Mr Nikesh Dattani

Consultant Vascular Surgeon


BSc (Hons) MBBS MRes (Clin Sci) MD FRCS (Vasc)

Year Qualified


GMC Number


Main NHS Base

University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust (Glenfield Hospital)

Member Of

  • Fellow of Royal College of Surgeons of England in Vascular Surgery – FRCS (Vasc)
  • Vascular Society of Great Britain and Ireland
  • European Society of Vascular & Endovascular Surgery
  • British Society of Endovascular Therapy
  • Medical Defence Union

Scope of Practice

  • Aneurysms (swollen arteries)
  • Carotid artery disease (stroke prevention surgery)
  • Peripheral arterial disease (aching legs and feet)
  • Varicose veins (swollen leg veins)
  • Leg ulcers
  • Cardiovascular risk reduction (improving cardiovascular health)
  • Diabetic foot disease (complications of elevated blood sugar)

Areas of Expertise

  • Keyhole treatments for varicose veins
  • Keyhole treatments for venous leg ulcers
  • Endovascular aneurysm repair (EVAR)
  • Lower limb angioplasty
  • Lower limb bypass
  • Carotid endarterectomy
  • Minor and major amputations

Training & Background

Mr Dattani trained in some of the busiest units in the UK before being appointed as a Consultant in 2021. He specialises in keyhole (endovenous) treatments for varicose veins and venous leg ulcers as well as minimally invasive (endovascular) surgery for blocked arteries (peripheral arterial disease) and enlarged arteries (aneurysms).

Mr Dattani was awarded a First Class honours BSc in 2005 from King’s College London and qualified from Guy’s King’s & St.Thomas’ (GKT) Medical School in 2008. He undertook clinical academic training in London & Leicester and was awarded a prestigious Circulation Foundation Surgeon Scientist Award to fund his doctoral research into the pathogenesis of abdominal aortic aneurysms. He was awarded a Masters in Research in 2017 and MD with Distinction in 2018 from the University of Leicester. His research has led to numerous accolades including being recipient of the Lauder Medal from the University of Leicester and the British Journal of Surgery Prize from the Vascular Society of Great Britain & Ireland. He is well published in the field and has presented his research nationally and internationally.

Mr Dattani is the Undergraduate & Postgraduate Lead for Vascular Education in Leicester. He has set up numerous initiatives to improve the quality of vascular surgical training in the East Midlands and regularly teaches the next generation of surgeons. He is faculty for numerous nationally recognised courses including Advanced Trauma Life Support (ATLS), Basic Surgical Skills (BSS), the Vascular Limb Salvage Academy (VaLSA) and ASPIRE.

Mr Dattani frequently helps in the national selection of doctors wishing to pursue a career in surgery and specialist vascular surgery. He serves as a senior advisor on the executive committee of the Vascular and Endovascular Research Network (VERN), which he co-founded in 2013 and has been appointed a member of the British Society of Endovascular Therapy (BSET) council.