Consultant Profile

Mr Vish Bhattacharya

Mr Vish Bhattacharya MB BS, FRCS (Glas & Edin), FRCS (Gen Surg)
Practicing at:
Spire Washington Hospital
  • General surgery
    Special clinical interests:

    Laparoscopic cholecystectomy; hernia repair; carotid endarterectomy; varicose veins; femoropopliteal bypass; aortic aneurysm repair.

    Research interests:

    Graft healing and endothelialization.

    Current NHS and /or university posts:

    Consultant General and Vascular Surgeon, Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Gateshead

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

    Royal College of Surgeons of Glasgow
    British Medical Association
    Vascular Surgical Society of Great Britain and Ireland

    Contact Details 
    Telephone number to make a private appointment:
    0191 445 2197
    Private secretary:
    Private secretary telephone number:
    0191 4151272 Ext: 2324
    Private secretary fax:
    0191 4176573
    Private secretary email address:
    Personal email address:
    Background Information 
    Professional profile:

    The bulk of Mr Bhattacharya's training has been in the Mersey region and the North-east, in addition to the two years he spent as a clinical vascular fellow in Seattle.

    Mr Bhattacharya is a general surgeon with vascular interest. He performs a wide range of operations including hernia repair, varicose veins, peripheral artery bypass for ischaemia, laparoscopic surgery and endoscopy besides more complex carotid and aortic aneurysm surgery. He is the clinical lead in surgery at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Gateshead.

    Mr Bhattacharya also offers treatments for varicose veins using foam sclerotherapy and VNUS ablation under local anaesthesia. The latter version involves placing a special catheter into the diseased vein under ultrasound guidance. The tiny catheter powered by radiofrequency energy delivers heat to the vein wall thus shrinking and sealing it. The blood is rerouted to other healthy veins. A compression bandage is applied and you will be back to work within days.

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