Name: Mr Robin Calderwood
Designation: Consultant Vascular and Endovascular Surgeon
Qualification: B.Sc (Hons); MB.ChB; MRCS(Ed); MD; FRCS(Gen Surg)
I am a consultant vascular and endovascular surgeon, working at both Royal Stoke University Hospital and County Hospital in Stafford. I am fully trained in general open vascular and endovascular surgery, treating abdominal aortic aneurysmal disease, carotid disease, lower limb peripheral vascular disease and venous disease. I also perform renal access for both peritoneal dialysis and haemodialysis using lines and ports and the creation of arteriovenous fistulae.
I have an interest in venous problems, especially the prevention and treatment of venous ulcers, as well as having an interest in leg swelling. I am an expert in minimally invasive treatment for veins as well as the traditional open alternatives. I have introduced minimally invasive venous treatment at County Hospital in Stafford and am building on current services to develop a comprehensive ulcer service for the Trust centred on County Hospital. I use a wide variety of traditional and minimally invasive techniques treating severe venous disease and ulcers.
I qualified from Manchester Medical School in 199, although I initially obtained an intercalated pre-clinical honours degree at St. Andrews University in Scotland before travelling south. Although a Manchester graduate who has worked in London and on the South Coast my vascular training was completed at the Royal Liverpool University Hospital.
I have done research on blood transfusion and received an MD from Manchester University in 2011.
I am married with two children and enjoy skiing.