Mr Huw Owain Davies

Qualifications

MBBS BSc (Hons) MD FRCS (Vasc)

GMC number: 7020440

Practicing since: 2008

Specialties

Vascular Surgery

Consultation times

  • Wednesday evenings
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About

Mr Davies qualified from Imperial College School of Medicine. Huw began his training in London at the prestigious Charing Cross Hospital and simultaneously became interested in vascular surgery as house officer. Subsequent to this teaching hospital experience, Huw broadened his clinical horizons working in general surgery at the large, busy and highly regarded Great Western Hospital Foundation Trust. Even at this early career stage Huw presented and published peer-reviewed work before moving to undertake higher surgical training in the West Midlands taking up residence with his consultant physician wife in Birmingham. The extensive experience available in this training programme including the association with the vascular surgical department of the University of Birmingham Medical School has been translated into Huw’s profile as an experienced vascular and endovascular surgeon. The research was continued by Huw within the academic department of vascular surgery within this well-respected medical school which has researched and practiced at the forefront of medicine for nearly 200 years. The research work Huw culminated in his medical doctorate (MD) plus several national and international presentations of his findings and won an international prize funding his invited research presentations world-wide. Huw returned to Wales to take up the role of consultant vascular and endovascular surgeon working in the University Hospital of Wales and Cwm Taf Morgannwg University Health Board. Experienced to perform the full range of vascular procedures Huw’s innovative research work and clinical experience have given him a particular interest in venous disease.

Thus, Huw is trained in the full range of endovenous procedures for these (as recommended by NICE guidelines), including endothermal ablation (radio-frequency ablation, endovenous laser ablation and endothermal steam ablation), along with this Huw’s academic work and practical experience have culminated in his being a keen proponent of ultrasound-guided foam sclerotherapy. Dedication to patient safety, the patient experience and non-invasive procedures led Huw to publish the largest set of safety data in the world in this field (including over 10,200 treatments across Europe); he maintains a keen interest in research and advancing the professional and patient understanding of vascular diseases and their treatments.

Huw is a member of the major vascular and venous societies, including the Vascular Society of Great Britain and Ireland, the European Venous Forum and the American Venous Forum and has presented his research on venous disease at international meetings in every one of these societies. The research for his doctorate was based on the impact of NICE guidelines on the management of varicose veins and leg ulceration (the worst complication of varicose veins) and as such, Huw is a keen advocate for patients and the use and safety of minimally invasive techniques to treat venous disease to improve patient's quality of life, reduce symptoms and respect their comfort and ability to work in partnership with their surgeon. Huw is not only concerned with safety and expertise in operating he is also keen to show patients respect, to be a source of full and clear explanation and to be a sympathetic ear in every consultation.

Special interests

Endothermal ablation (radio-frequency ablation, endovenous laser ablation and endothermal steam ablation

Other interests

A keen interest in research and advancing the professional and patient understanding of vascular diseases and their treatments.

Personal interests

In his spare time, Huw enjoys golf, DIY and is developing a fledgling interest in gardening!

Languages spoken

English

Treatments and tests offered by Mr Huw Owain Davies at Nuffield Health

  • Radiofrequency (RF) Ablation for Varicose Veins

Locations Mr Huw Owain Davies works with

Related experience

Memberships

  • Vascular Society Great Britain and Ireland, European Venous Forum, American Venous Forum

Other posts held

  • Consultant vascular and endovascular surgeon working in the University Hospital of Wales and Cwm Taf Morgannwg University Health Board

Declaration

Mr Huw Owain Davies does not hold a share or financial interest in this hospital, another Nuffield Health hospital or the company.

Mr Huw Owain Davies does not have a share or financial interest in equipment used at this hospital or another Nuffield Health hospital.

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