PMID: 1282160; PMCID:

42. Price BA, Jaffe BM, Yamuda T, Zinner MJ. Effect of Intravenous Somatostatin on Hemodynamics, Regional blood Flow, gastrointestinal Hormones and renal Function in the Dog. American College of Surgeons. Surgical Forum. 1883: 34; 178-180.