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Alex trained at St. Georges Hospital London before completing basic general surgical training in Kent. He went on to undertake research into the effects of reperfusion injury following Aortic aneurysm repair at Northwick Park hospital and then completed his higher surgical and vascular training in the south west.
In order to pursue his interest in endovenous therapies he was appointed a senior vascular and endovascular fellowship at the nationally renowned Freeman Hospital vascular unit in Newcastle and was subsequently asked to take up a consultant post there. Alex returned to the south in 2013 with his young family to assume the post of consultant vascular and endovascular surgeon at the Dorset County Hospital, part of the Dorset and Wiltshire NHS Vascular Network.
In concert with his good friend and colleague James Metcalfe, they have formed the Dorset County Vascular Group and along with their radiologists and associated specialists they continually strive to be champions for excellence and innovation for all their patients.
Diseases, Medical Tests and Treatments
Treatment of Peripheral Arterial Disease
Renal Access Surgery - Fistula formation and Peritoneal catheter insertion
Minimally invasive treatment of varicose veins
- Endovenous Laser Ablation (EVLA)
- Endovenous Radiofrequency Ablation
- Foam Sclerotherapy
- Varicose Veins Surgery
- Bypass Surgery for Blocked Arteries
- Open Hernia Repair
- Carotid Endarterectomy
- Carotid Surgery for Stroke Prevention
- Diabetic Foot Care
- Endovascular Stent Graft
- Keyhole Endovascular Aneurysm Repair
- Varicose Veins
- Painful Legs
- Abdominal Aneurysm
- Leg Ulcers
- Aortic Aneurysms
- Aortic Dissection
- Aorto-iliac Disease
- Arm Artery Disease
- Carotid Artery Disease
- Chronic Venous Insufficiency
- Mesenteric Ischemia
- Peripheral Aneurysm
- Peripheral Arterial Disease
- Reno-Vascular Conditions
- Swollen Legs
- Thoracic Aortic Aneurysm
- Thoracic Outlet Syndrome
Thank you so much
Thank you for your kind words. I always treat people as I would want to be treated and understand how seeing any doctor can make people feel anxious about what they are going to hear or seeming silly, stupid of vain. In my opinion there are no silly questions and every concern is a valid one. So don’t worry at all.
"I have known Mr Alex Watson for several years and I have nothing but the highest regards for his professionalism and sincere dedication to patient care. Mr Watson is a highly skilled vascular surgeon and I have referred many patients for his expert opinion and management of complex vascular conditions. Mr Watson is kind and compassionate. He listens to his patients with empathy and understanding with a holistic approach. He consistently achieves excellent outcomes and I would most certainly recommend him. "