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Toby Richards is Professor of Surgery at UCL. He is a practicing Vascular Surgeon at UCH and the Royal Free Hospitals.
Professor Richards leads the latest advances and techniques in vascular surgery. Including; minimally invasive treatment of varicose veins, advanced vein reconstruction for DVT as well as arterial disease.
Professor Richards is one of the first dedicated specialist vascular surgeons in the UK. He
only does vascular disease and dual trained in open vascular and intervention by endovascular angioplasty and stenting He able to offer the full range of therapies to patients.
Professor Richards leads the Carotid Artery surgery program for stroke prevention and integrally involved in the management of AAA and peripheral artery disease.
Professor Richards is a key opinion leader, has a large team leading research and latest advances in vascular surgery. The Richards team has over 500 international presentations and publications.
Areas of interest
Vascular surgery; Varicose veins and venous surgery for DVT; Lymphodema; AAA and Endovascular surgery for abdominal aortic aneurysms; Intermittent claudication; Carotid surgery for stroke prevention; Diabetic foot disease
- Alison Smith
- Veincare C/O London Medical 49 Marylebone High Street W1U 5HJ
- 07800 995906
Anaesthetists worked with (Bupa members, please ask your consultant whether your anaesthetist is fee-assured)
Current NHS consultant posts held
University College Hospital
Royal Free Hospital
Angioplasty in PVDx
Wound Healing, molecular biology
North London Lead for Carotid Surgery
The Role of Intravenous Iron therapy for anaemia
Human performance and mitochondrial function
Optimisation of people for Surgery
Professor Richards leads 9 PhD students and has received over £5million of funding to lead research internationally since 2010. He specialises in clinical trials for patient benefit.
New World Wines
Visiting Professor Monash University, Melbourne 2017
Professor of Surgery UCL 2015
Honorary Professor Monash University, Melbourne 2016.
19 further academic awards since 2010
Royal College of Surgeons Scholarship
Oxford University 'teacher of the year'
Distinction in Medicine UCL
Merit in Medicine St Batholomews
Professor Richards has over 100 international presentations - please see google for full details: https://scholar.google.co.uk/citations?user=tfTSt5wAAAAJ&hl=en
Top 5 papers: -
Goode, S. D., Chowdhury, A., Crockett, M., Beech, A., Simpson, R., Richards, T., . . . Braithwaite, B. D. (2010). Laser and radiofrequency ablation study (LARA study): a randomised study comparing radiofrequency ablation and endovenous laser ablation (810 nm).. Eur J Vasc Endovasc Surg, 40(2), 246-253. doi:10.1016/j.ejvs.2010.02.026
Leading trial showing superiority of new minimally invasive treatment for varicose veins
Hachach-Haram, N., Bystrzonowski, N., Kanapathy, M., Smith, O., Harding, K., Mosahebi, A., & Richards, T. (2016). A prospective, multicentre study on the use of epidermal grafts to optimise outpatient wound management. International Wound Journal. doi:10.1111/iwj.12595
Latest advance and technology in wound healing
D Doig, EL Turner, J Dobson, RL Featherstone, GJ de Borst, G Stansby, ... Richards, T. (2016). Risk Factors For Stroke, Myocardial Infarction, or Death Following Carotid Endarterectomy: Results From the International Carotid Stenting Study. European Journal of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery 50 (6), 688-694
Detailed analysis of risks for carotid artery surgery
Preoperative anaemia and postoperative outcomes in non-cardiac surgery: a retrospective cohort study. Musallam KM, Tamim HM, Richards T, Spahn DR, Rosendaal FR, Habbal A, Khreiss M, Dahdaleh FS, Khavandi K, Sfeir PM, Soweid A, Hoballah JJ, Taher AT, Jamali FR. Lancet. 2011 Oct 15;378(9800):1396-407. doi: 10.1016/S0140-6736(11)61381-0. Epub 2011 Oct 5.
Cited >300 times to date, a pivotal paper in the recognition of preoperative anaemia and need to change clinical practice
Patient blood management in Europe. Shander A, Van Aken H, Colomina MJ, Gombotz H, Hofmann A, Krauspe R, Lasocki S, Richards T, Slappendel R, Spahn DR. Br J Anaesth. 2012 Jul;109(1):55-68. doi: 10.1093/bja/aes139. Epub 2012 May 24.
Cited >120 times this is the original paper and most quoted on PBM that call for change in practice throughout Europe
Courses offered to GPs
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Outcomes (checked and approved by medical professional body)
Please click on this link if you would like to see information about this healthcare professional’s performance compared to their peers, as published by their medical professional body.https://www.vsqip.org.uk/
Professor Richards focuses on patient satisfaction. All patients have direct access to Mr Richards by phone or email at all times for any questions. Following consultation, regular communication continues by email and after any procedure with telephone follow up the day after and a routine follow up at 4-6 weeks.
Patients are provided will full information about their condition to ensure they have the right procedure for their problem.
Most of Mr Richards's referrals are word of mouth from previous patients
- Professor of Surgery UCL 2015
- Consultant Vascular Surgeon UCH & Royal Free Hospitals 2009
- Senior Lecturer in Surgery UCL 2009
- Fellow Royal College of Surgeons RCS England 2007
- MD University of London 2007
- Member Royal College of Surgeons RCS England 1999
- MBBS with disctinction St Batholomews 1995
- BSc Anatomy UCL 1992
- Endovascular fellowship St vincents Melbourne 2008
- Vascular Surgery fellowship Nottingham 2007
- Specialist Registrar in Vascular Surgery Oxford 2003
Reference number 4192466
Professional bodies (positions held - last 3 yrs)
- Board and Scientific commitee NATA 2016
- Vascular Research Committee Royal college of Surgeons of England 2016
Affiliations / memberships
NATA - Network for Advancement of Transfusion Alternatives Board Member
Royal College of Surgeons Joint Vascular Research Collaborative.
Vascular Society (GB)
Society Vascular Surgery (USA)
European Society Vascular and Endovascular Surgery
British Society for Endovascular Therapies
British Blood Transfusion Society
UK National Audit Committee for blood transfusion management
SABM - Society for the Advancement of Blood Management
NATA - Network for Advancement of Transfusion Alternatives
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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.
In the event of an urgent query following treatment, Bupa members should use the following contact details
Please contact Alison Smith directly 07800995906
Other ways of contacting me
I can be contacted directly using Skype. My Skype ID is: tobyrichardsalisonsmith