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Abdusalam Abu-own
Abdusalam Abu-own

Abdusalam Abu-own

Vascular and General Surgery Consultant

Ipswich Hospital, Colchester Hospital

I am a Consultant in General and Vascular Surgery at Ipswich Hospital and Colchester University Hospital. I trained in general and vascular surgery in the UK and my training included a three-year period in research at University College London (PhD).

I have special research interest in venous disease, including varicose veins and venous thromboembolism (VTE). The scope of my clinical practice includes elective and emergency vascular surgery: venous (varicose veins, DVT and leg ulcers), arterial (peripheral arterial disease, aneurysms and carotid disease) and elective general surgery: hernia surgery and laparoscopic cholecystectomy.

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Sohail Choksy
Sohail Choksy

Sohail Choksy

Vascular Surgery Consultant

Colchester Hospital, Ipswich Hospital

I have worked for the Trust since September 2006.

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Adam Howard

Vascular and General Surgery Consultant

Colchester Hospital, Ipswich Hospital, Clacton Hospital, Halstead Hospital

I trained as a medical student for MBBS and BSc at the London Hospital Medical College in 1994 and later graduated as Doctor of Medicine, Imperial College in 2005. My surgical training was mainly in major London centres under Professor Thompson (St Georges Vascular Unit), Professor Greenhalgh (Charing Cross Hospital) and Professor Lumley (Royal London Hospital and Barts).

I have been a Consultant surgeon at Colchester and Ipswich University Hospitals since 2007 and Clinical Director since 2014 where I set up Laparoscopic Aneurysm/Endoleak Surgery, Endovenous radiofrequency varicose veins, VTE programme and a Multidisciplinary diabetic foot service.

My interests are in laparoscopic and endovascular surgery with endoleak repair, iliac endofibrosis, and thoracic outlet compression. I am regularly involved with research and I am currently the chief investigator for the MAVEN study for leg ulcer healing.

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Konstantinos Kyriakidis - ESNEFT - Vascular
Konstantinos Kyriakidis - ESNEFT - Vascular

Konstantinos Kyriakidis

Vascular Surgery Consultant

Colchester Hospital

I have worked for the Trust since August 2017.

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Bianca Vriens - IHT - Vascular
Bianca Vriens - IHT - Vascular

Bianca Vriens

Vascular Surgery Consultant

Colchester Hospital, Ipswich Hospital

I was trained as a General, Vascular and Endovascular Surgeon in the Netherlands under Professor C Zeebregts. In addition, in 2015 I undertook a senior clinical fellowship vascular and Endovascular Surgery at St. George’s Hospital under Professor M. Thompson.

I was appointed as a Locum Consultant Vascular Surgeon at the Fiver Rivers Vascular Network in 2016. Currently I work in both the Ipswich and Colchester University Hospitals. I trained in both arterial and venous surgery and have a special interest in endovascular surgery. I am also finishing my PhD in lower limb revascularisation.

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Emma Rayner

Vascular Nurse Consultant

Colchester Hospital, Ipswich Hospital, Clacton Hospital

I trained as a nurse at UCLH in London and worked as a Vascular Nurse there for 6 years prior to moving to Colchester.  I have worked here for 21 years, the last 13 being as Vascular Nurse Specialist and latterly Nurse Consultant.

I primarily see patients with arterial disease, diabetic foot wounds and aneurysm on an inpatient and outpatient basis.

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