Since graduating in 1995 Mr Lee has gained a broad spectrum of experience in both Vascular and General Surgery. He was exposed to endovascular aortic reconstruction (EVAR) during its infancy and has trained in this field as it has developed. He has gained extensive experience in planning and application in this area as well as the techniques of angioplasty, stenting and thrombolysis. He has extensive exposure to lower limb arterial reconstruction surgery, open aortic and iliac surgery, renal access surgery and venous surgery. He also has extensive experience in emergency vascular surgery and trauma surgery which was further reinforced working at the vascular unit at The Centre of Defence Medicine, Selly Oak Hospital, Birmingham. Here he also lectured on and helped organise the “Selly Oak National fem-distal course”.
During his Specialist Registrar years Mr Lee also gained broad general surgical experience, with speciality experience in colorectal surgery and breast surgery. In addition he trained in District General Hospital paediatric surgery as well as having a six month secondment as a dedicated paediatric surgical Specialist Registrar in a tertiary specialist paediatric centre, namely the Birmingham Children’s Hospital NHS Foundation Trust.
- Open and endovascular (EVAR) aortic aneurysm surgery
- Aortic surveillance
- Peripheral vascular disease
- Carotid endarterectomy
- Primary and recurrent varicose veins including endovenous ablation
- Renal access surgery
- Ulcer disease
- The diabetic foot
- Open inguinal and femoral hernia repairs
Mr Lee enjoys spending his spare time with his wife and two young daughters. Walking around the local coastline is a particularly pleasurable pastime. He also enjoys bicycle riding. He really enjoys DIY and will turn his hand to almost anything from carpentry to building. He also finds gardening both relaxing and rewarding.
Treatments and tests offered by Mr Christopher Lee at Nuffield Health
- Endovascular Aneurysm Repair (EVAR)
- Aortic aneurysm repair
- Endovascular treatment
- Carotid endarterectomy
- Radiofrequency (RF) Ablation for Varicose Veins
- Endovenous laser treatment for varicose veins
- Thread vein treatment (sclerotherapy)
- Foam sclerotherapy for varicose veins
Mr Lee recruits to the IMPROVE and CLASS trials. His MD research was in the area of carotid disease, attempting to identify high risk asymptomatic carotid stenosis. For this work he won a £50000 grant from the University Hospital Birmingham Charities and the support of the Wellcome Trust, both by competitive peer review.
He was an honorary fellow of the University of Birmingham, department of Medical Sciences and a data collector enrolling volunteers for the national EVAR 1&2 studies helping model modern day EVAR selection criteria.
Mr Lee conducted a study into the management of the incidental finding of internal carotid artery occlusion at planned carotid endarterectomy amongst the vascular surgeons of Great Britain and Ireland and presented the results at the 40th Congress of the European Society for Surgical Research and the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh Quincentenary Congress.
He was a founder member in development of “The West Midlands Research Collaborative” which is a research group consisting of Specialist Registrars within the West Midlands region, conducting multicentre trials within the region and nationally using its members to coordinate studies at the individual hospitals in which they work, enabling research networks to be constructed.
- Fellow Royal College of Surgeons England
- Association of Surgeons of Great Britain and Ireland
- British Medical Association
- Medical Protection Society
- British Society of Endovascular Therapy
Other post held
- Consultant Vascular Surgeon at the Royal Bournemouth and Christchurch NHS Foundation Trust
Insurers Mr Christopher Lee works with
Mr Christopher Lee works with the following private medical insurance providers:
- Aviva Health
- AXA PPP Healthcare
- CS Healthcare
- Exeter Family Friendly
- Universal Provident
- Vitality Health (Pru Health)
Mr Christopher Lee does not hold a share or financial interest in this hospital, another Nuffield Health hospital or the company.
Mr Christopher Lee does not have a share or financial interest in equipment used at this hospital or another Nuffield Health hospital.
Mr Christopher Lee does not hold any paid advisory role(s) at this hospital or on behalf of Nuffield Health.