Mr Sabu Jacob practices at Spire Roding Hospital, Essex, Spire Hartswood Hospital Brentwood, Holly House Hospital, Buckhurst Hill, Nuffield Health – Brentwood Hospital, Brentwood , BMI The London Independent Hospital, Stepney Green and Harley Street Unit at Queens Hospital, Romford.

Mr Jacob was appointed as consultant general surgeon specialising in vascular and laparoscopic surgery at Barking, Havering & Redbridge University Hospitals NHS Trust in 1999, has 24 years experience in Vascular and General as well as laparoscopic surgery. His NHS clinics are based at King George Hospital having worked there for 11 years.

Mr Jacob has extensive experience in vascular surgery – both venous and arterial. He was the first surgeon to perform the keyhole repair of abdominal aortic aneurysm (Endovascular Aneurysm Repair (EVAR) in a District General Hospital using a stent graft at King George Hospital in 2000 and the first surgeon to perform keyhole repair of ruptured aortic aneurysm in a District General Hospital at Queen’s Hospital in 2013. He carries out a variety of other vascular procedures such as lower limb bypass surgery, carotid endarterectomy and angioplasties in the private sector.

Mr Jacob has a special interest in varicose vein surgery and the new minimally invasive treatment options that are available. He introduced the VenefitTM procedure (radiofrequency ablation of varicose veins formerly known as VNUS Closure), has performed over 2000 such procedures in the NHS and private sector.

Mr Jacob also has a keen interest in laparoscopic surgery and first introduced the laparoscopic extraperitoneal hernia repair (TEP) at Barking, Havering & Redbridge University Hospitals NHS Trust. He also won the first prize for his presentation on laparoscopic hernia at the European Endoscopic Surgeons Conference hosted in 2004.

Mr Jacob has carried out over 2000 laparoscopic hernia repairs in the NHS as well as private sector with only 10 recurrences. In addition to hernia surgery he also routinely performs laparoscopic gallbladder surgery and minimally invasive thoracoscopic sympathectomy for hyperhidrosis (excessive sweating of hands and armpits) as well as Botox injections.

For patients concerned about spider and thread veins, Mr Jacob offers thermal coagulation (VeinwaveTM) and injection sclerotherapy treatment. 

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