Mr Michael Gaunt
Consultant Vascular Surgeon
MB ChB, MD(Dist), MA(Cantab), FRCS
"Spire Hospitals are great places to work. I really enjoy working with dedicated staff at the Spire Cambridge Lea and the hospital has fantastic facilities."
I am a nationally and internationally recognised vascular surgeon with over 30 years’ clinical experience. My practice aims to combine the highest surgical and academic standards with a sympathetic and relaxed environment to achieve the best clinical and cosmetic results possible. I specialise in the minimally invasive treatment of varicose veins and I am one of the most experienced surgeons in the UK.
During my clinical and academic career I have won national and international awards, written several surgical textbooks and published over 120 scientific papers.
I am a friendly and approachable consultant, committed to providing excellent service to my patients.
I use minimally-invasive procedures to treat varicose veins, including endovenous laser ablation (EVLA) and ClariVein. I also treat thread veins, spider veins, red veins and facial veins. Patients also come to see me regarding venous ulceration; venous eczema; deep vein thrombosis (DVT); lymphoedema; leg swelling; phlebitis; venous and arterial disorders; peripheral vascular disease; hernias; subcutaneous lumps and bumps; axillary hyperhidrosis; sports conditions; sportsman's groin; fascial compartment syndrome. I am a friendly and approachable consultant, committed to providing excellent service to my patients.
To date, I have performed over 6,000 Endovenous Laser Ablation procedures and 600 ClariVein procedures
In addition to my clinical work, I am also proud to be a senior anatomy demonstrator at the University of Cambridge. During my clinical and academic career I have won national and international awards, written several surgical textbooks and published over 120 scientific papers in British Journal of Surgery, Journal of Vascular Surgery, European Journal of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery and Phlebology.
Executive Board (UK Representative) and Treasurer, International Society for Vascular Surgery; Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons (England); Member of the Association of Surgeons of Great Britain and Ireland; Member of the Vascular Surgical Society of Great Britain and Ireland; Fellow of the Royal Society of Medicine; Member of the Faculty of Expert Witnesses.
Some of the principal treatments carried out by Mr Michael Gaunt at Spire include:
General surgery, endovascular surgery, thread veins, spider veins, red veins, facial veins, venous eczema and venous ulceration, deep vein thrombosis (DVT), leg swelling, phlebitis, venous and arterial disorders, peripheral vascular disease, subcutaneous lumps, axillary hyperhidrosis, fascial compartment syndrome.
Spire Cambridge Lea Hospital is only able to provide Covid-19 tests to patients undergoing surgery at our hospital. Covid-19 testing or antibody tests are not available as a standalone service.
Mb ChB (Dist) / University of Leicester / 1988
Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery
FRCS(Eng), FRCS(Ed) / Royal College of Surgeons (Eng& Ed) / 1992
Fellow, Royal College of Surgeons
MD (Dist) / University of Leicester / 1996
Doctor of Medicine
MA (Cantab) / Cambridge / 2010
Master of Arts
Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of England
Executive Board (UK Representative) International Society for Vascular Surgery
Member of the Association of Surgeons of Great Britain and Ireland
Member of the Vascular Surgical Society of Great Britain and Ireland
Former Chair (8 years) Consultants' Medical Advisory Committee
Spire Cambridge Lea Hospital
Fellow of the Royal Society of Medicine
Member of the Faculty of Expert Witnesses
I was the Chairman of the Consultants' Medical Advisory Committee (MAC) at the Spire Cambridge Lea Hospital for 8 years. I am also the UK Representative of the International Society for Vascular Surgery.
Carotid artery surgery - the use of intra-operative monitoring to prevent strokes, control of blood pressure during carotid endarterectomy, aortic aneurysm stenting, thromboembolic disease, venous disease.
I am married, with two daughters. I enjoy running, keeping fit in general, watching football, reading, listening to music and walking the family's dog.