Consultant Profile

Mr Mark McCarthy

Mr Mark McCarthy MB ChB, PhD, FRCS Eng, FRCS Ed
Practicing at:
Spire Leicester Hospital
  • General surgery
    • Vascular surgery
Special clinical interests:

Aortic aneurysms. Carotid disease. Peripheral vascular disease. Minimally invasive treatment of varicose veins. Thoracic outlet syndrome and hyperhidrosis (excessive sweating) and facial flushing.

Research interests:


Currently looking into the use of simulators to enhance surgical training. 

Current NHS and /or university posts:

Consultant Vascular and Endovascular Surgeon,  University Hospitals of Leicester
Honorary Senior Lecturer, University Hospitals of Leicester

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

Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeon of England
Fellow of the Royal of Surgeons of Edinburgh
Member of the Vascular Surgical Society of GB and Ireland
Member of the European Society of Vascular Surgery
Council Member of the British Society of Endovascular Therapy

Contact Details 
Telephone number to make a private appointment:
0116 265 3685
Private secretary:
Karen Holt
Private secretary telephone number:
0116 274 1178
Private secretary fax:
0116 274 1861
Personal email address:
Thursday pm
Background Information 
Professional profile:

Mr McCarthy is a full time practising vascular specialist who deals with both arterial and venous disease.  He qualified in Medicine from the University of Birmingham and moved to Leicester to undertake research in the field of vascular surgery.  He then became a clinical lecturer at the University of Leicester and completed his training in 2002 and is now part of a highly successful vascular unit based at the Leicester Royal Infirmary which is recognised both nationally and internationally as a centre of excellence.  In any given month Mr McCarthy will see over 150 patients per month in both the NHS and private sector.

Mr McCarthy is recognised as specialist within his field and is referred patients with both arterial and venous disease from all over the Midlands region. Mr McCarthy has pioneered the use of minimally invasive varicose vein surgery in Leicestershire.

Personal profile:

Vascular surgery is a large part of Mr McCarthy's life and is a discipline that requires physical and mental fitness. This well being is maintained by spending as much time with his family as possible and also pursuing varied hobbies; these including cycling, mountaineering, tennis, member of the RSC, men's welfare, golf, fly fishing and learning and teaching martial arts (which he does with his children).

As well as being a committed practising surgeon he is also a dedicated surgical trainer and currently supervises over forty surgical trainees in their chosen careers.  Mr McCarthy is also involved with surgical training in Gondor, Ethopia.

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Mr Mark McCarthy

Mr Mark McCarthy General surgery Consultant, Leicester, private hospital specialist.

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