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- Vascular surgery
I have been a Consultant Vascular Surgeon in Cambridge since 2012 and I am a recognised expert in the treatment of varicose veins, leg ulcers and deep vein disorders. I have been actively involved in research into venous disorders for 15 years and speak regularly at national and international conferences.
I specialise in the treatment of varicose veins, thread veins and deep vein disorders. I regularly use the latest minimally invasive treatments for varicose veins (including radiofrequency ablation, glue treatment and foam sclerotherapy) and the latest stenting technology for narrowed or blocked deep veins. Working in one of the busiest Vascular units in the UK, I also have extensive experience in the assessment and treatment of aortic / iliac aneurysms, peripheral arterial disease / claudication and carotid disease.
Over the last 10 years, I have performed over 1,000 keyhole varicose vein procedures. Having worked in specialist leg ulcer clinics and conducted a number of research studies, I have specific expertise in the holistic treatment of skin damage and leg ulcers due to venous disease.
I maintain a very active research program and hold an Honorary Senior Lectureship at Imperial College London and Associate Lectureship at the University of Cambridge.
I work as a trainer and advisor to junior and senior doctors, to learn the latest procedures and techniques to treat varicose veins and diseased deep veins.
Areas of interest
Varicose veins; thread veins; leg ulcers; endovenous treatment; radiofrequency ablation; cyanoacrylate glue closure; post-thrombotic syndrome; aortic aneurysm; peripheral vascular disease
Current NHS consultant posts held
Consultant Vascular & Endovascular Surgeon, Cambridge University Hospitals (Addenbrooke's Hospital), & West Suffolk Hospital
Over the last 15 years, I have maintained a strong research interest in the treatment of varicose veins and complex venous disease. I have authored >70 peer reviewed scientific papers, presented at national / international meetings >100 times and supervised MD and PhD degrees. I am an expert reviewer for venous grant applications and publications.
Outside work, I live with my wife and 2 children. We enjoy cycling, travelling and music.
I have been an applicant for research grant awards >£3m from government and commercial funding bodies.
Multiple prizes for venous presentations and awards for undergraduate and postgraduate students I have supervised.
>70 Peer reviewed scientific papers and >25 invited book chapters.
I am part of the writing committee for European guidelines for the management of venous disease.
Outcomes (checked and approved by medical professional body)
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- MB ChB University of Bristol 1999
- MD University of Bristol 2007
- FRCS Royal College of Surgeons (Eng) 2009
- FEBVS European Board of Vascular Surgery 2012
- Vascular Society / Cook Endovascular Fellowship Brighton 2011
Details of entry to specialist register
- Specialist Registration, 2012
Affiliations / memberships
Royal College of Surgeons Of England
Royal Society of Medicine (Venous Forum)
British Society of Endovascular Therapy
Vascular Society of Great Britain & Ireland
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
Sue Sanalitro 01223 479024