At present, Mark provides outpatient (including vascular lab) and day surgery services on an outreach basis in Tunbridge Wells - and inpatient services (for patients from Tunbridge Wells as well as the local catchment area) at St Thomas'. Day surgery in the Pembury hospital comprises varicose vein operations and minor amputations. In patient surgery in the Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Trust comprises the full range of open and endovascular arterial surgery and a sub-specialty in spinal exposure for anterior spinal surgery in collaboration with that specialist team. Mark has particular interests in complex aortic (open and endovascular) and carotid surgery.
In addition, Mark has run a small private practice at the Nuffield hospital, Tunbridge Wells for over 20 years. All types of consultation, including Duplex scanning are undertaken. The majority of surgery relates to the management of peripheral venous hypertension (most commonly expressed as varicose veins), for which he offers the full range of open and endovenous treatment options. More complex private surgery is undertaken either in the private suite at St Thomas' hospital or at the Nuffield, depending on equipment required and patient frailty.
He trained in general surgery with a special interest in vascular surgery in London and the south east. This included a PhD and DIC obtained during a period of research at St. Mary's/Imperial College London, as well as passing the fellowship examinations for the Royal College of Surgeons of England and of Edinburgh.
Mark qualified in 1984 and completed his pre-registration training in the Republic of South Africa before moving to the UK in 1986.