Mr Mark McCarthy

MB ChB, PhD, FRCS (Gen Surg)

  • Specialities General Surgery, Vascular and endovascular surgery
  • Telephone 01162 769 401
  • Year of first qualification 1990
  • Email
  • GMC Number 3441365
  • Fax 0800 389 2315


Mr McCarthy is a Consultant Vascular Surgeon at Leicester Royal Infirmary and has a busy private practice at Nuffield Health Leicester Hospital.

He specialises in vascular and endovascular surgery and trained in Leicester being appointed as Consultant Vascular Surgeon and Honorary Senior Lecturer in 2002.  He has substantial experience in carotid, aortic and peripheral vascular surgery with his particular interest being complex aortic aneurysms using endovascular stenting procedures.

Mr McCarthy has considerable experience in both the traditional management of varicose veins and the less invasive endovenous laser therapy technique under both local and general anaesthetic. 

Mr McCarthy also treats patients with facial flushing.


  • Weekly Monday evening


Current posts

  • Consultant Vascular Surgeon, Leicester Royal Infirmary

Member of

  • Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of England
  • Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh
  • Vascular Surgical Society of Great Britain &amp
  • Ireland
  • EuropeanVascular Society
  • British Medical Association
  • Medical Protection Society


Mr McCarthy's research interests are largely in the field of angiogenesis.  He has several ongoing research projects including a randomised controlled trial into novel ways of reducing post-operative pain in amputees.

Mr McCarthy is currently the Programme Director of core surgical training and has a major interest in medical education being the director of several locally run courses.  He is an examiner for the Royal College of Surgeons of England and an external examiner for the University of Dundee Medical School.  He is also currently working towards an MSc in medical education and is involved with helping the medical school in Gondar, Ethiopia.

He also has an interest in thoracic outlet syndrome and hyperhydrosis (excessive sweating).


Mr Mark McCarthy works with the following private medical insurance providers:
  • Aviva Health
  • AXA PPP Healthcare
  • AXA PPP International
  • Benenden Health
  • Bupa
  • Bupa On Demand
  • Cigna
  • CS Healthcare
  • Exeter Family Friendly
  • Simplyhealth
  • WPA

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

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

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