Mr Vijay Gadhvi


BSc (Hons), MBBS (Hons), MRCS (GI, Eng), MSc (DIC), FRCS (Gen Surg)

GMC number: 4714862

Practising since: 2000


General Surgery

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Mr Vijay Gadhvi is a Consultant Vascular and General Surgeon at Nuffield Health Brentwood Hospital, specialising in varicose veins, arterial disease, hernias and gallbladder removal.

Mr Gadhvi joined Basildon and Thurrock University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust as a Consultant Vascular and General Surgeon in May 2012. He has successfully set up the minimally invasive vascular surgery programme and is offers the latest treatments including varicose veins removal surgery to patients across Essex.

He graduated from Barts and The London Medical School in 2000 with Honours and during his undergraduate training he won the Drapers' scholarship and was awarded a first-class Bachelor of Science Degree in physiology and anatomy.

After completing his basic and higher surgical training in London and Essex, he received extensive training in vascular, endovascular and general surgery working with pioneers in the field.

Mr Gadhvi was awarded a Master of Science degree, specialising in the application of new technologies and innovations to surgery, at Imperial College of Technology, London.

On completion of his training in October 2010, he initially worked at The Royal London Hospital as a Consultant Vascular and Trauma Surgeon.

He has a passion for teaching and training; lead for undergraduate surgical teaching and is an examiner for undergraduate finals examinations for University College London. UCL students awarded him the “Best Teacher” prize. He is involved in the post-graduate training of senior registrars and consultants.

Mr Gadhvi takes pride in working closely with patients, their families and their primary care physicians in providing meticulous clinical care and working within a strong vascular team to provide up to date treatments.

Patient Testimonial

I had very unsightly varicose veins on my right leg which although not painful in any way made me feel very self-conscious and restricted what I could wear and therefore do; for instance, I had stopped going swimming because I felt I could not “be seen” in a swimsuit.

I had laser surgery in July and was very happy with the result – I had attended the event organised in May and was reassured that it was something that would not require lengthy recovery time and so went ahead with it.

I am pleased to say that I was walking in the park on the day following the surgery, had no major discomfort and did not need any painkillers! The result is very good, I had not realised how much I was affected by this until now. I should have done it much sooner!

I now have a lot more confidence and a lot more freedom in the things I wear and what I do which I did not think would ever happen again! I would definitely recommend the procedure to anyone in this situation. It was quick, everything was efficient and it did not place many restrictions on the things I wanted to do.

Special interests

  • Minimally invasive techniques for varicose veins
  • Minimally invasive techniques for arterial disease
  • Minimally invasive techniques for hernias
  • Minimally invasive techniques for gallbladder removal

Personal interests

Mr Gadhvi is married with a young family. He loves spending time with family and friends. He is passionate about music, playing the guitar and piano, and enjoys playing cricket and football. He combines travelling with charitable surgical work abroad in Africa and India.

Treatments and tests offered by Mr Vijay Gadhvi at Nuffield Health

  • Ingrown toenail (and ingrown toenail surgery)
  • Endovascular treatment
  • Foam sclerotherapy for varicose veins
  • Thread vein treatment (sclerotherapy)
  • Carotid doppler
  • Endovenous laser treatment for varicose veins
  • Radiofrequency (RF) Ablation for Varicose Veins
  • Hernia repair
  • Excision of skin lesion

Locations Mr Vijay Gadhvi works with

Related experience


Current: Use of new technologies and techniques for major arterial disease to reduce risks and length of stay.


  • Use of robotic techniques in aortic surgery
  • Effective use of local anaesthesia for treating varicose veins
  • Mammalian spinal cord signal transmission


  • Royal College of Surgeons England
  • Royal College of Surgeons Glasgow
  • Vascular Society of Great Britain
  • British Society of Endovascular Therapists

Other posts held

  • Consultant Vascular and General Surgeon, Basildon and Thurrock University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust


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

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

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