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Mr Patrick James Cullen

Consultant Surgeon

I am a Consultant General Surgeon with an interest in Laparoscopic Surgery and Vascular Surgery. I commenced in this post at Dryburn Hospital (later the University Hospital of North Durham) on 17th July 1995.

I qualified as a medical doctor from Trinity College Dublin in June 1979. I was awarded My Surgical Fellowship by The Royal College of Surgeons in Edinburgh in 1984 and my Doctorate in Medicine by Trinity College Dublin in 1994.

My surgical training was carried out in Dublin, Durham, Newcastle-on-Tyne, Carlisle and Melbourne, Australia. In my General Surgery practise, laparoscopic procedures predominate including laparoscopic cholecystectomy and bile duct exploration, laparoscopic groin hernia repair including inguinal, femoral and obturator hernia repair and also laparoscopic repair of Gilmore's chronic groin strain. I also carry out Thorascopic Sympathectomy for excessive sweating of the hand and armpit and for phobic facial blushing.

Approximately half my practise involves vascular surgery; principally abdominal aortic aneurysm repair, lower limb bypass for critical ischaemia and varicose vein surgery.

I am a member of the Vascular Society of Great Britain and Ireland.

  • Department:
  • Speciality: Vascular Surgery
  • Based at Hospital site: University Hospital of North Durham
  • Special interests: Laparoscopic Surgery and Vascular Surgery
  • Training: See Biography section
  • Qualifications: M.D., FRCS(Ed)., M.B., B.Ch., B.A.O.
  • Date added to the specialist register: July 1995
  • Training role: Training and supervising surgical Registrars and SHOs in operative technique

'I cannot commend the clinic enough. It is marvellous we have this service at all and well done to you all.'

Patient, Coronary Heart Disease / Heart Failure Service, Shotley Bridge Community Hospital