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Mr Patrick Cullen

Mr Patrick Cullen

Consultant General Surgeon
MD, FRCS (Ed), MB BCh, BAO

Practising at

Spire Washington Hospital

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Treatment information

Some of the principal treatments carried out by Mr Patrick Cullen at Spire include:

General surgery

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Professional profile

I am a consultant general surgeon with an interest in laparoscopic surgery and vascular surgery. I qualified as a medical doctor from Trinity College Dublin in June 1979. I was awarded my surgical fellowship by The Royal College of Surgeons in Edinburgh in 1984 and my doctorate in Medicine by Trinity College Dublin in 1994. My surgical training was carried out in Dublin, Durham, Newcastle-on-Tyne, Carlisle and Melbourne, Australia.

In my general surgery practise, laparoscopic procedures predominate including laparoscopic cholecystectomy and bile duct exploration, laparoscopic groin hernia repair including inguinal, femoral and obturator hernia repair and also laparoscopic repair of Gilmore's chronic groin strain. I also carry out Thorascopic Sympathectomy for excessive sweating of the hand and armpit and for phobic facial blushing.

I am a member of the Vascular Society of Great Britain and Ireland.

Clinical Interests

General surgery
Hernia repair surgery
Vascular surgery

Special Clinical Interests: Vascular surgery, keyhole surgery for gall stones and groin hernias ie laparoscopic cholecystectomy, laparoscopic repair of gilmores groin, surgery for varicose veins, VNUS - ie radiofrequency ablation of varicose veins, keyhole surgery for sweaty hands and blushing, lumps and bumps

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Qualification and professional memberships

MB BCh / University of Dublin / 1979
Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery


Professional memberships

Vascular Society of Great Britain and Ireland
North of England Vascular Society

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Current NHS posts

Consultant General Surgeon at The University Hospital of North Durham.

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Private contact details

Telephone 0191 418 8636
Private secretary Vicky
Private secretary fax 0191 4176573
Private secretary email victoria.surtees@spirehealthcare.com