Mr Ian E Hawthorn

General surgery


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Specialises in

  • General
  • Vascular surgery

About me

My practice is predominantly vascular with particular emphasis on aortic surgery, carotid endartectomy and peripheral bypass surgery. A large bulk of my work is made up of varicose vein surgery in particularly treatment of varicose veins including Endovenous Surgery such as Radiofrequency Ablation (VNUS).

My general surgical practice comprises open and laparoscopic hernia repair and laparoscopic cholecystectomy of which I perform over 90 annually.

My medical education was in London at Charing Cross Hospital Medical School Graduating in 1980. Following this I pursued a career as a surgeon in the Royal Air Force reaching the rank of Wing Commander and enjoying postings in Germany, Cyprus and Belize.

My higher specialist training involved time as a senior registrar in NHS hospitals as well as service hospitals, and my vascular training was in Sheffield.

I retired from the RAF in 1995 and took up a Consultant Surgeon post with North Durham Healthcare NHS Trust. I am now heavily involved in surgical training;
I represent the trust on the Regional Specialist Training Committee for General Surgery. Additionally I am a senior examiner for the MRCS examination at the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh, both in the UK and abroad.
I examine in the FRCS exit examination and sit on the Vascular Advisory Board for the JCIE.
I am a Regional Surgical Advisor for the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh.
I have recently retired from the post of Lead Clinician in General Surgery for the County Durham & Darlington NHS Foundation Trust after 4 years.

I sit on the Medical Advisory Committee of the Spire Washington Hospital.

Areas of interest

Vascular Surgery;Arterial Surgery;Carotid Surgery;Aortic Surgery;Limb Bypass Surgery;Venous Surgery;Varicose Vein Surgery;Endovenous Surgery;Radiofrequency Ablation
General Surgery:Laporoscopic GallBladder Surgery;Open and laporoscopic Hernia Repair

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Procedures completed

  • AA612

    US guided varicose veins inclusive of US mapping - Unilateral - (5-50)

    Spire Washington Hospital (5-50)

  • L8542

    Radiofrequency ablation of single venous trunk +/- phlebectomies - unilateral - (5-50)

    Spire Washington Hospital (1-5)

  • L8541

    Radiofrequency ablation of more than one venous trunk +/- phlebectomies - bilateral - (1-5)

    Spire Washington Hospital (1-5)

  • J1830

    Laparoscopic cholecystectomy - (1-5)

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