Consultant Profile

Mr Nicholas Hickey

Name:
Mr Nicholas Hickey MD, MB ChB, FRCS,
Practising at:
Spire South Bank Hospital and Spire Malvern Clinic
Specialties:
  • General surgery
    • Vascular surgery
  • Vascular surgery
    Special clinical interests:
    Minimally invasive varicose vein surgery
    Microsclerotherapy of thread veins
    New, minimally invasive, endovascular treatments for varicose veins including: VNUS closure radiofrequency ablation, endovenous laser therapy and ultrasound-guided foam sclerotherapy
    Research interests:

    The efficacy of endovascular treatment for varicose veins.

    Reducing blood loss associated with varicose vein surgery, including the use of tourniquets and pre-operative infiltration with bupivacaine and adrenaline.

    Current NHS and /or university posts:
    Consultant Vascular Surgeon, Worcestershire Royal Hospital
    Year of first medical qualification:
    1984
    Current membership(s) of professional, national and regional bodies:
    The Vascular Society of Great Britain & Ireland
    European Society for Vascular Surgery
    Royal Society of Medicine Venous Forum
    Fellow, Royal College of Surgeons of England
    Association of Surgeons of Great Britain and Ireland
     
    Contact Details 
    Telephone number to make a private appointment:
    01905 362 220
    Private secretary telephone number:
    01905 760714
    Availability:
    Monday mornings
     
    Background Information 
    Professional profile:
    I am a consultant vascular surgeon with an NHS Appointment at Worcester since 1994. My arterial practice includes surgery for aortic aneurysms and carotid artery disease. I try to treat patients with intermittent claudication conservatively (non-surgically).

    My major clinical and development interest is the treatment of varicose veins. I inject thread veins using microinjection sclerotherapy techniques and am constantly striving to reduce the trauma associated with surgery from truncal varicose veins. Recent developments include the use of tourniquets and pre-operative injection of local anaesthetic and adrenaline to reduce post-operative bruising and pain. I perform my own duplex ultrasound scans in outpatients to improve assessment and treatment planning of varicose veins. In addition to conventional surgery using minimally invasive techniques I offer modern, ultrasound-guided treatments including foam sclerotherapy, Endovenous laser therapy and VNus Closure radiofrequency ablation.

    I have recently formed The Vein Clinic (TVC) with my consultant colleague Isaac Nyamekye to improve the access and flexibility of the service we provide.
    Personal profile:
    I have lived in Worcestershire since childhood. I was brought up in Worcester and returned in 1994 to take up a consultant appointment locally. I enjoy my practice. Away from medicine, I enjoy sport and spending time with my family.
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    Mr Nicholas Hickey

    Mr Nicholas Hickey General surgery & Vascular surgery Consultant, Worcester, private hospital specialist.

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