Mr Gareth John Menzies Tervit

Personal profile

Mr Gareth Tervit completed his basic medical and surgical training in Scotland. From July 1996 until February 2002 he worked in Wales as specialist registrar in both general and vascular surgery. 

He then spent a year as a fellow in vascular and transplant surgery at the Princess Alexandra Hospital in Brisbane, Australia, and was a lecturer in Vascular Surgery at the University of Queensland.

On return from Australia he resumed his post as specialist registrar in vascular surgery at Morriston Hospital in Swansea before his appointment as a Consultant Surgeon in Vascular and General Surgery at the University Hospital of North Durham.

Mr Tervit routinely performs laparoscopic cholecystectomy for gallbaladder disease and open and laparoscopic hernia repair. He also performs other hernia surgery and excision of skin lesions, lumps and bumps, etc…

Mr Tervit is currently the lead in thyroid surgery in the County Durham and Darlington Foundation Trust with a large thyroid practice including diagnostic work, regular operating with pre and post op care involving their multi disciplinary team in management when appropriate.

From a vascular point of view Mr Tervit regularly sees patients with transient ischaemic attacks (TIA's) and patients who have recovered from strokes, and treats them when appropriate with carotid endarterectomy. He also performs repair of abdominal aortic aneurysms, open and endovascular, and investigates and treats patients with intermittent claudication and critical ischaemia.

Mr Tervit is interested in the treatment of both primary and recurrent varicose veins and in the treatment of varicose ulcers. Mr Tervit can perform both open varicose vein surgery and the VNUS procedure.

Clinical Interests



  • Diagnosis and treatment of thyroid disease

  • Treatment of varicose veins and varicose ulcers

  • Carotid and aneurysm surgery

  • Botulinum toxin for hyperhidrosis

Professional Membership



  • Member of the European Society of Vascular Surgery

  • Member of the Vascular surgical society of Great Britain and Ireland

  • Member of the British Association of Endocrine and Thyroid Surgeons

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