Mr Mario Francis Caruana

Consultant Vascular Surgeon

MD, M.Sc, FRCSEd(Gen Surg), EBSQ(Vasc)

Personal profile

Mr Caruana provides a full vascular service to patients in Sussex; He regularly performs emergency surgery as well as complex vascular surgery on patients from Worthing, Brighton, Eastbourne, Bexhill and Hastings.

After performing research on gene therapy and transplantation in London, Mr Caruana underwent extensive training in vascular surgery both in East Anglia and in Birmingham. He has a keen interest in all aspects of venous and varicose vein surgery.

Mr Caruana introduced laser and radiofrequency treatment of varicose veins into Sussex as well as developing the use of sclerotherapy and veinwave therapy for thread and spider veins. He also has an interest in stroke prevention surgery, aneurysm and limb salvage surgery. He is currently developing a comprehensive service for Thoracic outlet syndrome, post-thrombotic syndrome and deep venous problems. 

Originally from Malta, Mr Caruana enjoys living close to the South Downs with his wife, three children and two dogs. He is a keen amateur guitarist and painter and enjoys trekking.

Professional Memberships

  • Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh
  • British Medical Association
  • Vascular Society of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
  • European Society of Vascular Surgery

Clinical Interests

  • Minimally-invasive treatment of varicose veins
  • Foam and Conventional Sclerotherapy
  • Laser and radiofrequency treatment
  • Deep vascular issues

Current NHS and /or University Posts

  • Brighton and Sussex University Hospitals NHS Trust

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