Consultant Profile

Mr Mark Tomlinson

Mr Mark Tomlinson MBBS, FRCS (ENg), FRCS (Gen Surg)
Practicing at:
Spire Fylde Coast Hospital
  • General surgery
    • Endocrine surgery
    • Endovascular surgery
    • Laparoscopic surgery
    • Vascular surgery
  • Vascular surgery
    Special clinical interests:
    • Varicose Veins: modern minimally invasive treatments including endovenous ablation, phlebectomies, sclerotherapy & microsclerotherapy 
    • Hernia & Gallbladder surgery
    • Minor lumps, bumps, skin lesions, cysts & nail surgery: local anaesthetic
    • Excessive sweating (Hyperhidrosis): medical treatments & surgical sympathectomy
    • Laparoscopic surgery: complex hernias, gallstones, adhesions, adrenalectomy
    • Thyroid, Parathyroid & Adrenal surgery: treatment of overactive glands, nodules, cysts & swellings including suspected cancer with minimally invasive & day case surgical techniques
    Current NHS and /or university posts:
    • Consultant General, Vascular & Endocrine Surgeon, University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay NHS FT
    • Honorary Lecturer, Lancaster Medical School, University of Lancaster
    • Trust Specialty Training Lead (Royal College Tutor), Lancaster Royal Infirmary
    • Chair of Thyroid Cancer Network Site Specific Group, Lancs & S.Cumbria Cancer Network
    Year of first medical qualification:
    Current membership(s) of professional, national and regional bodies:
    • Fellow Royal College of Surgeons of England
    • Member of The Association of Surgeons of Great Britain & Ireland
    • Member of The Vascular Society of GB & Ireland
    • Member of The British Association of Endocrine & Thyroid Surgeons
    Contact Details 
    Telephone number to make a private appointment:
    0800 092 9601or 01253 308 031
    Friday afternoon, weekly by appointment
    Background Information 
    Professional profile:

    Mr Tomlinson offers consultations for a wide range of surgical problems to assess, diagnose and discuss treatment options with patients.

    He embraces new technology and minimally invasive techniques for the benefit of his patients, offering day case and out-patient procedures, often under local anaesthesia for most conditions, with early return to active lifestyles and work. He is trained in delicate microvascular & specialist Endocrine procedures, ultrasound guided endovenous procedures, general laparoscopic abdominal surgery, and minor plastic dermatological surgery.

    He now specializes in three main areas:

    • modern varicose vein treatments, foam sclerotherapy & micro-injection of thread veins;
    • hernia & gall bladder surgery, and general day case procedures including removal of skin lumps, bumps, cysts, lipomas and nail problems.
    • thyroid, parathyroid & adrenal surgery including re-operative surgery

    He trained in London, and has been an NHS Consultant Surgeon in Lancaster since 2005. He was clinical lead for vascular surgery for  seven years, performed a full range of major arterial surgery and introduced endovenous ablation surgery in 2008.

    He has been Lead Thyroid & Endocrine surgeon for  over ten years performing minimally invasive Thyroid, Adrenal & Parathyroid surgery.  He performs a full range of scheduled general abdominal surgery for hernias, gallstones and day surgery minor procedures, and provides Consultant emergency general surgical service also. He is also Surgical Tutor at the present time.

    Personal profile:

    Mr Tomlinson has been married for over 20 years and has two teenage children. Outside work he enjoys time with his family and friends and he leads an active lifestyle playing squash, walking our Labrador, swimming and more recently scuba diving. He enjoys sports, good food and wine, convivial company and travels to new places when possible.

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    Mr Mark Tomlinson

    Mr Mark Tomlinson Vascular surgery & General surgery Consultant, Blackpool, Lancashire, private hospital specialist.

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