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Mr Adam Howard - General Surgery

Mr Adam Howard is a Consultant General & Vascular Surgeon specialising in hernia, excessive sweating, varicose veins, aneurysms, carotid surgery and diabetic foot at Oaks Hospital, Essex

Based at: Oaks Hospital | Get directions | Go to hospital website

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Clinical interests

Mr Howard's clinical interests are varicose vein treatments (minimally invasive endovenous laser, VNUS radiofrequency and foam sclerotherapy together with traditional surgery), treatments for excessive armpit sweating, general surgery including laparoscopic hernia repair and cholecystectomy, aortic aneurysm repair (laparoscopic, open and stentgrafting), arterial bypass surgery and renal dialysis access surgery (hickman lines and arteriovenous fistulas).

Mr Howard is a Thoracic Outlet Syndrome Specialist Surgeon.

Mr Howard runs a private leg ulcer, cellulitis and lymphedema clinic at Oaks Hospital.  These clinics (Monday PM) are run alongside a Surgical Vascular Consultant Nurse Emma Rayner.  1st Appointment for these specialist clinics are £200 and £100 for follow up.

Academic background

Mr Adam Howard acquired his MBBS and BSc at the London Hospital Medical College in 1994 and later graduated as Doctor of Medicine, Imperial College in 2005 studying ‘the prevention of deep vein thrombosis in surgical patients’. His 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).

Mr Howard has been a consultant surgeon at Colchester (and Honorary Consultant at St Georges Hospital, London) since 2007 and during this time has set up a nationally recognised laparoscopic aneurysm surgery programme, endovenous radiofrequency varicose veins service, fast track carotid surgery service, VTE (Venous Thromboembolism) prevention programme and a multidisciplinary diabetic foot vascular clinic.

He is a senior lecturer in minimally invasive surgery and robotics at Anglia Ruskin University. Mr Howard performed the world’s first total laparoscopic repair of cyclists’ pelvic arteries and leaking aneurysm stentgrafts (Type One Endoleak repair).

His other main interests are in the prevention of VTE and patient safety in hospitalised patients. Mr Howard and his colleagues have developed a new online VTE risk assessment programme for all admissions that was awarded the NHS Innovations Award 2010 for Patient Safety.

He is Clinical Director for the Colchester and Ipswich Hospitals Regional Vascular Unit which was formed in 2012.

Professional Memberships

Mr Howard is a member of the Royal College of Surgeons,  the Associations of Surgeons GB & I, the Vascular Surgical Society and the Association of Laparoscopic Surgeons GB & I.

NHS base

Colchester Hospital University Foundation Trust

Clinic Times

Monday pm/eve

01206 987669