Mr Mark Welch

Vascular Surgeon


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After qualifying in Leeds in 1984, I trained in general and vascular surgery in Leeds and Manchester before being appointed as a Consultant General & Vascular Surgeon at Burnley General Hospital in 1998. Two years later I was invited to join the Regional Vascular Unit as a Consultant Vascular Surgeon, and I have now worked as a pure vascular surgeon at the South Manchester Teaching Hospital (UHSM) for 10 years.

In 2003 I set up the NHS satellite vascular service for Macclesfield and now single-handedly deliver the Macclesfield District General Hospital service, with a weekly clinic. I have also undertaken the following roles:

  1. Clinical Director of Vascular Surgery, UHSM, from 2000-2009
  2. Associate Medical Director for the University Hospital of South Manchester since March 2009
  3. Programme Director for Quality of Core Surgery Training, North West Deanery. I am passionate about training junior doctors and am in charge of assessments for all junior surgeons in every surgical specialty in all hospitals in the North West
  4. UHSM representative on the Higher Surgical Training Committee, North West Deanery

I perform all these roles and maintain a full clinical timetable, I am committed to excellence in the assessment and management of vascular disease. I have also written a number of research papers in the field of vascular disease.


Treatment information

Some of the principal treatments carried out by Mr Mark Welch at Spire include:

Vascular surgery

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Clinical interests

Vascular surgery

Special clinical interests: Varicose Veins, Management of recurrent varicose veins, Management of leg ulcers, Peripheral vascular disease, Assessment of leg circulation disorders, Assessment of leg swelling, Carotid surgery for stroke and TIAs, Abdominal aortic aneurysms, Endovascular surgery of aneurysms.

Current NHS posts

University Hospital of South Manchester, Wythenshawe.

Macclesfield District General Hospital.

Personal profile

I have a passion for music and particularly enjoy live concerts. I am a proud father of two children.

Financial interests

Owns 100% of the Summit Doppler 150r equipment used at Spire Regency Hospital

Contact information

Telephone 01625 505412/505406
Private secretary fax 01625 501800
Private secretary email