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Alex trained at St. Georges Hospital London before completing basic general surgical training in Kent. He went on to undertake research into the effects of reperfusion injury following Aortic aneurysm repair at Northwick Park hospital and then completed his higher surgical and vascular training in the south west.
In order to persue his interest in endovenous therapies he was appointed a senior vascular and endovascular fellowship at the nationally renowned Freeman Hospital vascular unit in Newcastle and was subsequently asked to take up a consultant post there. Alex returned to the south in 2013 with his young family to assume the post of consultant vascular & endovascular surgeon at the Dorset County hospital, part of the Dorset and Wiltshire Vascular Network.
In concert with his good friend and colleague James Metcalfe, they have formed the Dorset County Vascular Group and along with their radiologists and associated specialists they continually strive to be champions for excellence and innovation for all their patients.
Areas of interest
Minimally invasive procedures for varicose veins;
Carotid surgery for the prevention of stroke;
Open and endovascular repair of aortic aneurysms;
Management of peripheral arterial disease
Current NHS consultant posts held
Consultant Vascular & Endovascular Surgeon
Dorset County Hospital
I have previously undertaken research into reducing ischaemia reperfusion injury following aortic cross clamping during aortic aneurysm repair. I continue to strive to improve patient outcomes and be a champion for quality.
Alex enjoys the great outdoors and likes nothing better than taking his family hiking, camping, kayaking or messing around on the beach.
I have been published in a number of areas including DVT diagnosis and management, antiplatelet therapy for stroke prevention, peripheral arterial disease and aortic aneurysm repair in both peer review journals and vascular text books.
Courses offered to GPs
I regularly provide talks to local GPs updating them on current Vascular practice and the modern management of varicose veins
Alex's recently published Surgeon level reporting include:
Carotid Surgery for Stroke Disease:
Stroke rates 0%
- MBBS St. Georges Hospital Medical School, London 1999
- MSc Imperial college, London 2005
- FRCS Royal College of Surgeons of England 2011
Details of entry to specialist register
- General Surgery, 2011
Affiliations / memberships
•Vascular Society of Great Britain & Ireland
•Bristish Society of Endovascular Therapy
•Royal College of Surgeons of England
- BMI The Winterbourne Hospital, DT1 2DR
- 06:00 - 14:00
- 01305 263252
Post treatment communication
In the event of an urgent query following treatment, Bupa members should use the following contact details
Mr. Alex Watson