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- Interventional radiology
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I am a consultant vascular radiologist. I specialise in treatments using small punctures into blood vessels and navigating tiny instruments though them towards the site of the disease. This is sometimes called 'pinhole surgery'
There are many diseases that can be treated in this manner. Recovery after pinhole surgery is usually much faster than after open or even key-hole surgery. The technique has made possible many new and innovative treatments.
My main areas of interest are pinhole treatments for fibroids and ademoyosis (diseases of the uterus), treatment for cancers and other diseases of the liver and pinhole surgical management of trauma. I also have an interest in the management of deep vein thrombosis, pulmonary embolism and their consequences.
I have helped develop national standards for pinhole treatments in these areas and have ongoing related responsibilities with NICE and other professional organisations.
I firmly believe in a holistic and patient-centered approach to these complex treatments and am careful to ensure that my patients’ concerns and expectations always remain central to any treatment programme we decide to pursue.
Areas of interest
Vascular radiology; Gynaecological vascular intervention; Uterine fibroid embolisation; Liver vascular intervention; TIPS; TACE; Vascular access intervention for dialysis
- LinkedIn profile: http://uk.linkedin.com/in/drchristopherhammond
Current NHS consultant posts held
Consultant endovascular radiologist
Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust
I was the principal investigator in Leeds for the FEMME trial of embolization vs fibroid removal for uterine fibroids.
I am also an investigator in Leeds for multicentre studies of peripheral vascular disease, aortic disease, embolization for liver cancer.
My local research interests include review of outcomes after fibroid embolization and after procedures to make liver cancer surgery safer in people with small livers (portal vein embolisaiton)
Running (increasingly slowly)
Freeride and off piste skiing
Computing and informatics
(Additional) Languages spoken
- Persian (Farsi)
Hammond CJ, Nicholson AA
Chapter in ‘Grainger and Allisons Diagnostic Radiology’ (5th Edition).
Churchill Livingstone, Edinburgh, UK (ISBN: 978-0-7020-4295-9)
Hammond CJ, Nicholson AA, Watkinson A, Owen, P, Lumsden MA (Eds)
Royal College of Radiologists and Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists 2013
Clinical recommendations on the use of uterine artery embolisation (UAE) in the management of fibroids
Available at: www.rcr.ac.uk/docs/radiology/pdf/BFCR(13)_UAE_3rd.pdf
Scott DJA, Allen CJ, Honstvet CA, Haby AM, Hammond C, Johnson AB, Perry SL, Jones PF
Lymphangiogenesis in abdominal aortic aneurysm
British Journal of Surgery 100(7): 895-903. 2013
Hammond CJ, Uberoi R (Eds)
Royal College of Radiologists 2013
Guidance for fellows in implementing surgical safety checklists for radiological procedures
Available at: http://www.rcr.ac.uk/docs/radiology/pdf/BFCR(13)1_safety_checklist.pdf (accessed 18.05.2013)
Sadashivaiah J, Hammond CJ
Role of interventional radiology in the management of morbidly adherent placenta
RAD magazine 38-449: 29-30 (2012)
Foo FJ, Hammond CJ, Goldstone AR, Abuhamdiah M, Rashid ST, West RM, Nicholson AA, Scott DJAS
Agreement between Computed Tomography and Ultrasound on Abdominal Aortic Aneurysms and Implications on Clinical Decisions
European Journal of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery 42: 608 - 614 (2011)
Sadashivaiah J, Wilson R, Thein A, McLure H, Hammond CJ, Lyons G
Role of prophylactic uterine artery balloon catheters in the management of women with suspected placenta accreta
International journal of obstetric anaesthesia 20(4): 282-7 (2011)
Courses offered to GPs
Vascular radiology in the management of fibroids
Vascular radiology in the management of liver disease
New therapies for DVT, PE and their consequences
- BM BCh (Medical degree) Oxford University 1996
- MRCS (Member of the Royal College of Surgeons) RCS London 2000
- FRCR (Fellow of Royal College of Radiologists) RCR London 2007
- MA Oxford University 2000
Reference number 4329532
Details of entry to specialist register
- Clinical Radiology, 2009
Affiliations / memberships
CIRSE - Cardiovascular and Radiological Society of Europe
BSIR - British Society of Interventional Radiology
- Nuffield Health Leeds Hospital, LS1 3EB
- 18:30 - 20:00
- 0113 392 3504
- Spire Leeds Hospital, LS8 1NT
- 18:30 - 20:00
- 0113 392 3504
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.