Vascular training occurs at the Freeman Hospital in Newcastle upon Tyne, Sunderland Royal Infirmary and James Cook University Hospital. The first year of the programme is general gastrointestinal (GI) surgery and this is at the University Hospital of North Durham. Subsequent years will be spread between the three specialist units. All units undertake both open and endovascular surgery, and training will be provided in both modalities.
Freeman Road, High Heaton, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE7 7DN
Sunderland Royal Hospital
Kayll Road, Sunderland, SR4 7TP
James Cook Hospital
Marton Road, Middlesbrough, TS4 3BW
University Hospital North Durham
North Road, Durham, DH1 5TW
Meet James McCaslin, a vascular training programme director and a consultant vascular surgeon at the Freeman Hospital. James feels that the North East itself has a lot going for it in terms of it’s that unique blend of a little bit of everything. If you want a technically demanding specialty with a huge variety of different cases and different techniques, then vascular surgery is for you.
“Vascular surgery is an incredibly rewarding, challenging and ever evolving speciality. We operate on every part of the body, and with the added skillset of endovascular treatments we have many strings to our bow.”
“The region is renowned for excellent and extremely high-quality surgical training, with well supervised rotations run by passionate and enthusiastic trainers.”