Mr David R Lewis

Mr David R Lewis

General surgery 03489660


  • Bupa Platinum consultant
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  • Open Referral network
Bupa Platinum consultant
Fee assured
Open Referral network

Specialises in

  • Vascular surgery


  • Face-to-face consultations
  • Video and telephone consultations

About me

Professional Profile

I am a Consultant Vascular and Endovascular Surgeon in the South East Wales Vascular Network. I have been a Consultant Vascular Surgeon since 2004. Before being persuaded to move to Wales I worked at The Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh (2011-2016) as a Consultant Vascular & Endovascular Surgeon and Honorary Senior Lectured at the University of Edinburgh. Prior to this I was A/Professor and Consultant Vascular Surgeon at the University of Otago, Christchurch School of Medicine, New Zealand for 7 years.

I have a strong interest and track record in vascular surgical education and training. I have been convenor and an invited 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 in the UK.

My primary medical degree (MB ChB 1991) and my Doctorate (MD 2001) were awarded by The University of Bristol. I completed my vascular training in the Southwest of England and spent a fellowship year at The Royal Northshore Hospital in Sydney. I became a Fellow of The Royal College of Surgeons of England (FRCS) in 1996 and passed my final Intercollegiate Fellowship in 2003. I became a Fellow of The European Board of Vascular Surgery (EBSQvasc) in 2005 and a Fellow of The Royal Australasian College of Surgeons (FRACSvasc) in 2008.

Special Clinical Interests

I have a great deal of experience in both open and endovascular procedures and submit all my index operative data to The National Vascular Registry. I have taught many colleagues to perform Endovascular Aneurysm Repair (EVAR) and Endovenous Ablation Therapy for varicose veins.

I offer "one stop" assessment and varicose vein duplex ultrasound scanning clinics allowing me to tailor treatments to a patients' individual needs. Most of the varicose vein treatments that I provide are done under local anaesthetic as "walk in, walk out" procedures.

My MD Thesis was on the management of patients with intermittent claudication and I have maintained a keen interest on this topic since improving the care of patients with this condition in Edinburgh and Gwent. I have also published on and led quality improvement projects on the management of carotid artery disease.

Academic Profile

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.

Areas of interest

Vascular Surgery; Varicose Veins; Endovenous Ablation Therapy; Radiofrequency Ablation of Varicose Veins; Ultrasound Guided Injection Foam Sclerotherapy; Minimally Invasive Treatment of Varicose Veins; Microsclerotherapy; Varicose Vein Surgery; Vascular Disease; Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm; Endovascular Repair of Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm; EVAR; Intermittent Claudication; Lower Limb Bypass Surgery; Carotid Artery Disease; Carotid Endarterectomy

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Procedures completed

  • L8540

    Radiofrequency ablation of more than one venous trunk +/- phlebectomies - unilateral - (5-50)

    St Joseph's Private Hospital (5-50)

  • L8541

    Radiofrequency ablation of more than one venous trunk +/- phlebectomies - bilateral - (5-50)

    St Joseph's Private Hospital (5-50)

  • L8620

    Ultrasound-guided foam sclerotherapy of varicose veins - unilateral - (1-5)

    VeinCentre Cardiff (1-5)

  • L8514

    Endovenous laser treatment (EVLT) of more than one venous trunk +/- phlebectomies - unilateral - (1-5)

    VeinCentre Cardiff (1-5)

  • L8621

    Ultrasound-guided foam sclerotherapy of varicose veins - bilateral - (1-5)

    St Joseph's Private Hospital (1-5)

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