Consultant Profile

Mr R Chandrasekar

Mr R Chandrasekar MB BS, FRCS, FRCS Ed
Practicing at:
Spire Murrayfield Hospital Wirral
  • General surgery
    • Hernia repair surgery
    • Vascular surgery
Special clinical interests:

Laser treatment of varicose veins, stroke prevention surgery, limb-saving bypass surgery and minimally invasive aneurysm surgery.

Research interests:
Carotid surgery - general versus local anaesthetic
Current NHS and /or university posts:
Consultant General and Vascular Surgeon, Wirral Hospitals NHS Trust
Year of first medical qualification:
Current membership(s) of professional, national and regional bodies:
Fellowship of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh
Vascular Surgical Society of Great Britain and Ireland
Contact Details 
Telephone number to make a private appointment:
0151 929 5181
Private secretary telephone number:
0151 604 7054
Personal email address:
Background Information 
Professional profile:

I joined the Wirral Hospitals Trust as a Consultant in August 2003. I spent nearly 4 years in the two main regional vascular units in Belfast, serving a total population of 1.5 million. Not surprisingly, the units, among the largest in the UK, undertook a huge volume and variety of vascular surgery.

Varicose veins:
One of my main interests, which I will be offering at Spire Hospitals, is the modern management of varicose veins. I offer Laser treatment of varicose veins in addition to providing the whole range of other options in the management of this condition.

I introduced the Laser Treatment of Varicose veins in my hospital and this has revolutionised the treatment of this condition. This is a minimally invasive treatment of veins without the need for a sizeable surgical scar. The procedure is well liked by patients as it is cosmetically attractive and is effective is getting rid of the veins.

The assessment of the patient includes a detailed scan of the vein which I do personally at the time of the Consultation, so that it is a One Stop Assessment Clinic. This scan gives me a detailed ‘road map’ of the veins, based on which treatment options can be discussed.

There is no one method of treating veins and it is important to take into consideration what the wishes of the patients are. I use diagrams to provide a detailed explanation of the problem, without technical jargon, which a lay person can easily understand. I take into account the needs and expectations of the patients and offer advise on the methods of treatment that will be effective for that particular patient.

Arterial diseases:
Open repairs of abdominal aortic aneurysms (dilatation of the main blood vessel in the tummy) have traditionally involved a long incision extending along the whole length of the abdomen, from the lower end of the breast bone to the just above the pubic bone. My expertise is in performing this operation, using an incision less than half the normal length, in most instances.

Restoration of extremely poor circulation to legs may need complex intervention. The treatment needs a judicious balance of various modalities of treatment. My intense training has enabled me to offer aggressive management of such conditions.

I routinely perform carotid endarterectomies (stroke-prevention surgery) under a local anaesthetic, the perceived advantage being that the small risk associated with a general anaesthetic in some patients, is overcome.

I provide vascular access surgery for patients with kidney failure to enable them to have dialysis.

Personal profile:

I am interested in photography and owning my first Nikon was a memorable event. I have now upgraded (or downgraded!!) into digital photography and manipulation of the images in the computer are fascinating. I love woodworking and am now devoting time to be in the workshop. I am a keen cricketer and have represented my University. I am not doing very well in playing football with my son and the age gap is increasingly showing but I am teaching him a thing or two about cricket!!

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Mr R Chandrasekar

Mr R Chandrasekar General surgery Consultant, Wirral, Merseyside, private hospital specialist.

Lunchtime Surgery Visit Service at Spire Murrayfield

Spire Murrayfield, Wirral offers GP's and other Healthcare Professionals the opportunity to arrange for Mr R Chandrasekar, Consultant General Surgeon, to visit their surgery, at a pre-arranged date, to give an in-depth presentation, with the opportunity to ask questions afterwards. Certificates of Attendance will be issued to ALL who attend.

Current Topics:

  • I cannot feel the foot pulses - what should I do?
  • Claudication - What can be done at the GP's surgery?
  • Diabetic foot - To whom should I refer?

Availability: Tuesday Lunchtime.

Please email: to arrange a convenient date.

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