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Shane MacSweeney: Consultant Vascular Surgeon, Nottingham

Shane MacSweeney
Consultant Vascular Surgeon, Nottingham: Shane MacSweeney

Specialist in varicose veins, abdominal aortic aneurysms, and stroke prevention.


Shane MacSweeney, MA MB BChir MChir (Cantab) MMedSci (Clin Ed) FRCS (Eng), is an experienced specialist full time vascular surgeon offering the latest treatments for varicose veins, abdominal aortic aneurysms, and stroke prevention.


Mr MacSweeney qualified in 1984 from Cambridge University and trained as a Vascular Surgeon in London and Australia. He has been a Consultant Vascular Surgeon based at the Queens Medical Centre in Nottingham since 1995, treating a wide variety of vascular problems including:



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Mr MacSweeney has an interest in training and education and teaches on training courses for vascular surgeons around the country and in Europe. He was recently Vascular Tutor for the Royal College of Surgeons and the Vascular Society and has a Masters degree in Clinical Education. He is active in research, particularly in investigating how to prevent strokes more effectively, and key hole surgery for abdominal aortic aneurysm.


He trained with Michael Lawrence Brown one of the pioneers of endovascular aneurysm surgery in Australia and performed the first operations in the UK with his method in 1996. The Zenith endovascular stent graft is now one of the most widely used methods for key hole repair of aneurysms in the world.


He also performed the first minimally invasive catheter varicose vein operation in Nottingham (VNUS radiofrequency ablation), and introduced carotid surgery under local anaesthetic to Nottingham. He has taught and trained surgeons on the technique of endoscopic thoracic sympathectomy to treat excessive sweating of the hands and facial flushing.


Mr MacSweeney also provides expert medico-legal reports for solicitors and has recently been featured on a video on BBC news regarding a new keyhole technique to remove varicose veins.


Clinical and research interests

Minimally invasive treatments for varicose veins, keyhole repair (EVAR) of abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA), carotid surgery under local anaesthetic. Research into stroke prevention and the causes and keyhole repair of abdominal aortic aneurysms.



Mr MacSweeney has contributed to over 70 publications in journals and books. Some recent ones include:

Long-term Outcome of Endovascular Repair of Popliteal Artery Aneurysm Presents a Credible Alternative to Open Surgery.

Saunders JH, Abisi S, Altaf N, Yong Y, Macsweeney ST, Whittaker S, Habib S.

Cardiovasc Intervent Radiol. 2013 Oct 4

Safety of carotid endarterectomy following thrombolysis for acute ischemic stroke.

Yong YP, Saunders J, Abisi S, Sprigg N, Varadhan K, Macsweeney S, Altaf N.

J Vasc Surg. 2013 Jul 26. doi:pii: S0741-5214(13)01127-0. 10.1016/j.jvs.2013.05.0933.


Catheter-directed thrombolysis for iliofemoral deep vein thrombosis.

Saunders JH, Arya PH, Abisi S, Yong YP, MacSweeney S, Braithwaite B, Altaf N.

Br J Surg. 2013 Jul;100(8):1025-9.

Mid-term results of endovascular aortic aneurysm repair in the young.

Altaf N, Abisi S, Yong Y, Saunders JH, Braithwaite BD, MacSweeney ST.

Eur J Vasc Endovasc Surg. 2013 Sep;46(3):315-9.

Magnetic resonance detected carotid plaque hemorrhage is associated with inflammatory features in symptomatic carotid plaques.

Altaf N, Akwei S, Auer DP, MacSweeney ST, Lowe J.

Ann Vasc Surg. 2013 Jul;27(5):655-61


Carotid plaque hemorrhage on magnetic resonance imaging strongly predicts recurrent ischemia and stroke.

Hosseini AA, Kandiyil N, Macsweeney ST, Altaf N, Auer DP.

Ann Neurol. 2013 Jun;73(6):774-84.


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For private patient referrals and appointments:

Mr Shane MacSweeney

Private Secretary - Charlotte Mann

PHF Services Ltd, Castle Cavendish Works

Dorking Rd, Nottingham, NG7 5PN

Tel: 0115 896 7660

Fax: 0870 190 9392

Email: charlotte.mann@phf.uk.com

Website: www.vascularinfo.co.uk


Treatments offered

  • A full range of treatments for varicose veins, including the latest less invasive treatments, such as VNUS, laser (EVLT), foam sclerotherapy

  • Thread veins

  • Leg ulcers

  • Carotid surgery for the prevention of stroke (carotid endarterectomy)

  • Endovascular (EVAR) and open repair of abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA)

  • Intermittent claudication (pain in the leg muscles on walking)

  • Excessive sweating (hyperhidrosis)

  • Facial flushing (excessive blushing)


Places of work

NHS treatment

The Department of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery, University Hospital, Queens Medical Centre, Boulevard
, Nottingham, NG7 2UH

0115 924 9924


Private treatment

The Park Hospital, Sherwood Lodge Drive

Arnold, Nottingham, NG5 8RX