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- Vascular surgery
Having grown up in the New Forest, I read Medicine at Leicester University Medical School. After qualification, I took up a teaching appointment at Oxford University. I then trained in vascular surgery in Oxford University associated hospitals, Hammersmith Hospital (Royal Postgraduate Medical School), Leicester University, Newcastle upon Tyne and Sydney, Australia. I also developed a vascular laboratory at Leicester, where I pursued my research into the assessment of vein function. For this original research I was awarded my Doctorate in Medicine (MD).
I moved back home to the south coast in 1998 at the age of 34 as consultant vascular surgeon where my thoughtful, considered approach to surgical conditions, and attention to detail have earned the appreciation of patients and colleagues.
My philosophy is to provide you with a comprehensive and thorough assessment drawing on my wide experience; thoughtful and considered advice after listening carefully to your concerns; treatment carried out with attention to detail and follow up during your recovery with consideration and care. I am driven to excellence in patient management and find patients appreciation the highest personal reward for meticulous care.
Away from work, I enjoy sharing the company of my two children. Thomas is an electronic engineer and Olivia is studying to be a veterinary nurse. Sailing and music are also important. I am president of Portsmouth music club and became a patron of London Symphony Orchestra in 2015. I qualified LRSM in piano performance in 2015. My partner, Jolanta is an aesthetic nurse with a practice spanning Hampshire and Dorset.
Areas of interest
Varicose veins • Hernias, including inguinal hernia; Vascular surgery; Thread / spider veins; Lipomas; Hyperhidrosis (excessive sweating); leg ulcers
- Mary Cartwright
- Spire Portsmouth Hospital Bartons Road HAVANT PO9 5NP
- 023 9245 6004
- Pat Darty
- Spire Southampton Hospital Chalybeate Close SOUTHAMPTON SO16 6UY
- 023 8076 4320
Video and telephone consultations
- Offers video and telephone consultations
Anaesthetists worked with
Current NHS consultant posts held
Consultant Vascular and General Surgeon, University Hospital, Southampton
My research to date focused mainly on developing methods of investigating varicose veins and vein function.
Current interests are new methods of vein treatment including tiny thread veins.
Music (LRSM in piano performance, President of Portsmouth Music Club)
Two NHS awards for clinical excellence
British Journal of Surgery
Annals of the Royal College of Surgeons of England
European Journal of Vascular Surgery
Courses offered to GPs
I regularly give interactive talks on vascular topics to General Practitioners, other health care professionals and the public.
Please contact me if you would like me to visit your practice.
- Licentiate of the Royal Schools of Music (LRSM) Royal Schools of Music 2013
- MD University of Leicester 1998
- MB ChB University of Leicester 1986
- FRCS (England) Royal College of Surgeons of England 1990
- FRCS (Gen Surg) Royal Colleges of Surgeons 1998
- Fellowship in Vascular Surgery St George Hospital, Sydney 1994
Reference number 3115950
Professional bodies (positions held - last 3 yrs)
- Member medical advisory committee Spire Portsmouth Hospital 2017
Details of entry to specialist register
- General Surgery (Vascular interest), 1998
Affiliations / memberships
Fellow Royal College of Surgeons of England
Member Vascular Surgical Society of Great Britain and Ireland
Member Association of Surgeons of Great Britain and Ireland
Board member of British Association of Sclerotherapists
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 call the hospital where you were treated. They will contact me.