Mr Vish Bhattacharya

General surgery


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  • Vascular surgery

About me

I am a consultant in general and vascular surgery at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Gateshead since April 2002.
I am the Associate Medical Director (Safety and Quality) at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital NHS Foundation Trust in Gateshead
I was the Clinical Lead in Surgery from 2007 to 2017 before taking up a more senior management role.
I also work in University Hospital Durham where I perform aneurysm surgery and emergency vascular procedures
I am an Associate Clinical Lecturer at Newcastle University
I have done the majority of my registrar training in the North East and Mersey Deanery.
I have also done a two year vascular surgery fellowship from Seattle, Washington, USA prior to my consultant post.
I have done my basic surgical training in the North West.

Areas of interest

Keyhole surgery to remove gall bladde (laparoscopic cholecystectomy)r: Keyhole and open surgery for inguinal hernia; Varicose vein surgery; Radiofrequency ablation for varicose veins (minimally invasive);Repair of incisional and paraumbilical hernias; Keyhole surgery for hyperhidrosis (excess sweating);bypass for leg blockages;aortic aneurysm surgery; carotid surgery for stroke

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Procedures completed

  • L8530

    Operations for recurrent varicose veins with re-exploration of groin and / or popliteal fossa - unilateral - (1-5)

    Spire Washington Hospital (1-5)

  • L8700

    Ligation/stripping of long and short saphenous veins (including local excision/multiple phlebectomy) - (1-5)

    Spire Washington Hospital (1-5)

  • T2000

    Primary repair of inguinal hernia - (1-5)

    Spire Washington Hospital (1-5)

  • L8510

    Ligation/stripping of long or short saphenous vein (including local excision/multiple phlebectomy) - (1-5)

    Spire Washington Hospital (1-5)

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