Mr Vijay Gadhvi is a Consultant Vascular and General Surgeon at Spire Hartswood Hospital in Brentwood, Essex. He treats patients with vascular, venous and general surgical conditions such as hernia and gallstones.
Vijay Gadhvi takes pride in working closely with patients, their families and their GPs to provide meticulous clinical care and some of the most up-to-date treatments.
Vijay Gadhvi graduated with Honours from Barts and The London Medical School in 2000. During his undergraduate training he won the Draper's scholarship and was awarded a first class Bacelor of Science degree in physiology and anatomy.
After completing basic and higher surgical training in London and Essex, Vijay Gadhvi trained in vascular, endovascular and general surgery, working with pioneering surgeons in this field.
For his Master of Science degree at Imperial College of Technology, London, Mr Gadhvi specialised in the application of new technologies and innovations in surgery.
Vascular surgery expertise
In 2010 Vijay Gadhvi became a consultant vascular and trauma surgeon at The Royal London Hospital, where he performed the first branched endovascular repairs of complex aortic aneurysms. In 2012 he moved to Basildon and Thurrock University Hospital as a consultant vascular and general surgeon.
Vijay Gadhvi set up the minimally invasive vascular surgery programme at Basildon University Hospital. He works closely with medical technology companies and is able to offer some of the latest treatments to his patients.
Where appropriate, Mr Gadhvi uses minimally invasive techniques to treat aortic aneurysms (abdominal and thoracic), carotid disease (to prevent stroke), diabetic and peripheral vascular disease, thoracic outlet syndrome and vasculitis.
Laser treatment for varicose veins
At Spire Hartswood Hospital, Vijay Gadhvi performs endovenous laser treatment (ELT) to treat unsightly and painful varicose veins. For patients who are not suitable for endovenous laser treatment, he offers surgical varicose vein treatment.
Vijay Gadhvi uses a minimally invasive procedure to treat axillary and palmar hyperhidrosis (excessive sweating of the axilla and palms).
Vijay Gadhvi has a passion for teaching and training and helped develop the undergraduate surgery training at Queen Mary University of London. He is the lead consultant for undergraduate surgical teaching at his NHS Trust and an examiner at University College London. He is also involved in post-graduate training of surgeons preparing for their final FRCS examination. He trains other consultants in endovascular arterial surgery and endovenous laser treatment for varicose veins.