Mr Paul Tisi

Consultant Vascular & General Surgeon

MB BS (Hons) MS FRCSEd. FRCS(Gen.Surg) PGCert. Med Ed. FHEA

Personal profile

Mr Paul Tisi was appointed Consultant Vascular and General Surgeon at Bedford Hospital NHS Trust in March 2001, with elective sessions at Luton & Dunstable Hospital.

He qualified at St. Bartholomew’s Hospital, London in 1988 and then trained on the Wessex surgical rotation, gaining vascular experience in Chichester, Portsmouth, Southampton and Bournemouth, as well as extensive general surgery experience. He undertook a period of research in Southampton looking at assessment and treatment of intermittent claudication, gaining his Master of Surgery degree.

Mr Tisi has an interest in all aspects of vascular surgery, although since appointment as Medical Director at Bedford Hospital, has focussed his clinical practice down to more specialised areas , as well as minor/intermediate general surgery, such as hernias, ‘lumps and bumps’ etc. 

He has a specific interest in treatment of venous disease and offers a wide range of treatment options for varicose veins, thread veins and venous ulcers, as well as a Duplex ultrasound service. He has recently introduced mechanico-chemical ablation (ClariVein) to his practice will also be starting VenaSeal treatment (using cyanoacrylate glue).

Mr Tisi offers patients at the Manor the option of a ‘one-stop service’ for treatment of varicose veins. This provides our patients with the opportunity to have their initial consultation, diagnostic scan and decision on a treatment plan on the same day, thus saving time on repeated visits to the hospital.

In terms of academic activity, he has authored the varicose veins section in BMJ Clinical Evidence, and is an Editor for Cochrane Vascular. He is a member of the National Clinical Reference Group for Vascular Surgery.

Professional Memberships

  • Registered on the Specialist Register of the General Medical Council
  • European Society for Vascular Surgery
  • Vascular Society of Great Britain & Ireland
  • British Medical Association
  • Cochrane Collaborative Review Group on Peripheral Vascular Diseases (Editor)
  • Contributor, BMJ Clinical Evidence
  • British Association of Sclerotherapists

Clinical Interests

Varicose vein treatments including:

-initial consultation and advice on lifestyle measures

-diagnostic ultrasound scan (Duplex scan)

-radiofrequency ablation (ClosureFast – previously called VNUS Closure/ Venefit; this is a less invasive technique using heat to close off varicose veins)

-ultrasound-guided foam sclerotherapy (injection of a detergent foam to treat varicose veins)

-mechanico-chemical ablation (ClariVein – this uses a rotating fine wire and injection of a detergent solution to close off varicose veins)

-surgical treatment (including stripping and removal of varicose veins under local anaesthetic).

Thread vein treatments (legs only) including:

-microsclerotherapy (injections)


Current NHS and /or University Posts

  • Bedford Hospital NHS Trust: Medical Director and Consultant Vascular Surgeon
  • Luton & Dunstable Hospital NHS Foundation Trust: Consultant Vascular Surgeon

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