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Mr David Cooper - General Surgery

Mr David Cooper is a Consultant General Surgeon at Winfield Hospital in Gloucester who specialises in varicose vein surgery.

Clinical interests

Mr Cooper accepts all referrals relating to Vascular Surgery including varicose veins (surgery, foam sclerotherapy and VNUS closure), leg ulcers, lymphoedema, peripheral vascular disease, carotid disease and aneurysmal disease (including endovascular aneurysm repair).  He can undertake basic ultrasound assessment of varicose veins and aneurysms.   Furthermore he is happy to see general surgical complaints such as lumps and bumps and all types of hernia.   All of these conditions reflect his busy NHS practice.

Academic background

Mr Cooper is a graduate of Cambridge University.   He undertook his basic surgical training at University College Hospital in London, which culminated in two years research into the molecular biology of varicose veins and award of a Master of Surgery Thesis.  He continues an academic interest with over 20 papers in peer reviewed journals and numerous presentations at national and international meetings.
His higher surgical training was based in both the North Eastern Thames and East of England regions, where he obtained a broad based experience of General and Vascular Surgery.  He returned to Addenbrooke’s Hospital, Cambridge as a Senior Registrar where he completed his subspeciality training in complex Vascular and Endovascular Surgery.  He was appointed as a consultant at Gloucestershire Hospitals NHS Trust in 2008.

Professional memberships

Mr Cooper is a member of the Vascular Society of Great Britain and Ireland, the British Society of Endovascular Therapy and the British Medical Association.

NHS base

Gloucester NHS Trust, Gloucester