ABOUT US

 

The West London Vascular & Interventional Centre provides specialist services to the population of North West London, as well as complex treatments to patients referred nationally and internationally. Our unique concept of fully integrated care delivered by consultant vascular surgeons and consultant  interventional radiologists working as a single team allows us to provide a truly multi-specialty approach to treating vascular conditions.

 

Majority of services are provided at the Northwick Park Hospital site where there is a newly built state of the art Hybrid theatre suite and an IR suite with a dedicated recovery area. Interventional radiology procedures are also performed at Ealing Hospital & Hillingdon Hospital. We provide outpatient clinics at Northwick Park Hospital, Central Middlesex Hospital, Ealing Hospital, Mount Vernon Hospital and Hillingdon Hospital.

Regional Network Services

We provide specialist vascular and interventional radiology services to our partner Hospitals. Emergency vascular and interventional radiology services are available at Northwick Park Hospital 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

OUR VISION

At WLVIC we put the patient at the centre of everything we do. Our fully integrated and collaborative model of working means that our patients have access to specialist vascular, imaging and interventional radiology expertise at the point of care.

 

We are spending over £1.5 million to provide the following facilities all in the same location.

 

1.  General vascular and interventional radiology Out-patient Clinics

2.  Specialist venous and aneurysm clinics

3.  Vascular duplex

4.  Minor treatments

5.  Line insertions / venous access

6.  Tissue viability and diabetic foot care

7.  Staff offices and conference facilities

 

OUR CONSULTANTS

 

Professor Martin Malina, MD, PhD

Clinical Director,

Consultant Vascular & Endovascular Surgeon

Martin Malina (MM) is a Swedish vascular surgeon who presented a Doctoral Dissertation entitled “Endovascular Repair of Abdominal Aortic Aneurysms” in 1998 and was assigned Associate Professor of Vascular Surgery in 2000. Professor Malina was the founding Director of the Swedish Vascular Centre Malmö-Lund until 2015. This department integrates vascular surgery, interventional radiology and angiology in southern Sweden. He is now the founding Director of the West London Vascular and Interventional Centre at Northwick Park and St Mark’s Hospitals.

 

Professor Malina has published circa one hundred scientific articles and fifty book chapters. He is past president of the Swedish Society for Vascular Surgery and past vice president of the International Society for Vascular Surgery. His main interests are endovascular surgery, particularly of the aorta and he is currently leading the expansion and modernisation of LNWH departments to become a Centre of Excellence for Vascular Surgery in North West London and beyond.

Mr Selva Theivacumar, MBBS, MD, FRCS

Deputy Clinical Director,

Consultant Vascular & Endovascular Surgeon

Mr Theivacumar qualified from the University of Colombo, Sri Lanka in 1999. He undertook a research degree on minimally invasive varicose veins treatment and completed a MD degree from the University of Leeds.  He then received higher surgical (including vascular and endovascular) training in Leeds (Yorkshire Deanery) and in South East London Deanery.  This was followed by additional vascular and endovascular training during his fellowship in Melbourne, Australia before joining as substantive consultant vascular and endovascular surgeon at Northwick Park Hospital and at the Hillingdon Hospital in 2015.  He is also an honorary Senior Lecturer, Imperial College London.

 

His special interest includes minimally invasive treatments of varicose veins, aortic aneurysms, intermittent claudication and surgical management of TIA's. His vascular surgery workload includes endovascular and open repair of aortic aneurysms, carotid endarterectomy and peripheral bypass surgery for ischaemic legs.

 

Professor Saroj Das, MS, MNAMS, FRCS, MPhil, Dip (Lap)

Consultant in Vascular Surgery

Professor Das qualified from India in 1978. He received higher surgical training in Nottingham, Kings College Hospital London and at the Royal Brompton Hospital London. He received training in endovascular surgery at the Arizona Heart Institute, Phoenix, USA in 1993 and in 1995. He was appointed as a Senior Lecturer and Consultant Surgeon at the Royal Brompton Hospital in 1994. He was awarded a Chair at the Brunel University in 2009 through his research collaboration in Carotid Diseases, Development of EVAR devices and venous diseases. He is the Director of Clinical studies at the Imperial College and a member of the Court of Examiners and Regional Director for London at the Royal College of Surgeons, London.

 

His clinical interest includes: carotid disease, endovascular aneurysm repair, distal bypass graft, treatment of hyperhidrosis and thoracic outlet compression, modern management of varicose veins and DVT.

Dr Sharmini Desigan, MBBCh (Hons), BAO, LRCPI, LRCSI, FRCS, FRCR

Consultant Vascular & Interventional Radiologist

Dr. Desigan qualified from The Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland (NUI), Dublin. She underwent initial post-graduate training in the Republic of Ireland before continuing her training for several years in the UK. She subsequently underwent General Radiology and Interventional Radiology sub-specialty training at the University College London Hospitals (London Deanery) Radiology training scheme, where she gained specialised exposure to and expertise in pancreatico-biliary/ gastrointestinal and urological interventions.  This was later followed by a dedicated 2-year post-CCST Fellowship in Interventional Radiology at St. Mary’s Hospital, Imperial College, focused on complex vascular/endovascular and transplant/renal work.  Dr Desigan has been a Consultant in Vascular and Interventional Radiology at the London North West Hospitals NHS Trust since 2008, and has a special interest in complex vascular and aortic interventions including EVARs, peripheral interventions and recanalisations, as well as urological interventions.

 

She teaches under-graduates and post-graduates, and is a Clinical Supervisor and Educational Supervisor for Radiology SpRs and Interventional Radiology specialist trainees/ Fellows on the Northwick Park and St.Mark’s Radiology training scheme within the London Deanery. She is also in the faculty of the Interventional Radiology branch of the London School of Radiology

Mr David Greenstein, MBChB, FRCS, BSc, MD

Consultant in Vascular surgery

Mr Greenstein graduated at Leeds University in 1989 and has since trained in major vascular units at Nottingham, Sheffield and Adelaide, Australia. He is an honorary Senior Lecturer at Northwick Park Hospital and Imperial College London, with special interest is the modern management of venous disease.

 

Mr Greenstein offers pioneering laser treatment for varicose veins and varicose leg ulcers, including VNUS treatment and ClariVein treatment. His other interests in vascular surgery include the surgical management of TIA's, aortic aneurysms, intermittent claudication, excessive sweating and facial blushing.

 

Mr Tahir Hussain, MB BS

Consultant Vascular & Endovascular Surgeon

Tahir was appointed as Consultant Vascular and Endovascular Surgeon at Northwick Park in 2000. Tahir qualified at St. George’s Hospital and undertook his Masters in Surgery at St. Bartholomew’s Hospital before moving on to higher surgical training in the Oxford Deanery. Tahir holds the Hunterian Professorship for his research and regular publishes in the vascular literature and was a tutor at the Royal College and remains a College Assessor.

 

Tahir was Clinical Lead for 5 Years and was heavily involved in setting up WLVIC and the hybrid theatre suite, working closely with Hillingdon and Ealing Hospital colleagues.

 

 

Mr Christopher Lattimer, MBBS, FRCS, MS, PhD

Honorary Consultant Vascular & Senior Lecturer Vascular Surgery

Christopher Lattimer qualified from St Georges Hospital Medical School in 1986. He began his career as a general surgeon. He completed his specialist vascular and endovascular training at St Thomas' Hospital, Kings College Hospital, Perth Western Australia and the Montefiore Medical Center New York. He has an MS thesis in arterial disease from St Thomas' Hospital on the mechanisms of carotid artery restenosis and a PhD from Imperial College on assessing chronic venous insufficiency. He also has an IT degree from the University of London (distinction). He first achieved consultant position in 1999 as a vascular surgeon treating aortic aneurysms, carotid, peripheral vascular and venous diseases in East Kent Hospitals NHS Trust.

 

Chris joined the Trust in 2009. His specialist interest is in the modern treatment of venous disorders, outcomes and the assessment of chronic venous insufficiency (CVI). Recent published innovations include the venous drainage index (VDI) in the quantification of venous obstruction, the recirculation index (RCI), the saphenous treatment score (STS), the discord outcome analysis (DOA) and the venous sludge index (VSI).

Dr Eldon Lehmann, MB BS, BSc(Hons), MD(res), PhD, FRCR

Consultant Vascular & Interventional Radiologist

Dr Lehmann qualified from Guy’s & St. Thomas’ Hospitals.  After general training at the Hammersmith Hospital and Queen Square he started radiology training at St. Bartholomew’s & the Royal London Hospitals.  In his final year, he specialised in interventional radiology at the Royal London before embarking on a year 6 SpR endovascular fellowship at St. George’s Hospital.  He spent two years in Toronto undertaking fellowships in abdominal imaging and adult VIR, followed by a 6-month fellowship in paediatric IR at Great Ormond Street Children’s Hospital.  Dr Lehmann has undertaken a considerable amount of research, obtained a PhD and MD(Res) from Imperial College (University of London).

 

He works at Northwick Park / St. Mark’s Hospitals and alongside more general IR has special interests in endovascular aneurysm repair (EVAR), including fenestrated, chimney and IBEs; peripheral artery recanalisations; and central venous recanalisation/stenting for St. Mark’s intestinal failure patients.

Dr Shadeh Parsapour Moghadam, MBBS, FRCS

Locum Consultant Vascular & Endovascular Surgeon

Miss Parsapour qualified from University of Pavia, Italy. Her Vascular Surgery training took place in the Vascular Centre at S. Matteo Hospital, Pavia, Italy which at the time was the centre of excellence and the Hub for Vascular surgery in Northern Italy.  She has worked as a Consultant in Vascular Surgery in two major Hospitals in Milan as part of national health service and a private practice across Milan. In 2009, she moved to England and worked at Royal Liverpool and Broadgreen Hospital. She joined the vascular team at Northwick Park Hospital in 2011 and was promoted to Locum Consultant Vascular Surgeon in 2014. Her main interests are peripheral vascular disease, Diabetic Foot, carotid surgery and Lymphoedema. She has extensive experience in performing and interpreting vascular US imaging. She also has a special interest in Teaching and Training and was awarded Fellowship of the Higher Education Academy in 2015.

 

She has always been involved with management and improving the vascular services. Since 2015 has taken an active role in the expansion and modernisation of the WLVIC.

Dr Rakesh P Patel MBBS, BSc, MRCS, FRCR

Consultant Vascular & Interventional Radiologist

Dr Patel qualified in 2003 form Barts & The London School of Medicine, having spent a year at King’s College London doing a BSc in Physiology with management. He did basic surgical training in London followed by specialist training in clinical and interventional radiology in Birmingham. He undertook a specialist vascular fellowship in Bath and Bristol. He gained further complex EVAR as a fellow in Nurnberg. Dr Patel was appointed as a joint appointment at The Hillingdon Hospitals NHS foundation trust and London North West Healthcare NHS Trust in 2013.

 

He has an interest in both vascular and non-vascular interventional radiology. He is experienced in vascular contrast enhanced ultrasound. He has an interest in teaching which led to him co-authoring radiology book for final year medical students. He has an interest in healthcare IT and has presented at national and international conferences on a variety of subjects including cloud computing.

 

Dr Lorenzo Patrone

Consultant in Interventional Radiology

Dr Patrone qualified in 2008 in Genoa University (Italy). His Radiological training was based in S. Martino University Hospital in Genoa. In March-2014 he was then appointed as Interventional Radiology Consultant at S. Martino’s. Dr Lorenzo has had long and productive experiences in different top-level centres while training as Interventional Radiologist: in Italy (Turin, La Spezia and Varese) as well as abroad (Mexico - Monterrey, France - Lille and UK Guy’s and St Thomas’ Hospital, London)

 

Dr Lorenzo was appointed as Consultant Vascular and Interventional Radiologist at Northwick Park Hospital in January 2015. His special interests include all endovascular interventions, with a special focusing on below-the-knee arterial vessels recanalization, as well as extravascular procedures such as; percutaneous biliary/urological procedures or difficult IV central accesses positioning.

Miss Sophie Renton, MB BS, BSc, MS, FRCS

Consultant in Vascular surgery

Miss Renton qualified in 1983 from Middlesex Hospital, University of London. Her higher surgical training took place in North West and South West Thames, during which time she also undertook a period of research at St. Mary’s Hospital and completed her MS higher degree. She has been a Consultant in vascular surgery at Northwick Park Hospital since 1996. Her vascular surgery workload includes open and endovascular repair of aortic aneurysms, carotid endarterectomy and peripheral bypass surgery.

 

She has extensive experience of managing venous conditions including varicose veins, venous ulcers and post phlebitis leg and is a recognised expert in the field. She is a dedicated teacher. Miss Renton is the current Secretary of the Vascular Society. Former roles include member of the vascular SAC and Programme Director for core training.

Dr Peter Schnatterbeck, MD, FRCR

Consultant Interventional Radiologist

Dr. Schnatterbeck qualified from the University of Heidelberg where he also undertook an MD degree in Germany in 1993. He worked at the German Cancer Research Centre in Heidelberg and trained at the University Hospital, Tuebingen, Germany in diagnostic Radiology and at the University Hospital Berne, Switzerland in diagnostic and interventional Radiology.

 

He qualified as a specialist in 2001 and joined as a substantive Consultant Radiologist at Ealing Hospital in 2003. He joined the team of Interventional Radiologists in Northwick Park Hospital in 2012. Dr Schnatterbeck has a special interest in uterine fibroid embolization and management of the diabetic foot. He also maintains a strong interest in cardiac imaging.

West London Vascular & Interventional Centre

 

WLVIC is a specialist unit in London providing diagnostic services, medical interventions and surgical treatments of vascular disease. The team is made up of experienced vascular surgeons and interventional radiologists from Central Middlesex, Ealing, Hillingdon, Mount Vernon, Northwick Park and St Mark's Hospitals.

 

Our experience with the latest technologies enable us to treat the majority of vascular problems using minimally invasive techniques.

Patients

 

Please ask your general practitioner to refer to the West London Vascular Interventional Centre if you are concerned that you may have a vascular problem. We will investigate your symptoms using the wide range of imaging modalities available to us.

 

General Practitioners

There is a consultant of the week available to answer any queries you may have. Please contact the on-call Vascular Surgeon or Interventional Radiologist for any queries out of hours.

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