Meet The Team
Mr David Richard Lewis MB ChB MD EBSQ(vasc) FRACS FRACS(vasc) FRCS
David is a Consultant Vascular and Endovascular Surgeon at the Royal Gwent Hospital. His previous experience as a Consultant Vascular and Endovascular Surgeon was at The Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh (2011-2016) and as A/Professor and Consultant Vascular Surgeon at the University of Otago, Christchurch School of Medicine, New Zealand (2004-2011).
David has in excess of 20 years of experience caring for patients with varicose veins and other vascular problems. He is fully credentialed in both open and endovascular procedures and submits all his operative data to The National Vascular Registry. He has appeared on the BBC One Show explaining Endovascular Aneurysm Repair (EVAR).
David has taught many colleagues to perform Endovascular Aneurysm Repair (EVAR) and Endovenous Ablation Therapy – Endovenous Laser Therapy (EVLT), Radiofrequency Ablation of Varicose Veins (RFA) and Ultrasound Guided Injection Foam Sclerotherapy (UGS).
He has performed many hundreds of varicose vein procedures and is delighted to offer most varicose vein treatments under local anaesthetic as “walk in walk out” procedures at St Joseph’s Hospital, Newport and Spire Hospital Cardiff.
David’s practice is unique in South East Wales offering a “one-stop” assessment of patients with varicose veins. This involves clinical assessment followed by duplex ultrasound examination of the leg veins. This means that he can discuss and recommend tailor made varicose vein treatments to suit you, at your first appointment. This “one stop shop” avoids unnecessary, and expensive, repeat visits to hospital.
His MD Thesis was on the management of patients with intermittent claudication (hardening of the arteries in the legs) and he has maintained a keen interest on this topic since. He has also published on and led quality improvement projects on the management of carotid artery disease.
In New Zealand David developed a keen interest in Quality Improvement and Quality Assurance in Vascular Surgical practice serving on the Clinical Board and the Credentialing Committee of The Canterbury District Health Board as well as chairing root cause analyses. He was a founding Director of the successful Vascular Private Practice; Christchurch Vascular Group. He was also co-Director of Iconix Art Ltd.
David has a strong interest and track record in vascular surgical education and training. He has been a course convenor and faculty member on many vascular surgical training courses in the UK, Europe and Australasia. He sat on The Advisory Board of The Academy of Surgical Educators at The Royal Australasian College of Surgeons and currently sits on the Vascular Speciality Advisory Committee to The Joint Committee on Surgical Training.
David’s primary medical degree (MB ChB 1991) and Doctorate (MD 2001) were awarded by The University of Bristol. He completed his specialist vascular training in the Southwest of England and spent a fellowship year at The Royal Northshore Hospital in Sydney. David became a Fellow of The Royal College of Surgeons of England (FRCS) in 1996, a Fellow of The European Board of Vascular Surgery (EBSQvasc) in 2005 and a Fellow of The Royal Australasian College of Surgeons (vascular) (FRACSvasc) in 2008.
As well as previous academic positions in New Zealand (A/Professor) and Edinburgh (Honorary Senior Lecturer) David has published over 60 papers in peer reviewed journals.
- Association of International Vascular Surgeons
- British Medical Association
- British Society of Endovascular Therapy
- Royal College of Surgeons of England
- Royal Australasian College of Surgeons
- Vascular Society of Great Britain and Ireland