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Mr Shane MacSweeney

Shane MacSweeney, consultant vascular surgeon
Mr Shane MacSweeney
Job title
Vascular Surgery
Primary specialtyVascular Surgery
MA MB BChir (Cantab) FRCS(Eng)
Professional memberships
• MMedSci • Association of Surgeons • Royal Society of Medicine • British Medical Association • Medical Protection Society • Vascular Society of Great Britain & Ireland • International Society of Endovascular Specialists • European Society for Vascular Surgery
PHF Services Ltd
(Private Secretary - Lynsay)
Castle Cavendish Works
Dorking Road
0870 166 2401
0870 190 9392
Professional profile
Since being appointed as a Consultant Vascular Surgeon in Nottingham in 1995, I have completed over 500 medical reports. . I have provided reports in medical negligence and personal injury cases on behalf of both claimants and defendants, in cases covering leg ulcers, poor blood supply to the limbs, pressure ulcers, stroke, aneurysms, complications of vascular surgery, deep venous thrombosis and other conditions. The majority have been on behalf of claimants seeking redress for hand arm vibration syndrome (vibration white finger). My reports have been independently validated by both sides against objective testing and as a result it has been agreed by IRISC and the Union of Democratic Mineworkers that I should act as single joint expert in the event of unresolved disputes. I have attended a course on medico-legal report writing and on giving evidence in Court. I am aware of my overriding duty as an expert to help the court on matters within my expertise. Sample reports are available on request.
Areas of expertise
Clinical Negligence Legal Aid Personal Injury Forensic Family Court
Medico-legal experience


Key publications
Mr MacSweeney has contributed to over 50 publications in journals and books. Some recent ones include: Altaf N, Daniels L, Morgan PS, Lowe J, Gladman J, MacSweeney ST, Moody A, Auer DP. Cerebral white matter hyperintense lesions are associated with unstable carotid plaques. Eur J Vasc Endovasc Surg. 2006 Jan;31(1):8-13. Hinchliffe RJ, Bruijstens L, MacSweeney ST, Braithwaite BD. A randomised trial of endovascular and open surgery for ruptured abdominal aortic aneurysm - results of a pilot study and lessons learned for future studies. Eur J Vasc Endovasc Surg. 2006 Nov;32(5):506-13; discussion 514-5. Altaf N, MacSweeney ST, Gladman J, Auer DP.Carotid intraplaque hemorrhage predicts recurrent symptoms in patients with high-grade carotid stenosis. Stroke. 2007 May;38(5):1633-5 Altaf N, Beech A, Goode SD, Gladman JR, Moody AR, Auer DP, MacSweeney ST Carotid intraplaque hemorrhage detected by magnetic resonance imaging predicts embolization during carotid endarterectomy.J Vasc Surg. 2007 Jul;46(1):31-6
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