Mr Ben Lindsey, FRCS

Ben Lindsey

Consultant General, Vascular & Transplant Surgeon

Mr Ben Lindsey qualified in medicine at University of London in 1993 before training as a general, vascular and renal transplant surgeon both in the UK and South Africa. Following completion of his CCT in 2009, he worked as a trauma and transplant surgeon at Groote Schuur Hospital, Cape Town and subsequently as a single handed general surgeon in Eerste River Hospital, Stellenbosch. Mr Lindsey was awarded the laparoscopic donor nephrectomy fellowship by the Royal College of Surgeons of England, undertaking over 100 cases of highly complex laparoscopic surgery between Guys and The Royal Free Hospital. 

Mr Lindsey was appointed to the Royal Free Hospital as the first dual accredited NHS vascular and renal transplant consultant surgeon in London. He held positions of clinical lead for renal transplantation and subsequently clinical director for general vascular surgery, before moving to The Royal London Hospital in 2018.

Mr Lindsey has extensive experience in the design and delivery of both elective and unplanned surgical services as well as an established track record of training surgeons in the art and science of operative surgery.  These activities extend overseas in developing countries where he supports live kidney transplantation through the charity “Transplant Links Community.”

He has appeared on radio and television, most recently in 2019 on channel 5 in the series ‘operation’ participating in and commentating on a live kidney transplant.

Special interests:
Vascular Surgery: Varicose Vein Laser ablation & RFA ablation, Carotid Stenosis Surgery, Carotid Body tumour, Diabetic Foot, Abdominal Aortic, Iliac and Popliteal Aneurysms, Peripheral Bypass Surgery for claudication or critical ischaemia, retroperitoneal surgery including support for sarcoma resection. Upper limb surgery including surgery for thoracic outlet syndrome (TOS).

Laparoscopic (Key hole): hernia repairs, cholecystectomy, appendicectomy, nephrectomy

Renal (Kidney) Failure: peritoneal dialysis catheter insertion (open and laparoscopic), simple and complex arterio-venous fistulas and grafts