Mark is available for consultation with regard to Varicose Veins, Peripheral Vascular Disease, Aneurysm disease, Carotid artery disease, and a wide range of other vascular disorders. He assists orthopaedic spinal surgeons with access for anterior spinal surgery, and has recently been assisting and training vascular surgeons in Dunedin in this procedure.
Mark qualified in Medicine at Guys Hospital, London University, in 1989 and trained in Vascular and General surgery in South-East England. He gained a Master’s degree in Vascular Science and Technology from Imperial College, London, in 1997, during which time he developed the VascuQol questionnaire – a quality-of-life questionnaire for patients with peripheral vascular disease that has been adopted by clinicians throughout the world as the gold standard quality of life measure for this condition. This has recently been developed further into a short version in conjunction with Professor Joakim Nordanstig in Sweden, with whom Mark continues to collaborate and publish work in major vascular surgical journals.
He was appointed as a consultant surgeon at University Hospital, Lewisham, in 2000, before moving to New Zealand with his family in 2004 to take up an appointment at Tauranga Public Hospital.
One of the first vascular surgeons to provide Endovenous Laser Treatment of varicose veins in New Zealand, he has passed on his expertise in this technique to Vascular Surgical colleagues and trainees at New Zealand Vascular Surgical Society meetings and regional training days. Endovenous vein treatments have become the first-line treatment approach in his vein practice, as he finds that patients experience less bruising and discomfort, a faster return to normal activities and have less recurrence than with traditional surgery.
Since taking up his medical practice in Tauranga, Mark has worked hard to improve vascular surgical services throughout the Bay of Plenty and continues to do so to this day. He has been elected as a committee member to the Vascular Surgical Society of New Zealand and is co-chair of the Midland Vascular Services review group. He has also been awarded Fellowship of the Australasian College of Phlebology.
Mark will always provide a thorough assessment of your condition and take time to explain investigations and treatment options to the best of his ability.
Website: www.nzveinclinic.co.nz or www.fraserclinic.co.nz
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MBBS FRCS MSc FACP
Vascular Surgeon at Tauranga Public Hospital and Grace Hospital