Consultant Profile

Mr Zahid Raza

Mr Zahid Raza MB ChB (Dundee), FRCS(Ed), FRCS(Gen)
Practicing at:
Spire Edinburgh Hospitals, Spire Murrayfield Edinburgh
  • Vascular surgery
    Special clinical interests:

    Varicose veins (primary and recurrent)
    Renal vascular access lower limb bypass surgery
    Claudication and management
    Aortic surgery
    Carotid surgery
    Amputation surgery

    Research interests:

    Wound healing in vascular surgery, amputation level selection, aortic aneurysms and medical management of intermittent claudication.

    Current NHS and /or university posts:

    Consultant Vascular Surgeon, Edinburgh Royal Infirmary, Lothian University Hospitals NHS Trust
    Honorary Senior Lecturer in Vascular Surgery, University of Edinburgh

    Year of first medical qualification:
    Current membership(s) of professional, national and regional bodies:

    Vascular Society
    Vascular Access Society
    European Society for Vascular Surgery

    Contact Details 
    Telephone number to make a private appointment:
    0131 316 2530
    Private secretary telephone number:
    0131 316 2514
    Personal email address:
    Murrayfield: Alternate Sat 10am-12pm. Shawfair Park: Alternate Tue 2pm-4pm
    Background Information 
    Professional profile:

    My NHS and private work is purely vascular. This includes arterial reconstruction and venous surgery work. My special interests include varicose veins, renal access (fistulas) under local anaesthesia and major arterial work including distal bypass for limb salvage.

    I have had extensive training in vascular surgery at Dundee, Edinburgh and Hull prior to my current consultant appointment at the New Royal Infirmary, Edinburgh.

    Personal profile:

    Apart from operating on and assessing vascular patients I actively participate in research and audit of vascular surgery.

    I am married to Raheela (a dentist) and have two young boys. My outside interests (time permitting!) include squash, cricket and travelling.

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