Mr Alistair McCleary



GMC number: 3337732

Practicing since: 1989


General Surgery, Vascular Surgery

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  • Weekly Wednesday AM
  • Weekly Thursday AM
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Mr Alistair McCleary has been a Consultant Vascular Surgeon in York for 21 years, having trained in Cambridge, Oxford, Leeds and Adelaide.

With his colleagues, he built a vascular unit in York that serves all of North Yorkshire and it's now one of the busiest in the UK.

He is the Treasurer of the Vascular Society of Great Britain and Ireland.

Special interests

Other interests

  • Varicose veins, DVT and venous ulcers
  • Hyperhidrosis (excessive sweating)/facial blushing
  • Carotid disease
  • Aortic aneurysms
  • Peripheral vascular disease
  • Hernia

Personal interests

Mr McCleary's wife is a paediatric radiologist and they have four children. When he isn't running around after them, he enjoys road cycling, running, hill walking, tennis and skiing. He is an avid supporter of Wetherby and Ulster Rugby Clubs.

Treatments and tests offered by Mr Alistair McCleary at Nuffield Health

  • Foam sclerotherapy for varicose veins
  • Thread vein treatment (sclerotherapy)
  • Endovenous laser treatment for varicose veins
  • Varicose vein stripping
  • Hernia repair
  • Endocrine

Locations Mr Alistair McCleary works with

Related experience


Mr McCleary has a particular interest in carotid endarterectomy and was one of the pioneers of carotid endarterectomy under local anaesthesia. Now his research is directed at improving service provision in patients with critical limb ischaemia who are at risk of requiring amputation of their leg.


  • Royal College of Surgeons
  • Vascular Society of Great Britain and Ireland

Other posts held

  • Consultant Surgeon, York Hospital
  • Chair of Venous Thromboembolic Disease Committee

Insurers Mr Alistair McCleary works with

Mr Alistair McCleary works with the following private medical insurance providers:

  • Benenden Health
  • Bupa
  • Aviva Health
  • AXA PPP Healthcare
  • AXA PPP International
  • Bupa On Demand
  • Cigna
  • CS Healthcare
  • ESMI
  • Exeter Family Friendly
  • Freedom Health
  • Health-on-Line
  • HealthFund
  • InterGlobal
  • Medical Care Direct
  • PHC
  • SecureHealth
  • Simplyhealth
  • Tesco Bank
  • Universal Provident
  • Vitality Health (Pru Health)
  • Westfield Health WPA


Mr Alistair McCleary does not hold a share or financial interest in this hospital, another Nuffield Health hospital or the company.

Mr Alistair McCleary does not have a share or financial interest in equipment used at this hospital or another Nuffield Health hospital.

Mr Alistair McCleary does not hold any paid advisory role(s) at this hospital or on behalf of Nuffield Health.