Shane MacSweeney

Shane MacSweeney

Associate Professor and Consultant Vascular Surgeon


Tel: 0115 896 7660Email:

I specialise in...

  • Minimally invasive varicose vein surgery
  • Keyhole aortic aneurysm surgery (EVAR)
  • Stroke and carotid artery surgery
  • Angioplasty and bypass surgery for blocked leg arteries
  • Thread vein treatment
  • Treatment for excessive sweating or facial flushing

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Shane MacSweeney

Mr Shane MacSweeney is a Consultant Vascular Surgeon and Honorary Clinical Associate Professor at Queens Medical Centre in Nottingham. Skilled in the latest minimally-invasive surgical techniques, he provides private treatment for vascular problems such as varicose veins, abdominal aortic aneurysm and stroke prevention at three leading independent hospitals in the Nottingham area.

Training and experience

Mr MacSweeney qualified from Cambridge University in 1984 and trained as a Vascular Surgeon, initially in London and then in Australia with Michael Lawrence Brown, a pioneer of endovascular aneurysm surgery. Mr MacSweeney performed the first operations in the UK using this method in 1996, and the Zenith endovascular stent graft is now established as one of the leading methods for keyhole repair of aortic aneurysms worldwide.

Mr MacSweeney has been a Consultant Vascular Surgeon at Queens Medical Centre in Nottingham since 1995. He performed the city’s first minimally invasive VNUS catheter ablation operation for varicose veins, as well as introducing carotid surgery under local anaesthetic. He has also been a trainer for endoscopic thoracic sympathectomy, a surgical procedure to treat facial blushing and excessive sweating of the hands.

With a Masters degree in Clinical Education, and a former Vascular Tutor for the Royal College of Surgeons and the Vascular Society, Mr MacSweeney remains actively involved in teaching vascular surgeons both nationally and internationally. Mr MacSweeney was appointed an Honorary Clinical Associate Professor by the University of Nottingham in recognition of his contribution to research.

Clinical interests

Mr MacSweeney has a particular interest in minimally invasive vascular surgery, including VNUS catheter ablation and laser treatment (EVLT) for varicose veins and EVAR, a keyhole technique to repair abdominal aortic aneurysms. He also provides an operation to open up a narrow carotid artery (carotid endarterectomy) under local anaesthetic, resulting in less time spent in hospital and a quicker recovery.

Other procedures offered by Mr MacSweeney include angioplasty and stenting of the leg arteries and bypass surgery of the leg arteries to treat claudication (leg pain) caused by poor blood supply.

Research interests

Mr MacSweeny’s research interests include keyhole surgery for abdominal aortic aneurysm and stroke prevention.


Mr MacSweeney has contributed to over 85 publications, as well as many book chapters. Some recent ones include:

Professional details


MA, MB BChir, MChir (Cantab), MMedSci (Clin Ed), FRCS (Eng)

Qualified in 1984 in United Kingdom

Registrations and licensing

  • General Medical Council (GMC)

    Registration no.: 2925077
    Date of registration: 12-Aug-1985

Memberships and associations

Shane MacSweeney is a member of the following professional associations and organisations...

Vascular Society of Great Britain and Ireland Association of Surgeons of Great Britain and Ireland (ASGBI) British Medical Association Medical Protection Society Royal College of Surgeons of England European Society Vascular Surgery International Society of Endovascular Specialists

Languages spoken

  • English

Treatments provided by Shane MacSweeney

Mr MacSweeney offers the latest treatment options for a wide range of vascular problems.

Conditions treated include:

  • Varicose veins
  • Thread veins
  • Venous leg ulcers
  • Blocked leg arteries
  • Abdominal aortic aneurysm
  • Mini strokes and carotid artery disease
  • Deep vein thrombosis
  • Excessive sweating or flushing

Treatments, operations and tests

  • Carotid artery surgery
  • Endovascular aneurysm surgery
  • Varicose ulcer removal
  • Varicose vein surgery (VNUS Closure)
  • Varicose veins - surgery (both legs)
  • Varicose veins - surgery (one leg)
  • Varicose veins ablation - both legs
  • Varicose veins ablation - One leg
  • Vascular disease surgery (peripheral)


BMI The Park Hospital  

Sherwood Lodge Drive
Burntstump Country Park

  • Admitting rights
  • Consulting room
Private secretary (Amy Troke): 0115 896 7660
Fax: 0115 896 7661
Main email:

Other locations I work at

University Hospital  

Queens Medical Centre
University Boulevard

Secretary (NHS): 0115 924 9924 (Extension: 63300)
Fax: 0115 919 4439
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Circle Nottingham  

Queens Medical Centre Campus
Lister Road

Private secretary (Amy Troke): 0115 896 7660
Fax: 0115 896 7661
Main email:
  • Admitting rights
  • Consulting room

Spire Nottingham Hospital  

Tollerton Lane
NG12 4GA

Private secretary (Amy Troke): 0115 896 7660
Fax: 0115 896 7661
Main email:
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  • Consulting room

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