Meet the team
Queen Alexandra Hospital and UHS consultants
Mr Mark Pemberton
Mr Pemberton is a consultant vascular surgeon.
Miss Sabine Sonnenberg
Miss Sonnenberg is a consultant vascular surgeon who specialises in endovascular and open vascular surgery.Read full profile
Mr Stephen Baxter
Since joining the Trust in 2002, Mr Baxter has developed the service managing varicose veins under local anaesthetic on the Isle of Wight, as well as developing and supporting the diabetic foot service. Read full profile
Mr Ian Nordon
A general vascular surgeon, Mr Nordon has additional training in endovascular arterial and venous surgery.Read full profile
Ms Pal is a consultant vascular surgeon.
Mr Benjamin Patterson
Mr Patterson is a consultant vascular surgeon who joined the Trust in 2019 as part of the Wessex Vascular Network. He is experienced in the endovascular (minimally invasive) and open surgery to treat aortic disease
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Mr Mike Phillips
Mr Phillips has sub-specialty interests in endovascular surgery and minimally-invasive vascular surgery.Read full profile
Hampshire Hospitals Foundation Trust consultant
Mr Wilson is a consultant vascular surgeon. His specialist interests include aortic, carotid, lower limb and venous surgery.
Vascular anaesthetist consultants
Patients with arterial disorders often have other medical issues. Our anaesthetists are trained to look after high-risk patients during complicated surgery. If you're having a longer procedure, we'll see you before the operation, and make sure you get the most suitable care before, during and after your operation.
Specialist registrars (anaesthetists in training) will usually be present to assist the consultant.
Our vascular anaesthetist consultants are
Dr Sanjay Gupta
Dr Gupta is a consultant anaesthetist.
Dr Richard Heames
Dr Heames joined the Trust in 2005. He trained in anaesthesia for vascular surgery in Canada.Read full profile
Dr Roy Amit Kukreja
Dr Kukreja's work includes implementing the enhanced recovery programme for patients having vascular surgery. He joined the Trust in 2013.Read full profile
Nurse specialists are the hub of our unit, making sure everything runs smoothly. They coordinate surveillance programmes, monitor your progress and help to care for you.
UHS vascular nurse specialist
Queen Alexandra Hospital vascular nurse specialists
Anna Stevens and Christine Robinson
We're a very active ward, and usually have lots of patients who need intensive nursing care. We also have patients with non-healing ulcers. Due to this, the unit is split into two sections - patients who are at a lower risk of infection, and patients who have open wounds so are at a higher risk.
Nicola Williams is our ward sister, working alongside three junior sisters.
Our interventional radiologists are doctors who perform different procedures using x-ray or ultrasound guidance. They diagnose problems using direct imaging (ultrasound or x-ray) or computer generated images using a CT scan or an MRI (magnetic resonance image) scan.
Vascular sonographers use ultrasound to measure the size of blood vessels and assess the blood flow inside that vessel, and can see abnormalities of the blood vessel wall. Our sonographers can give accurate information on blood vessel function because they can see it working, rather than just a snapshot.
Using ultrasound does depend on the blood vessel not being too deep or too hardened. Scans can also be more difficult when we are assessing very small blood vessels. There's no significant risk or discomfort from an ultrasound scan.
The physiotherapy team work in two areas - they help you to move and provide chest physiotherapy after surgery, and they provide a rehabilitation service if you have complications getting mobile.
Our hospital team will look after you after your operation, and start your rehabilitation programme if you need one. The full rehabilitation programme will be taken over by the outpatient team when you leave hospital.
Our podiatry team is based in the community, and see foot problems. Most of our vascular surgery patients with foot problems have diabetes.
The team can refer you to our clinic or ward. They are play a big part in follow up and keeping an eye on foot wounds in the long term.
Podiatrists hold combined diabetic foot clinics with diabetes doctors, vascular surgeons and the pedorthist (who makes suitable footwear according to requirements).