East Midlands Region / Vascular Surgery

Mr Shane MacSweeney

MA MB BChir MChir MMedSci FRCS(Eng) 

Consultant Vascular Surgeon






0115  896 7660



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:

  • Varicose veins and other venous problems.

  • Abdominal aortic aneurysms.

  • Diseased blood vessels taking blood to the brain (carotid surgery) for the prevention of stroke.

  • Leg ulcers.

  • Poor blood supply to the legs.

  • Excessive sweating and or facial flushing.

Membership of professional associations

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.

He also provides expert medico-legal reports for solicitors.

Procedures & Sub-specialties

  • Abdominal Aortic Aneurysms

  • Varicose Veins

  • Thread Veins

  • Arterial Disease of the legs

  • Carotid Artery Surgery for Prevention of Stroke

  • Leg ulcers

  • Deep Vein Thrombosis

Clinic locations and times

  • BMI The Park Hospital
    By appointment

  • Circle Nottingham Private Patients
    By appointment

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  • Spire Nottingham Hospital
    By appointment




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New treatments for varicose veins

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