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Last updated: 12 Nov 2020
- Vascular surgery
Colin Bicknell trained at Southampton and Imperial where he was awarded Bachelor of Medicine and Doctor of Medicine degrees. He was appointed as Senior Lecturer and Consultant Vascular Surgeon at the Imperial Vascular Unit, London in 2009 and is presently Head of Specialty for Vascular Surgery.
He is a Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of England and a member of the Vascular Surgical Society of Great Britain and Ireland, the British Society of Endovascular Therapy, the Royal Society of Medicine and the European Society of Vascular Surgery.
Clinically, his expertise encompasses the full range of vascular conditions requiring surgical and medical attention.
These include aortic, carotid artery, upper limb arterial and lower limb arterial, lymphatic and venous disease. His specialist interests are complex aneurysm repair and minimally invasive endovascular surgery for a wide range of vascular conditions including aneurysms and laser vein surgery.
Mr Bicknell's research interests are primarily in the field of minimally invasive vascular surgery directly improving outcomes for patients using the application of novel technologies to improve surgical techniques and improving safety within the operating theatre. He has explored the advantages of robotic endovascular catheters in the vascular tree, and leads the research programme exploring methods to prevent error occurring during vascular procedures.
Areas of interest
aortic aneurysms; thorax-abdominal aortic aneurysms; carotid surgery; lower limb arterial disease; varicose vein surgery; lymphedema; thoracic outlet syndrome
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- Vascular Secretaries Office Waller Cardiac Building St Mary's Hospital Praed Street London W2 1NY
- 020 7096 0168
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- Ground Floor, Rockwood House 9-17 Perrymount Road Haywards Heath RH16 3TW
- 020 3384 1952
Anaesthetists worked with
Mr Colin Bicknell has worked with Dr Elizabeth Ashley at the following hospitals:
- St Mary's Hospital - Lindo Wing (1-5)
Mr Colin Bicknell has worked with Dr Peter Williamson at the following hospitals:
- St Mary's Hospital - Lindo Wing (1-5)
Current NHS consultant posts held
Robotic and 3D navigational strategies to enhance endovascular interventions. Reducing error in vascular and endovascular surgery.
Clinical trials in vascular surgery including the influence of ACE inhibitors on aneurysm growth and aortic aneurysm stent graft trials.
Tennis, Greek, Football and Cricket in no particular order.
(Additional) Languages spoken
- Greek, Modern - Basic
Renal dysfunction and prolonged visceral ischaemia increase mortality rate after suprarenal aneurysm repair. Bicknell CD, Cowan AR, Kerle MI, Mansfield AO, Cheshire NJ, Wolfe JH. Br J Surg. 2003 Sep;90(9):1142-6.
Treatment of complex aneurysmal disease with fenestrated and branched stent grafts. Bicknell CD, Cheshire NJ, Riga CV, Bourke P, Wolfe JH, Gibbs RG, Jenkins MP, Hamady M. Eur J Vasc Endovasc Surg. 2009 Feb;37(2):175-81.
Identification of patient safety improvement targets in successful vascular and endovascular procedures: analysis of 251 hours of complex arterial surgery. Albayati MA, Gohel MS, Patel SR, Riga CV, Cheshire NJ, Bicknell CD. Eur J Vasc Endovasc Surg. 2011 Jun;41(6):795-802.
An evaluation of the effect of an angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitor on the growth rate of small abdominal aortic aneurysms: a randomized placebo-controlled trial (AARDVARK).
Bicknell CD, Kiru G, Falaschetti E, Powell JT, Poulter NR; AARDVARK Collaborators.
Eur Heart J. 2016 Nov 7;37(42):3213-3221.
Courses offered to GPs
I would be delighted to arranged seminars or lectures on the subject of modern vascular treatments on request
Outcomes (checked and approved by medical professional body)
Please click on this link if you would like to see information about this healthcare professional’s performance compared to their peers, as published by their medical professional body.https://www.vsqip.org.uk/surgeon-outcomes/trust/imperial-college-healthcare-nhs-trust/#aaa-repair
A transparent discussion of outcomes specific to the relevant surgery is welcomed during an outpatient visit.
- Medical degree Southampton University 1996
- Doctor of Medicine Imperial College London 2003
Reference number 4319889
Affiliations / memberships
Vascular Society of Great Britain and Ireland, European Society of Vascular Surgery, British Society of Endovascular Therapy, Royal Society of Medicine.
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
Contact Hasema Patel on 02070960168 or in an emergency 111 or the ambulance and ask them to contact the Imperial Vascular Unit at St Mary's Hospital, London.
Other ways of contacting me
I can be contacted directly using Skype. My Skype ID is: colinbicknell