Mr Roderick Chalmers

Mr Roderick Chalmers

Consultant Vascular Surgeon

MB ChB, FRCS (Ed), MD, FRCS (Gen)

Specialises in

  • Varicose vein treatment
  • Thread vein treatment
  • Excessive sweating

I see patients with a wide spectrum of arterial and venous diseases including varicose veins, venous insufficiency, leg ulcer, aortic aneurysm, carotid artery disease and lower limb ischaemia.

I had extensive training in general and vascular surgery in Scotland, London and the USA.

I have published widely on all aspects of vascular surgery. I have published over 70 peer-reviewed articles in surgical literature, written 13 book chapters and edited one book. I have presented my work to over 80 national and international conferences.

I supervise postgraduate degree research students. As well as a busy clinical practice, I have a major interest in surgical training. I am the convener of a skills course for higher surgical training at the College of Surgeons in Edinburgh.


General Medical Council Number: C3171587

Treatment information

Some of the principal treatments carried out by Mr Roderick Chalmers at Spire include:

Vascular surgery

Other treatments

  • Lower limb ischaemia

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Additional information

Vascular surgery

Special clinical interests: Lower limb ischaemia; Varicose veins and venous insufficiency.

Professional memberships

Fellow of Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh

Vascular Surgical Society of Great Britain

British Medical Association

Fellow of the Association of Surgeons of Great Britain and Ireland

European Vascular Surgical Society

  • Causes of lower limb bypass failure
  • Parathophysiology of carotid surgery under local anaesthesia
  • Outcome measures in thoraco-abdominal aortic aneurysm repair

I was awarded the degree of Doctor of Medicine in 1993 for a thesis entitled: “A new approach to the prevention of anastomotic neointimal hyperplasia”.

This forward-thinking paper was based on work completed as a fellow at the University of Iowa, North America, and I won the Peter B. Samuels Award for the best fellows’ paper, during a presentation to the Society for Clinical Vascular Surgery (SCVS).

My continued research interests in vascular surgery include:

  • risk scoring for patients with ruptured abdominal aortic aneurysm
  • the use of novel imaging techniques for predicting aneurysm rupture
  • improving the results of intervention for thoraco-abdominal aortic aneurysm disease
  • outcomes in carotid surgery under regional anaesthesia
  • the role of new techniques for treating venous disease, including radiofrequency ablation and foam sclerotherapy

Consultant Vascular Surgeon, Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh.

Honorary Senior Lecturer in Surgery, University of Edinburgh.

Away from work, I am a keen golfer and have a great passion for mountaineering.

Telephone 0131 334 0363
Private secretary 01968 678 225