Mr Marcus Brooks: General surgery

Mr Marcus Brooks

General surgery


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  • Vascular surgery

About me

Mr Marcus Brooks is a Consultant Vascular surgeon at North Bristol NHS Trust. He is a member of the National Clinical Reference Group for Vascular Surgery (2016-).He has been Clinical Lead for the Bristol Bath Weston Vascular Network (2014-2017) and Clinical Director of the Bristol Bath Weston Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Screening Programme (2010 -2014).

Marcus has extensive experience in the management of both arterial and venous problems using minimally invasive techniques. He studied medicine at Trinity Hall in Cambridge and graduated from Cambridge University School of Medicine in 1993. Following house jobs in Cambridge, A&E at St James's Hospital Leeds and a teaching role at Oxford University he was appointed to the St Mary's Hospital London Basic Surgical Training program in 1995. In 1998, following award of the FRCS he joined Professor Nicholas Cheshire and Professor Ara Darzi at Imperial College for two years of clinical research studying organ dysfunction following complex aortic surgery. This research resulted in the award of a Medical Doctorate.

In 2000 he was appointed a Specialist Registrar on the West London Higher Surgical Training Program; spending three years in General Surgery before specialising in Vascular Surgery at St Mary's, Charing Cross and St George's Hospitals. In 2006 the award of the Peter Clifford and Moynihan Travelling Fellowships enabled him to spend time in Sweden and Australia.

In September 2007 he took up a post as Consultant Vascular Surgeon at University Hospitals Bristol. Whilst in that post he developed programs for the endovascular treatment of varicose veins and aortic aneurysm and introduced aneurysm screening.

In 2014, he led the reorganisation of regional vascular services and the development of the new Major Arterial Centre at North Bristol Trust.

This new unit, which he heads, has brought together 11 vascular surgeons to form one of the largest vascular units in England. The new unit provides specialist inpatient vascular care 24/7 for the region (1.3 million people) and a complex endovascular service for the South West of England (3.5 million people).

Member of ASGBI, VSGBI, AIVS and ESVS.

Areas of interest

Varicose vein surgery, including minimally invasive endovenous techniques (EVLA, RFA & Foam Sclerotherapy); Endovascular surgery including endovascular AAA repair (EVAR/Complex EVAR); Carotid surgery; Management of peripheral arterial disease; Management of thoracic aortic disease including aneurysm and dissection

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