Mr Zola Mzimba

Mr Zola Mzimba

MB ChB(Birm), FRCSEd, RPhS

General Surgery

Recommended by 2 specialists
32 years of experience
16 years as a specialist

Overall Rating

Overall Experience

5

Bedside Manner

4.88

Explanation

5

Top feedback

“Very knowledgeable. The consultation was conducted in a friendly but professional manner. Explained everything well. I left feeling extremely content that a treatment plan is in place.“
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Subspecialty

  • Vascular Surgery
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Languages spoken

  • English
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Registered with

  • The Vascular Society of GB and Ireland: 21
  • The Royal Society of Medicine: 00697683
  • Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh (RCSEd): 22338
  • General Medical Council: 3442081
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    Consultation fees

    New appointment: £250

    Follow-up appointment: £100

    Practices worked at

    Kingsbridge North West

    Church Hill house, Main Street,, Ballykelly, United Kingdom, BT49 9HS
    287 reviews

    GQ Cosmetics

    17-21 Bishops Street, Derry, United Kingdom, BT48 6PR
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    Specialist's working hours

    Mon
    14:00 - 18:00
    Tue
    Not available
    Wed
    Not available
    Thu
    Not available
    Fri
    Not available
    Sat
    09:30 - 16:00
    Sun
    Not available

    About

    Mr. Zola Mzimba is a Consultant Surgeon and Venous Ultrasound Specialist with many years of experience in the treatment and management of vascular conditions, including varicose veins, chronic venous insufficiency and deep vein thrombosis. His NHS practice is based in Altnagelvin Hospital in Derry/Londonderry and Omagh Hospital Primary Care Complex.

    Mr. Mzimba graduated from Birmingham University in 1990 and spent the majority of his junior and senior training on rotations in the West Midlands in the UK. He also gained invaluable training and experience were also gained during a year in a unit in Baragwanath hospital in Soweto, South Africa, and The Royal Victoria Hospital Belfast, Northern Ireland.

    Upon completion of his training, Mr. Mzimba settled in Derry/Londonderry, where he has been a consultant since 2006. His NHS practice now specialises in venous disease and interventions, primarily local anesthetic treatment of varicose veins. He is the clinical co-chair for the delivery of varicose vein services in Northern Ireland. Through this role, Mr. Mzimba has been involved in helping set up the Dedicated Elective Care Centers for varicose veins in Northern Ireland; The aim of which is to deliver high volume, high-quality venous interventions under local anaesthetic as a day case. Mr. Mzimba is also a Council member of the Venous Forum at the Royal Society of Medicine, as well as the American Venous Forum, in addition to being on the board for the British Association of Sclerotherapists.

    Mr Mzimba is experienced with venous ultrasound and is holds the Registered Phlebology Sonographer credential ( RPhS) allowing him to fully assess and plan bespoke treatment plans

    Mr. Mzimba only sees patients with venous issues, dedicating the whole of his time to Phlebology (Venous disease) which includes varicose veins, spider veins, venous skin changes and ulceration as well as venous thrombosis or clots in both deep (DVT) and superficial veins ( Phlebitis- SVT).

    Further informatiion can be found on his website http://www.veinsnorthwest.com/

    Procedures

    • Endovenous Laser Ablation (EVLA)
    • Varicose Veins Surgery
    • Endovenous Radiofrequency Ablation
    • Foam Sclerotherapy
    • Endoscopic Vein Surgery
    • Microsclerotherapy for Thread Veins
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    Special interests

    • Varicose Veins
    • Thread Veins
    • Swollen Legs
    • Chronic Venous Insufficiency
    • Deep Vein Thrombosis (Blood Clot)
    • Lipodermatosclerosis
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    Education

    Education

    MB ChB Birmingham 1990

    FRCSEd Edinburgh 1996

    FRCS(Gen.surg) joint colleges 2004

    Registered Phlebology Sonographer (RPhS) Cardiovascular Credentialing International 2019

    Memberships

    Clinical Co-Chair for the delivery of varicose veins service Northern Ireland

    Fellow of the College of Surgeons Edinburgh

    Board Member British Association of Sclerotherapists

    Council Member of the Venous Forum at the Royal Society of Medicine

    Fellow of the Vascular Society Great Britain and Ireland

    Associate member Society for Vascular Technology Great Britain and Ireland

    Fellow Society of Vascular Ultrasound

    Specialist Registration with the General and Irish Medical Councils

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    Reviews

    4.96 Overall Patient Trust rating
    Overall Experience
    5
    Bedside Manner
    4.88
    Explanation
    5
    Varicose Veins
    9/16
    Endovenous Laser Ablation (EVLA)
    8/16
    Thread Veins
    3/16
    Varicose Veins Surgery
    3/16
    Endovenous Radiofrequency Ablation
    1/16
    Foam Sclerotherapy
    1/16
    Swollen Legs
    1/16
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    Overall Experience (5/5)
    Bedside Manner (3/5)
    Explanation (5/5)
    I found the consultation enlightening as I was apprehensive about the procedure, but from the receptionist to Consultant and Nursing staff I can only praise all of them.My operation and the final outcome is great, with my vein treated ,cosmetically it looks great and I am now pain free. Thank you.
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    Overall Experience (5/5)
    Bedside Manner (5/5)
    Explanation (5/5)
    Very knowledgeable. The consultation was conducted in a friendly but professional manner. Explained everything well. I left feeling extremely content that a treatment plan is in place.
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    Overall Experience (5/5)
    Bedside Manner (5/5)
    Explanation (5/5)
    I felt very at ease and looked after. Mr Mzimba explained everything in detail and on the day of the surgery was very reassuring. The before and after of my vein surgery is great and I am very happy with the outcome.
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    Overall Experience (5/5)
    Bedside Manner (5/5)
    Explanation (5/5)
    Extremely friendly and very calming
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    Overall Experience (5/5)
    Bedside Manner (5/5)
    Explanation (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Excellent overall.
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    Overall Experience (5/5)
    Bedside Manner (5/5)
    Explanation (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Mr Mzimba was very polite, took time to explain all aspects of my query.
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    Overall Experience (5/5)
    Bedside Manner (5/5)
    Explanation (5/5)
    Very pleasant experience with Dr Mzimba. Despite me being late for my appointment he was very reassuring and accommodating. I was informed throughout the consultation and he explained everything as the scan was carried out. He answered all my questions and I was very happy. I was given information to take home which explains Endovenous Ablation. This is a well written information leaflet which is very useful and explains the procedure and the pre and post procedure care. I would highly recommend Dr Mzimba and his nursing colleague.
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    Overall Experience (5/5)
    Bedside Manner (5/5)
    Explanation (5/5)
    Very efficient and informative. Able to get an appointment in good time. Easily contactable for enquires via email. Highly recommend to anyone who would want to seek treatment for varicose veins.
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    Overall Experience (5/5)
    Bedside Manner (5/5)
    Explanation (5/5)
    Very professional & very good
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    Overall Experience (5/5)
    Bedside Manner (5/5)
    Explanation (5/5)
    Mr.Mzimba was the essence of professionalism and so understanding and accommodating in treating our son with special needs.
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    Other Reviews

    Peer recommendations

    Recommended by 2 specialists
    Mr Colin Weir
    Mr Colin Weir
    General Surgery
    Is a colleague

    "Highly skilled clinician and a leading expert in all aspects of vein disease and problems. Skilled and qualified in ultrasound assessment. Undertakes laser, injection and surgical treatment of varicose and other vein problems to the highest standards. Highly recommended "

    07-12-2021

    Recommended for:
    Varicose Veins
    Mr Alastair Lewis
    Mr Alastair Lewis
    General Surgery
    Is a colleague

    "Zola is a true expert in the assessment and management of venous disease. "

    02-02-2022

    Recommended for:
    Leg Ulcers, Painful Legs, Thread Veins

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