Mr Vijay Gadhvi

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

  • Specialities General Surgery, Vascular and endovascular surgery
  • Telephone 01277 695695
  • Year of first qualification 2000
  • Email
  • Languages spoken

    English, Gujarati, Hindi, German

  • GMC Number 4714862
  • Fax 01277 261924


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 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 any one in this situation. It was quick, everything was efficient and it did not place many restrictions on the things I wanted to do.


  • Thursday 17:00-19:00


Current posts

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


  • 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.

Member of

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


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


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.