Consultant Profile

Mr Gareth Tervit

Mr Gareth Tervit MB ChB, FRCS (Gen Surg)
Practicing at:
Spire Washington Hospital
  • General surgery
    • Thyroid disease
    • Vascular surgery
Special clinical interests:

Carotid artery surgery
Thyroid surgery
Laparoscopic surgery
General surgery
Excessive sweating
VNUS Procedure for varicose veins

Current NHS and /or university posts:

Consultant Vascular and General Surgeon, University Hospital of North Durham
Consultant Vascular and General Surgeon, Shotley Bridge Hospital

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

Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh
Vascular Surgical Society

Contact Details 
Telephone number to make a private appointment:
0191 4188636
Private secretary:
Private secretary telephone number:
0191 4188666 / 07889 722418
Private secretary fax:
0191 4176573
Private secretary email address:
Background Information 
Professional profile:

Mr Tervit is a Vascular and General surgeon.

He specialise in disorders of veins, arteries and also has a general surgical practice including laparoscopic cholecystectomy, hernia surgery (laparoscopic and open) and thyroid surgery. 

He has been practicing as a consultant in the North East for 11 years now- the bulk of his practice is now Vascular surgery and he has a special interest in the treatment of varicose veins. 

During his period as vascular lead for County Durham and Darlington Trust he established the trust centre for radiofrequency ablation of varicose veins (RFA also known as VNUS or Venefit) and usually practices this as the first line in the treatment of patients with varicose veins (NICE guidelines 2013).

A typical first consultation includes a clinical exam and an ultrasound scan to establish the best form of treatment for that individual patient- usually it is an endovenous treatment such as RFA- but about 10% of people are best served initially with surgery or injection sclerotherapy depending on the type, symptoms and cause of their varicosities.

Endovascular treatment is normally carried out under a local anaesthetic with the patient awake- this gives them the advantage of the patient not being fasted, walking in, having their treatment and, after a short observation period, walking out again.

Some people feel uncomfortable about a local anaesthetic procedure and if so then a general anaesthetic is easily arranged. 

Most people resume their normal activities within 24 hours.

Some patients will need further treatment on their veins, this would be decided at the initial consultation after the assessment and a discussion regarding the patients needs.

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Mr Gareth Tervit

Mr Gareth Tervit General surgery Consultant, Washington, Newcastle, Tyne and Wear, private hospital specialist.

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