Mr Lewis Meecham

Qualifications

MBBCH FRCS(vasc)

GMC number: 7047118

Practicing since: 2009

Specialties

Vascular Surgery

Consultation times

  • Frequent clinics at the Cardiff Bay Hospital
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About

Mr Meecham studied medicine at the Russell Group Cardiff University School of Medicine.  After completing his foundation years of training at the Royal Gwent Hospital, including a rotation under the vascular service, he moved to the West Midlands to undertake core surgical training in general and vascular surgery. Achieving broad clinical experience as well as national research presentations, he progressed to higher surgical training in vascular surgery. Training in some of the highest volume units in the UK that provide some of the most complex cutting-edge vascular surgery, Lewis has gained a broad in-depth experience in vascular surgery. 

Alongside clinical training, his affiliation with the vascular surgical department of the University of Birmingham provided a strong platform for surgical research. Lewis produced a number of publications looking at the assessment and treatment of patients with peripheral arterial disease, those patients being screened for abdominal aortic aneurysm disease (in the national abdominal aortic aneurysm screening programme) and training in endovenous techniques for varicose veins.  As well as peer-reviewed publications, Lewis has presented his findings at multiple national and international conferences. 

Lewis has returned to Wales as a consultant in vascular surgery at the Cardiff and Vale University Health Board, where he undertakes the full range of vascular surgical procedures including minimal access varicose vein procedures.

Special interests

  • Endothermal Ablation of Varicose Veins
  • Ultrasound-Guided Foam Sclerotherapy
  • Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm
  • Peripheral Arterial Disease
  • Thoracic Outlet Syndrome

Other interests

Vein Surgery

Personal interests

Lewis is still an active player for Cilfynnydd RFC; he also enjoys mountaineering, Crossfit and Stand-up Paddleboarding.

Languages spoken

Welsh, English

Treatments and tests offered by Mr Lewis Meecham at Nuffield Health

  • Foam sclerotherapy for varicose veins

Locations Mr Lewis Meecham works with

Related experience

Research

While working in the University Department of Vascular Surgery (University of Birmingham) Lewis was the research fellow and part of the trial management group for the pivotal BASIL-2 and 3 trials (largest randomised controlled trials for peripheral arterial disease in Europe). During this time, he produced a number of high impact publications concerning the treatment of patients with the most severe form of peripheral arterial disease – chronic limb-threatening ischaemia. 

As well as arterial research, this department's commitment to developing the evidence base for venous treatments allowed Lewis to perfect his skills in minimally invasive treatments for patients suffering from venous insufficiency (radio-frequency ablation, endovenous laser, endothermal steam and ultrasound-guided foam sclerotherapy). Here he developed his passion for evidence-based, NICE recommended, treatment for patients suffering from arterial and venous disease.

Memberships

  • Royal College of Surgeons of England
  • European Society of Vascular Surgery
  • European Vascular Research Collaborative

Other posts held

  • Consultant Vascular Surgeon University Hospital of Wales

Declaration

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

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

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