Mr David Lewis

Vascular Consultant

MB ChB, MD, EBSQ(vasc), FRACS, FRACS(vasc), FRCS


Specialises in

  • Vascular surgery
  • Varicose vein treatment
  • Thread vein treatment

I am a Consultant Vascular and Endovascular Surgeon at the Royal Gwent Hospital. Before being persuaded to move to Wales I worked at The Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh (2011 - 2016) and prior to this I was A/Professor and Consultant Vascular Surgeon at the University of Otago, Christchurch School of Medicine, New Zealand for seven years. In New Zealand I served on the Clinical Board and Credentialing Committee of The Canterbury District Health Board and was a founding Director of a successful Vascular Private Practice; Christchurch Vascular Group.

I have a great deal of experience in both open and endovascular procedures and submit all my operative data to The National Vascular Registry. I have taught many colleagues to perform Endovascular Aneurysm Repair (EVAR) and Endovenous Ablation Therapy; Endovenous Laser Therapy (EVLT), Radiofrequency Ablation of Varicose Veins (RFA) and Ultrasound Guided Injection Foam Sclerotherapy (UGS). I started performing endovenous treatment in 2007 since when I have performed many hundreds of these procedures.

I have a strong interest and track record in vascular surgical education and training. I have been a faculty member on many vascular surgical training courses in the UK, Europe and Australasia. I sat on The Advisory Board of The Academy of Surgical Educators at The Royal Australasian College of Surgeons and currently sit on the Vascular Speciality Advisory Committee to The Joint Committee on Surgical Training.

My MD Thesis was on the management of patients with intermittent claudication and I have maintained a keen interest on this topic since. I have also published on and led quality improvement projects on the management of carotid artery disease.As well as previous academic positions in New Zealand (A/Professor) and Edinburgh (Honorary Senior Lecturer) I have published >60 papers in peer reviewed journals.

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General Medical Council Number: C3489660

Treatment information

Some of the principal treatments carried out by Mr David Lewis at Spire include:

Vascular surgery

Other treatments

  • Carotoid surgery
  • Carotid endarterectomy
  • Radiofrequency ablation for varicose veins
  • Aortofemoral bypass
  • Endovascular treatment
  • Artery assessment

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Clinical interests

Endovascular surgery

Qualification and professional memberships

FRACS (Section of Vascular Surgery) / Australia / 2008
Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons (Section of Vascular Surgery)

Fellow of the European Board of Vascular Surgery / Europe / 2005
Fellow of the European Board of Vascular Surgery

MB ChB / Bristol / 1991
Bachelor of Medicine Bachelor of Surgery

FRCS / England / 1996
Fellow of The Royal College of Surgeons of England

Fellow of The Royal College of Surgeons (Intercollegiate) / Intercollegiate / 2003
Fellow of The Royal College of Surgeons (Intercollegiate)

Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons (General Surgery) / Australia / 2006
Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons (General Surgery)
Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons (General Surgery)

MD / Bristol / 2001
Doctor of Medicine


Professional memberships

British Medical Association

The Vascular Society of Great Britain and Ireland

Royal Australasian College of Surgeons

British Society of Endovascular Therapists

The Royal College of Surgeons of England

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