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I am a consultant Vascular and Endovascular Surgeon at the Manchester Royal Infirmary, The Alexandra BMI Hospital and Spire Manchester Hospital. I was one of the first of a new generation of vascular surgeons to be also appointed as an endovascular (keyhole) surgeon. Besides being experienced in complex open vascular surgery I have also undergone specific training in endovascular (keyhole) surgery.

My special area of interest is the management of aortic aneurysms using minimally invasive techniques. I have gained a reputation for successfully treating patients with aortic aneurysms that had been turned down by other centers.

Last year I treated over 50 patients with aneurysms. This series included the first patient in Greater Manchester to receive endovascular (keyhole) treatment for an aneurysm of the aorta that extended to involve the arteries to the kidneys . I introduced the Zenith Endovascular Stent-graft for the treatment of abdominal aortic aneurysms to Greater Manchester. I have the largest UK experience with the recently introduced Zenith Iliac Bifurcated Side-branch (ZBIS) Device for the treatment of aorto-iliac aneurysms. Unlike other keyhole techniques currently used to treat such aneurysms, the use of this device does not put the patient at risk of impotence, buttock pain on walking and pelvic ischaemia. In April 2008, I deployed the 1,000th Zenith Iliac Bifurcated Device at Manchester Royal Infirmary. I am Cook’s European proctor for this device and have introduced it to Scotland, Ireland and Portugal

I am a member of the editorial board of the Journal of Surgical Research and the Annals of Vascular Surgery. My publications for last year include:

1.     Intimal neovascularisation is a prominent feature of atherosclerotic plaques in diabetic patients with critical limb ischaemia. European Journal of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery 2007; 33: 319-324

2.     An alternative to aorto-uni-iliac EVAR and femoro-femoral crossover in a patient having an aorto-iliac aneurysm with an occluded external iliac artery. European Journal of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery 2007; 33: 575-577

 

3.     All patients benefit equally from a supervised exercise programme for claudicants Journal of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery 2007; 41: 212-216

 

4.     EVAR in patients with common iliac artery aneurysms - Initial experience with the Zenith Bifurcated Iliac Side Branch Device. Journal of Vascular Surgery 2007; 46: 211-217