Mr Vish Bhattacharya

Consultant General Surgeon

MB BS, FRCS (Glas & Edin), FRCS (Gen Surg)

Specialises in

  • Gallbladder / gallstone removal (cholecystectomy)
  • Varicose vein treatment
  • Hernia surgery

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I am a General and Vascular Surgeon at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Gateshead, and have been since 2002. I completed the Sauvage Vascular Fellowship in Seattle, USA from 1997 to 1999, and have trained in the Mersey and Northern Deanery.

I am an examiner for the FRCS Intercollegiate Specialty Board for Surgery. I have edited two textbooks in vascular surgery and published more than 70 papers in international journals. I have also completed a fellowship of the North East Leadership Academy.

After a long tenure as Clinical Lead in Surgery, I have now stepped up to the post of Associate Medical Director (Quality and Safety).

My special interests include varicose veins, gall bladder, hernia and peripheral vascular surgery.


General Medical Council Number: C4004596

Treatment information

Some of the principal treatments carried out by Mr Vish Bhattacharya at Spire include:

General surgery

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Additional information

Special clinical interests: Laparoscopic cholecystectomy, Hernia repair, Carotid endarterectomy, Varicose veins, Femoropopliteal bypass, Aortic aneurysm repair.

MBBS / Armed Forces Medical College / 1985
Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery

FRCS (Glas and Edin) / Royal Colleges of Surgeons of Edinburgh / 1992
Fellowship of the Royal Colleges of Surgeons of Edinburgh

FRCS (Gen and Vasc Surgery) / Royal College of Surgeons / 2001
Fellowship of the Royal College of Surgeons

Consultant General and Vascular Surgeon, Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Gateshead.