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- Vascular surgery
I have over 40 years experience in vascular surgery, representing a unique volume and diversity of operative practice. Areas in which I continue to innovate and develop include surgery under local anaesthesia and the extended application of endarterectomy for arterial occlusion, providing effective and durable restoration of blood flow to limbs without incurring the complications associated with prosthetic grafts.
Areas of interest
Limb ischaemia; Microvascular surgery; Paediatric vascular disorders; Stroke surgery; Aneurysms; Venous disorders and varicose veins
- Kirsty Simms
- Quarry Cottage 80 Quarry Lane BIRMINGHAM B31 2PY
- 0121 475 3119
- 07768 147025
Anaesthetists worked with (Bupa members, please ask your consultant whether your anaesthetist is fee-assured)
Current NHS consultant posts held
Having retired from my full-time NHS post at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham in October 2014 I remain in private practice and hold honorary appointments as consultant vascular surgeon to QEHB, the Birmingham Children's Hospital and the Royal Orthopaedic Hospital.
Endarterectomy for limb ischaemia.
Effects of ischaemia and reconstruction on limb growth in children.
Use of sugar as a dressing to promote wound healing.
Alex Simpson Smith Award, Institute of Child Health, 1984
Lifetime Achievement Award, Vascular Society of GB & Ireland 2009
British Medical Journal
British Journal of Surgery
Annals of Vascular Surgery
Journal of Vascular & Cardiovascular Surgery
European Journal of Vascular & Endovascular Surgery
Courses offered to GPs
Varicose veins & limb swelling
Lower limb ischaemia
Role of carotid endarterectomy
No readmissions,complications or infections following varicose vein surgery recorded in past 3 years and historically low rates of recurrence (~8% at site of surgery >5y FU)
In 110 iliac endarterectomy operations for advanced limb ischaemia 2000-2014, no limbs lost.
- MB.BS University of London, St George's Hospital 1969
- FRCS Royal College of Surgeons of England 1974
- Transplantation Research Fellow Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham 1978
Professional bodies (positions held - last 3 yrs)
- FRCS RCS (Eng) 2014
Details of entry to specialist register
- General Surgery, 1984
Affiliations / memberships
European Society for Vascular & Endovascular Surgery
- BMI The Priory Hospital, B5 7UG
- 09:30 - 12:30
- 0121 440 2323
Post treatment communication
Following treatment of a Bupa member, I will communicate with GPs in line with Department of Health, GMC and appropriate professional bodies guidelines.
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