Mr. Sameh K Dimitri

Mr Sameh Dimitri MB BCh, MSc, FRCS (Eng), FRCS (Edin)

MB BCh, MSc, FRCS (Eng), FRCS (Edin), Endovascular Diploma

Mr Dimitri trained in vascular surgery in the Mersey region (Wirral, Liverpool and Chester). He is interested in minimally invasive treatment for venous disease and has run courses to train consultants who wish to develop their skills in the new treatments. Mr Dimitri was the only consultant vascular and endovascular surgeon in the UK approved to provide training to other surgeons in cyanoacrylate glue treatment under the original inventing company Sapheon prior to them being acquired by Medtronic.


MBBcH / Ain Shams University / 1985
Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery

FRCS / Edinburgh / 1994
Fellow ship of the Royal College of Surgeons

Endovascular Diploma / Paris / 1999
Endovascular Diploma

CCST / England, Edinburgh / 2000
Certificate of Completion of Specialised Training



  • Minimal access surgery
  • Vascular surgery
  • Endovascular surgery
  • Vascular medicine


Special Clinical Interests

Minimally invasive varicose vein surgery (cyanoacrylate glue treatment, laser therapy (EVLT), radio-frequency ablation (VNUS) and foam sclerotherapy), carotid disease, abdominal aortic aneurysms, vascular disease of limbs.

Research Interests

Transient ischaemic attacks, venous disease, peripheral vascular disease


NHS & University Posts:

  • Ex Clinical Director of the South Mersey Arterial Centre (SMART)
  • Consultant Vascular and Endovascular Surgeon, Countess of Chester Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, Chester
  • Ex Clinical Lead for the Vascular Unit, Countess of Chester Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, Chester
  • Ex Chair of the Thrombosis Group, Countess of Chester Hospital NHS Trust
  • Ex Secretary of the Mersey Vascular Group
  • Ex Honorary Lecturer – University of Liverpool
  • Ex Member of Vascular Governance North West
  • Ex Expert Advisor for NICE on New Clinical Technologies


Current Professional Memberships:

  • Royal College of Surgeons, England and Edinburgh
  • Vascular Society of GB and Ireland
  • Member of European Venous Forum
  • International Committee Member of American Venous Forum
  • International Ambassador for the American Venous Forum
  • Royal Society Of Medicine
  • Association of Surgeons of GB and Ireland
  • British Medical Association


Professional Medical References:

General Medical Council Reference Number: 4344445
Given Names: Sameh Kamal Zaki
Surname: Dimitri
Status: Registered with a licence to practise; this doctor is on the Specialist Register

Nuffield Health Consultant:
Bupa Health Consultant:
Spire Health Care Consultant:
Countess of Chester Hospital (Lead Clinician):
NHS Consultant:


The Vascular Society & VSQIP

VSQIP Surgeon Outcomes:
2013 Report on Surgical Outcomes, Consultant-Level Statistics:
UK Carotid Endarterectomy Audit:
Delivering a National Quality Improvement Programme for Patients with Abdominal Aortic Aneurysms:


NICE – National Institute for Health & Care Excellence

The geko device for reducing the risk of venous thromboembolism: 2nd Consultation: Assessment Report:


Sameh Dimitri Research Publications:

Research Overview:

European Multicenter Study on Cyanoacrylate Embolization of Incompetent Great Saphenous Veins:
A study of smoking cessation in vascular patients:
The European Multicenter Study on Cyanoacrylate Embolization of Refluxing Great Saphenous Veins without Tumescent Anesthesia and without Compression Therapy:
Superficial thrombophlebitis of lower limb veins:
Routine β-blockade in vascular surgery:
Inflammatory response to exercise in claudicants:
Evaluation of claudication in patients after being discharged from an exercise programme:
Perioperative risk factors and complications after elective abdominal aortic aneurysm repair:
Outcome of surgery for short saphenous vein reflux:

Blood Flow in Vascular Patients:

Diagnosis and Management of Subclavian Vein Thrombosis:


Article & Consultation References:

The Latest Treatments For Leg Veins Revealed At The 2018 International Veins Meeting:
DVT in Hours Pathway:
Cheshire & Merseyside Vascular Review:
Countess of Chester Hospital hits national target for blood clot assessments:
Laser surgery set for NHS test: |
Countess of Chester Hospital recognised as centre of excellence for prevention of clot death:
Venclose Celebrates 2,000th Procedure with Next-Generation Endovenous Radiofrequency Ablation System:
Sky Medical Technology has been shortlisted for the Medilink North West Healthcare Business Awards 2017:
Pharma-NHS Partnership Working Helps Hit Clot Targets:
Graft infection following vascular surgery: Incidence, management approach and outcomes:
Cyanoacrylate embolization of refluxing great saphenous veins: |
Case study: A targeted approach to healing complex wounds using the geko™ device:
Innovative use of covered stents in acute lower limb ischaemia due to aorto iliac occlusions:
3 Year Analysis of The European Cyanoacrylate Study:
Diagnosis and management of subclavian vein thrombosis:
The European multicenter cohort study on cyanoacrylate embolization of refluxing great saphenous veins:
Routine beta-blockade in vascular surgery: